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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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sleepless Planning And Double Visits.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We are definitely getting back to normal when it comes to sleeping. Last night both Kathy and I could not turn our brains off while trying to sleep. Kathy was packing all kinds of things for our move but she can’t remember what she was packing. I have already figured out how to wire up the Solar System for our trailer but for some reason I was trying to draw it up so that Kathy could understand it. It finally got to be too much for both of us and we finally met in our office where we spent the next hour and a half playing games on the computers trying to relax. We finally got to bed by 6:30 and managed to sleep until just after 8:00 this morning. We figure we each got close to three hours of sleep.

With the temperature lingering around the freezing mark this morning we settled back at the computers getting caught up on our morning reading. Around 10:00 Keith from London Fuller called me up with prices on the inverter I’d inquired about plus another larger one. The prices he gave me were on refurbished units at Canadian pricing. When I referred back to my notes that I’ve written from US suppliers I was shocked. Using the US price times the exchange rate of our dollar plus shipping and duty I can order two new units from the supplier in Maine and still pay less than the price for the single refurbished unit in Canada. Guess we’ll be waiting to buy them until next fall when we once again will be in the US where shipping is free, the return duty lower and hopefully our dollar will be closer to parity.

Before lunch I hauled STUFF that we won’t be using in the trailer and Kathy planned on giving away. Shortly after 2:00 we drove over to VitalAire to pick up our CPAP supplies that we’d gone to get last week. They were very apologetic about the delay and making all kinds of excuses.

As we left there I noticed it was time to add some fuel to the truck so a quick stop at the new Pioneer gas bar on Walker Road was made. That is my favorite station in town because they have separate fuel islands for cars and large trucks which have the higher flow nozzles. I was also surprised at the cost of fuel which has not been this low in our area in quite a few years.

We took our time driving out to Amherstburg as we had a 4:00 dinner engagement with our friends Gerry and Sandy at Gilligan’s. We haven’t seen them since the RV Dreams Reunion Rally in North Carolina back in May. They told us about their travels after the rally and other places they have travelled to this year. They’ve also been following our blog so they already knew about our plans about Fulltiming. Then Sandy and Kathy got caught up on a lot of things while Gerry and I talked shop about generators and the solar system that I want to add to the trailer. Even as we were eating our meals there was always someone keeping the conversation going. It was nearly 6:00 by the time we parted ways with the intention of getting together again before we head to the southwest next fall.

We drove a whole three blocks over to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s for our weekly visit. We brought in the STUFF that we’ll no longer need. Melissa will go through it and if she doesn’t need it she knows others that can use it which is fine with us. We had our usual great conversations and the strange thing is I cannot remember ever visiting with them that there was no reason to breakout in laughter and this was no exception.

Hopefully we'll start sleeping better again tonight. Tomorrow we’ve things to do and there are always new things that pop up as well. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

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1 comment:

  1. That's what we found with our solar here in the southwest, so many dealers just in Quartzsite at least 5 fully stocked dealers, with very competitive prices.

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