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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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Great Hockey, Shopping And Christmas Decorating.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After having some wakeful periods during the night I still managed to be up and about by 7:00 this morning. Kathy didn’t make her appearance until nearly 8:00. You’d think she was retired or something. Well yes she is and if she wants to sleep late she can do it. We’ve talked many times how in our past relationships that wouldn’t have been possible. We are so glad that we found one another and realize what is really important in life.

The sun came out to greet the day early but would later hide behind the clouds. By the time we’d had breakfast and finished our morning reading it wasn’t long before we were on our way out the door. We did make a quick stop at Tim Horton’s for coffee in an attempt to stay warm. The outside temperature would eventually reach 37 F (3 C) for a daytime high but we needed to stay warm while watching our grandson Tyler play hockey at the New Belle River Arena. We missed his game yesterday and learned that he’d scored three goals unassisted for a Hat-trick. Today the action was nonstop and there were plenty of defensive plays that were unbelievable. Tyler had a number of shots on the opposing net today but it seemed that the goalie predicted all of his shots. The first goal of the game would come only minutes before the end of the second period by Tyler’s team. That goal would be reinforced by a second goal with only a minute before the end of the game. The final score was 2 to 0 in favor of Tyler’s team.

Leaving the arena Kathy and I traveled to Dougal Avenue where we first stopped at Taco Bell to have a late lunch. Our next stop was at Payless Shoes where Kathy found shoes she badly needed. Then we crossed the parking lot to the west end Walmart where we looked unsuccessfully for a turkey. Kathy and I always supply the meat for whichever special occasion we get together as a family and we have been looking for Christmas turkey since just after our Canadian Thanksgiving. We did find additional plastic storage containers to use for clothes we will keep after we go Fulltime. We finally circled back towards our apartment where we found a Butterball Turkey at the Food Basics grocery store.

We made a quick stop at our apartment where we left behind our personal purchases and I changed into my working clothes. As soon as that was done we were on our way to our daughter Karen’s to help her put up some outdoor Christmas decorations. This is something I volunteer to help with but I prefer to do it when the temperature is warmer. Let’s just say it was difficult to install what was put up because at 37 degrees the electrical cords are not very flexible. Since we are normally not here to help take the lights down at the end of the holiday season I have no control of how things are put away. Karen was a little disappointed that some lights couldn’t be put up because of the cold temperatures and the way they had been stored. Once all the electrical cords were connected and working we appreciated a hot cup of tea to take the chill out of our bodies. We also delivered the turkey since we’ll be celebrating Christmas as a family at Karen’s home this year.

Back at the apartment working together it didn’t take long to plate our roast beef meal that we missed out on yesterday because our slow cooker was really slow. It still tasted great with enough leftovers for a few more meals. Kathy did manage to finish making her German Chocolate Pie topped with pecans that she served for dessert. Unfortunately it tasted so good there is only enough for another meal. Tomorrow we are hoping to start making more progress in the direction of going Fulltime in the spring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.


  1. Decorating for Christmas is always fun. It's also a reminder the festive season is ahead. Decorating for us usually started right after Thanksgiving but after Christmas was over, we were ready to put all those decorations away. However, now traveling that time of year in an RV, we rarely decorate because we go "home" for the holidays.

  2. WOW....Tyler keeps getting better and better.

    My dad always decorated outside the first warm day after Thanksgiving. The cords are awful to work with.

  3. The hockey is always fun .
    Maybe you will get a warmer day yet for the Christmas decorations?