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, December 6, 2015

Made Another Step Forward.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It seems that Kathy and I are back to trading nights that we stay awake and last night was my turn. After lying awake for over an hour and a half I finally went on my computer to play a game. An hour later I was back in bed lying around for at least another hour and a half before finally drifting off to sleep. I dislike waking up late but if you don’t sleep at night you are going to sleep later in the morning. 

It was past 9:00 by the time we finished eating our breakfast and headed to the computers. At that point we got an additional surprise. The sun started shining through the clouds and the light ground level fog finally burned away. The first thing I did was check the Weather Network to see what the afternoon temp might be. The forecast showed the temperature rising to the mid-40s shortly after lunch so a plan was hatched. We spent the rest of the morning reading on the computers, accomplishing small projects inside the apartment and making lunch. 

After lunch Kathy came with me to Guardian Storage so I could work on the trailer because she cares about me and didn’t want me on the roof without someone else around. A few weeks ago I managed to install solar panels we had already purchased on the roof of the trailer but not wire them up. Today I was planning on installing a smaller temporary charge controller and connect the panels so they would maintain the charge on our existing batteries through the winter. My original design change slightly and after getting the controller connected to the batteries I realized I still needed a lower junction box. Guess I’ll be back again this week to make the final connection without leaving the ground. 
Today I had my hoodie pulled up for some warmth.
I did get on the roof today where the first thing I did was open the junction box and drill a hole for the cable fasteners. Do you remember the weather guessers forecasting mid-40s temperatures earlier? They were wrong especially on the roof near an open field we were lucky there wasn’t ice in the puddles. I finally got all the wires stripped back and connected on the roof. By the time we left the trailer I was frozen and even Kathy was starting to feel chilled. 

It was past 4:30 so we stopped at Taco Bell for supper and to warm up. We also got a chance to people watch before heading in the direction of our daughter Karen’s home for a Sunday night visit. However when we arrived there wasn’t a vehicle in the driveway which is an indication that nobody was home. We weren’t back at the apartment long when Karen called us. She was over the flu virus she’d had earlier this week and had been out grocery shopping. When she got home Greg who was supposed to be at work had just come home sick with the flu. She called so we wouldn’t go over because she knows how susceptible Kathy is to catching all kinds of bugs. We’ll visit sometime this week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

All pictures taken by Kathy.


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  1. Well, it's a good thing that you're taking the steps forward and not backwards.

  2. That looks awful cold on that roof.

  3. It won't be long before you are watching the amps going into the batteries.

  4. I understand sleep problems...sometimes not enough, sometimes too much. My Jayco trailer didn't have a ladder to get up on the roof. I tried once with another kind of ladder and almost killed myself. My new trailer has a ladder. I just got over what I'll call an intestinal "discomfort". Nice of people to tell you to stay away ahead of one needs to be sick. Glad you're up and about, Kathy. Nice to be back in touch--I think of all the bloggers I used to read daily. Since I'm up and moving around I try not to let the computer tempt me. This is the first time I've been on since I wrote the post. Thank you for even caring to check after such a long time. Hope we meet some day.