It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Staying put this winter!

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We sat and discussed the pros and cons and after careful consideration about numerous issues we have been worried about we have opted to remain at home this year and will resume our travels next winter.  It was a difficult decision but one that we both feel had to be made. 

The economy right now is shaky to say the least and affects the future of many countries including Canada and the USA. The Canadian dollar is at the lowest it has been in long while. 

We had to make many costly major repairs on both our vehicles and the trailer during a course of the last 2 years which has caused us to use up our repair fund. That needs to be replenished before we hit the road again.  We feel it isn’t safe to travel without emergency funds to back us up if any major repair issues would happen.  So we need to work on that as it is a major problem. 

Lowering our expenses is important to both of us as we want to travel more than anything so we will do what we have to insure that we will continue to travel and do the things we have always dreamed about before age or health stop us. 

We are taking this year off and not heading to the sunny south because we feel that by doing so we will save enough to help replenish our repair fund.  We sincerely hope this will be a mild winter for us here at home.  It should also give us time to do some minor work on the trailer and a little more downsizing in the apartment that we have been putting off. Now with our decision it is more important than ever to achieve. Richard also plans on getting a part-time job in his trade to help out as well. We know that many of you work camp for funds and campsite rentals. Unfortunately we do not have work camping in the Windsor district. 
We have also decided to go full time until our health stops us. We have done our homework and looked into the Windsor RV Park & Campground.  We have put our name on a seasonal waiting list with 7 ahead of us. We won’t know the results or how long we have to wait until the campground reopens in April. This park is close to what we need doctors, groceries, fuel and family. We will be preparing for that as well. 

So to the wonderful RV folks that we love to visit with, we wish you well and hope to see you all down the road in 2016/17. We will be back soon you can count on it! Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Post written by Kathy.
Tonight's pictures are
things we will truly
miss this winter. 


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  1. Well those are some pretty big decisions the two of you have made. I hope everything works out as you have planned.

  2. Not a bad what works for the two of you..
    we are doing the same..doing what's best for us!

  3. Well, we'll miss being able to catch up with you this winter, but I'm sure you've done very thorough research and planning, and as you say, some sacrifices early on will pay off in the long run! Good luck in your new lifestyle!

  4. Know what you mean about the shaky economy & uncertain times ahead We too have had to make some decisions recently like selling our Congress house. All the best to you folks............

  5. Had you considered doing some workcamping during the winter in one of the warmer states or possibly, doing the Amazon thing to make some quick money? Good Luck in whatever you decide to pursue.

  6. Doug and I both know how hard these decisions are to make. We know you both spent many, many hours coming to the conclusion for what works for you. We also know what it is like to go back to work part-time. All will be good and it will be a new adventure! You love Ava so much, I am excited for you to make her your new home will be like camping all the time!!

    "Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure"

    Good luck - you guys rock!!!

  7. WOW....didn't see this coming. Totally understand about your decision. The great thing is that you will have family around. That will make the winter fly by.

    Living in a 5er isn't much different than living in an apt. A bit smaller but has all the conveniences of home. Good luck!

  8. Welcome to the fulltime lifestyle, into our 10 th year enjoying it and love every minute. And no home base to eat up our money. Just take your house with you wherever you go.
    Good luck.

  9. Decisions are difficult but once you've made one, you can go forward with it.

  10. Making hard decisions is important and I am sure it will allow you to be able to follow your dream in the near future!

  11. Difficult decisions but smart ones. Please keep posting as you go thru this transition. We want to know how you are managing.