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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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Search Continues And Our Shopping Is Completed.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Whatever it was that had us feeling so down in the dumps the other day was totally gone by the time we woke up this morning. Of course the recovery time varied slightly because I’d opened the curtains and was busy catching up on my reading on the computer before 7:00. As soon as I heard Kathy walking in the bedroom just after 8:00 it was time to make breakfast. Even though we had errands to run we settled back at the computers to finish off other chores. Sorry no luck with the photo issue on the blog.

As mentioned the other day we had planned on installing Solar Panels to our trailer for quite some time. Trying not to break the bank we have been adding to the system slowly. We started by my making racks to vertically store our batteries in the forward storage cabinet behind our landing gear. Next we started adding AGM Batteries with the plan to add more in the future. While staying at the Glades RV Park in Florida I ran welding cable to a junction box I’d mounted to the roof guaranteeing we’d have heavy enough wiring. This last week we finally installed the first of our solar panels.

This afternoon our first stop was to Unconquered Sun which has been in the area for just about five years. What we found out is that they are no longer into equipping RVs with solar power but have become more of a distributor to companies that are installing solar systems on farms, homes and businesses. However they did give us the name of a company here in Ontario that does take care of equipping RVs with solar. The reason we were looking into a company here is so that we can get higher powered panels at a cheaper price than the panels we already have cost us.

Our next stop was at Boss Auto Recycling to pick up a heater motor for the car that decided to die the other day. They had a used unit for less than half the price of a new unit that would’ve had to be ordered.

Down the road we stopped at Kathy’s doctor’s office so she could pick up some vitamins that help her arthritis but are only sold at the in-house Pharmacy.

Next we stopped at Home Depot to inquire about the Solar Systems that they were selling earlier this year. In this short of a time they are no longer selling them but have people qualified to install them.

Crossing the parking lot we stopped at the Dollar Store where we got in a bit of walking while we picked up a few needed supplies.

We then headed across town before stopping at the Credit Union to do some banking before driving across the street to Walmart. We spent some time browsing around the store and besides getting a few more needed groceries we manage to finish getting the last of the gifts on our list. Kathy was happy to announce that we are now finished our Christmas Shopping for this year.

Today when we left the apartment around noon even though it was windy we were comfortable wearing our denim jackets. By the time we were heading home this afternoon we were starting to get cold and the temperature for our area is only going downhill for the next week.

After supper Kathy finished wrapping the last of the gifts we purchased today. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

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4 comments:

  1. Just wondered if you have considered 24v or higher panels?
    Less panels for same amount of power, however downside is
    Controller is more expensive. I just mentioned it because of weight and roof space. At least you have a winter project.

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    1. We just had ours all done very reasonable in Quartzsiste Arizona, everywhere you go there is Rv solar panel, suppliers down here. Very reasonable even with the exchange rate.

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  2. You make me feel guilty. We are cutting way back this year. It even was the girls' idea. Our family is doing a bigger food drive than last year.
    Glad you both are feeling better.

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  3. It's always a good feeling when you can find what you're looking for and then being happy with the purchase.

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