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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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Geared Up and Saving Money.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We both managed to sleep fairly well last night with the window fully open. After eating breakfast we spent some time on the computers before we had to get ready to leave.

It was nearly 12:00 noon when we picked our grandson Tyler up at home to bring him out to the New Belle River Arena for his first hockey practice of the season. It was only yesterday that Greg got the text from Tyler’s coach about this practice. Within that time Tyler had to get his equipment ready and needed to go buy new skates. Luckily Greg’s friend who knows more about hockey than I do was able to take him to get new skates. Now today the cycle of this season’s competition would start again. When Tyler’s team first came out onto the ice both Kathy and I were looking for the familiar number 3 that has be on the back of every jersey he’s ever worn. Instead we had to search the faces to see that Tyler’s new jersey has the number 97 on the back. The coaches ran the players through their paces for well over an hour. 

It didn’t take long for Tyler to down the bottle of Gatorade that we’d brought for him to drink. That held off his appetite long enough for us to get to the nearest McDonalds where we all enjoyed a late lunch. Of course we used coupons to save ourselves some cash. By the time we dropped Tyler at home it only took him a few minutes to start drying out his equipment before heading to a nice warm shower. We’ll be seeing him again tomorrow.

We had to make a brief stop at the apartment before going to the grocery store that we’ve delayed doing. We went to the Zehrs grocery store on Manning Road. Armed with our shopping list we were both shocked to see the high costs of meats and fresh produce that we use to survive. Fortunately all the local area Zehrs stores were having a Tax Free Day today so even though we had a momentary case of sticker shock at the time of checkout we were smiling to ourselves knowing that not only had we saved money on the sale items but we also saved nearly forty dollars in taxes that we didn’t have to pay.

Once we had all our groceries put away back at the apartment because of our late lunch the only thing we were hungry for was a light snack. Tomorrow will be another busy day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Is Tyler happy with his new number? Was it his choice?

    Cute joke.

  2. $40.00 in taxes was a lot of savings.