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Friday, August 28, 2015

Using Valuable Time and Visiting at Cornfest.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Last night Kathy had a fairly good night’s sleep while I struggled to sleep. Still I was wide awake and out of bed by 7:00 this morning which meant that Kathy soon followed into the dining room. That was bad in one sense but good in another. We were notified that the electric power to the building was going to be shut off at 9:00 this morning and could take up to six hours to fix. This all had to do with the breaker that could not take the load when everyone was running their Air Conditioners during the extremely warm days of early summer. 

We managed to eat breakfast and be driving out of the parking lot by 8:50. There was no use sitting around not being able to use our computers so we ran some errands. Our first stop was Motor City Credit Union to cash our reimbursement cheque sent to us from our Health Care Provider. Taking only five minutes to do that we continued to our Optometrist office to have my computer glasses repaired. The other day I went to put them on and the left lens fell out due to a suddenly missing screw. Five minutes later my glasses were repaired at no charge and we were once again on the move. 
Even Elvis stopped in to enjoy some corn on the cob.
We wanted to do some walking but not at the mall so we went to the westside Walmart. We walked for quite some time and even managed to mark a few other things off our gift list. Yes we are still at it being much later than most years. By 10:30 we were ready to leave but needed a snack so we stopped at the in store McDonalds where we each had a Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie. That helped recharge our energy levels allowing us to do more walking. Our next stop was the Wholesale Club grocery store. This is a great place to shop if you are a business such as a store or small restaurant or if you need to stock up on certain items. They don’t have the variety of a typical grocery store but they deal with bulk items and there’s no membership fee. 
Taken early the crowds started filling the park after 5:00.
After heading back to the apartment we were still in the dark but Kathy managed to make lunch with what light she had. We then spent part of the afternoon with Kathy reading and I busied myself solving Cryptograms. At 2:45 the power came on just short of the six hour estimate and the fridge and freezer immediately started pumping away. 

Now we decided to run a few more errands. Our first stop was the Dollar Store for some inexpensive supplies. Then we drove to the local Home Hardware where using a coupon I was able to have our propane cylinder refilled with a forty percent savings. 

Once we’d returned the cylinder to the apartment Kathy and I drove over to LaCasse Park where the town of Tecumseh was holding its annual Tecumseh Cornfest. Because this was Friday the opening day Seniors paid half price for parking, got into the park FREE and could eat their fill of hot corn on the cob FREE. The corn was cooked perfectly, lightly buttered and was still very juicy. Kathy and I each had only two because we know what happens if one gets carried away. We continued walking around the park checking vendors and the amusement rides for the children. There are live bands that are hired to entertain the crowds and they even have Big Name entertainers every year on Saturday night. All the proceeds earned by this event help to support parks and sports arenas for the local children. We also managed to bump into Moe and his wife Sherry while there. Moe and I worked together for over thirty years.   

We were back home to see the weather forecast on the 6 o’clock News. Word is we are going back to real summer temperatures starting tomorrow.  Moe phoned me back with some information that he wanted to share with me. Now I have more research to do along with a few concerns. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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