It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Slow Changes.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Both Kathy and I took a regular strength Tylenol before going to bed last night since we both had a few aches and pains. That definitely helped us both fall asleep shortly after our heads hit the pillows. By 2:00 this morning I was laying wide awake staring at the ceiling until I finally got out of bed at 3:30. Still feeling the same body aches as before I tried another Tylenol and returned to bed where I tossed around for another hour before going to sit at my computer. I played a game that normally tires me out for nearly an hour before returning to bed again. Luckily I didn’t toss around as much and looked at the clock for the last time at 5:55. When I again looked at the clock the sun was seeping into the bedroom and the clock read 8:12. I got things ready to make breakfast then started my morning computer reading. At 9:11 Kathy emerged from the bedroom. At breakfast she said she slept soundly all night which helped to make up for the lack of sleep from the last couple of days.

After finishing our reading at the computers we once again started making phone calls for a less expensive alternative to our single cost bundle we had through the Bell network. Today we were much luckier than yesterday and even though we’ll have multiple bills in the coming months we’ll start seeing real savings within the first month. Sometime during the day on Saturday we’ll once again be reconnected to Cable that both Kathy and I had previously used for nearly thirty years.

While I finished making the arrangements for that Kathy busied herself making a wonderful Tuna and Fruit salad for our lunch. Not only was it delicious but was more than filling enough to tide us over until we’d have our supper.

After cleaning our dishes we were on our way to run a few errands. The first was the Local Union Office where with Kathy’s help I dropped off a box of old computer hardware for the Computers for Kids program. This is a non-profit organization run by volunteers from the local that take old computers fix them up and set them up in community centers for kids that can’t afford personal computers to use. Many of the larger companies in the area that replace their computers donate to this program because it keeps them out of the landfills. What computers or electronics (radios and televisions) that can’t be made usable are disassemble and recycled. The monies earned from the recycling helps to cover operating costs of the program. All in all it is a win win for everybody including the environment.

Since the Humidex was still in the upper 80s today we drove to the Devonshire Mall for some indoor walking exercise. We managed to walk the entire mall twice and checked out a few new stores that had just opened their doors. At 4:30 we went to the food court where we used a coupon at KFC and each had a three piece chicken dinner with fries, Cole slaw and a drink for $12.99. The meal was tasty and filling we didn’t have dishes to wash and we got to people watch while we had our meal.

Normally every Wednesday evening we head out to Amherstburg to visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. However Melissa had to work overtime yesterday because she is the only person from her group at work not on vacation and things were starting to pile up. Because our plans are flexible we waited until tonight to go visit. As usual we always have plenty to talk about and always enjoy our visits.

With our area going into a cool down for the next couple of days as soon as we got home the AC went off and the windows got opened. Tomorrow I’ll be making more phone calls in order to lower our monthly phone bills and save us more money for our travels. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. We like saving money too as much as possible.

  2. It's worth the effort, when you can reduce your bills.