It's about time.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Down Day Thanks to Murphy.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After Murphy pulled that fast one on us yesterday by causing a problem with the truck’s DPF neither of us slept too well last night. It was like having our balloon burst even though we’d worked at making certain all the I-s were dotted and the T-s crossed. 

After having breakfast the only thing we could think of doing was our morning reading before researching alternate plans. Even though the temperature was much more comfortable outside today we didn’t feel like going anywhere. As most RVers do they always have backup plans but since we were still at home we didn’t. It did add up to a very down day thanks to Murphy. 

Kathy did create a wonderful vegetable stir-fry for supper that went wonderfully with the two Sirloin steaks that I grilled on the Weber. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures taken by Kathy.


Krackers

Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Jokes On The Job

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings,

 they did it by killing all those who opposed them.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Major Murphy.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Knowing that we had a lot to accomplish to do in preparation to hitting the road my sleep was broken throughout the night. Once I finally got up the first thing I did was to get the makings of breakfast ready so that I could hit the ground running. I’d barely checked the local news on the computer when I heard Kathy making her way from the bedroom.

Once breakfast was complete I immediately started getting the laundry sorted and was in the laundry room before 9:30. It was easy getting the washing going but by the time I needed the dryers there was a slight wait. While the dryers were going I had a chance to return to the apartment and get my clothes gathered for this visiting getaway we had planned. Kathy had the craving to make some spaghetti for lunch so we had a light serving so as not to feel weighed down.

By the time I’d returned with all the folded clothes Kathy had gathered the clothes she’d planned to bring so it didn’t take long to get the Weber closed down to bring along. Using a shopping cart from downstairs it didn’t take long to get everything loaded in the truck.

Since we had more to do to save time I took the expressway. We hadn’t travelled a half mile when the truck started running so rough you’d have thought that it was only running on half the cylinders. Since we were close to the Central cutoff we limped the truck to Windsor Gas & Diesel. As soon as we drove in Jim heard us and said it sounded like the DPF was plugged. He also said he couldn’t get to it until Tuesday. With barely enough power to move the truck itself the thoughts of towing our trailer five hundred miles were suddenly dashed.

After getting back to the apartment we were busy putting all our clothes and the Weber Q back where we’d gotten them from. Next I called our son Gary to let him know that we wouldn’t be camping together this weekend. He said that is a common problem with the big semis at work. For supper we had the leftover spaghetti Kathy had made for lunch.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed the truck repair is a quick fix so we can reschedule our visit before the grandchildren go back to school. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door?


He wanted to win the No-bell prize.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ways To Deal With The Heat.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even though I’d had a good workout recreating the Patio at our daughter’s home yesterday with the help of our grandson Tyler I still kept waking up throughout the night. When I finally woke up just after 8:00 this morning I immediately started getting things ready for breakfast. The rattling of the coffee cups was all it took to wake Kathy. We spent a short amount of time reading on the computers but made certain to be out of the apartment before 10:00 when the building had planned to shut the power off in order to replace a troublesome electrical breaker. Since the Weather Network as well as the local News had both forecasted a warmer temperature and Humidex we figure escaping to the Air Conditioned confines of the Devonshire Mall was a great way to pass some time. 
Again the Before picture of the patio.
Turning out of the parking lot onto Tecumseh Road traffic came to a near halt and not because of the construction ahead but an accident filling the intersection with emergency response vehicles. Finally making it to the expressway we only traveled approximately a mile before being detoured to the service roads. There had been an accident between a car and a motorcycle overnight that turned into a fatality. Police had the expressway closed in both directions while they did the accident reconstruction measurements and such. I later learn the driver of the car was charged with Distracted Driving as well as Dangerous Driving because he rear-ended the Honda Goldwing motorcycle that was travelling at highway speed in the same direction. 
Tyler and myself finishing the new improved patio.
Our first stop at the mall was at Sears where Kathy returned the package she’d picked up the other day. We even spent time walking around inside of Sears noting how much had changed. What used to be a vibrant business has been scaled back considerably.

We continued walking around the mall until just before noon when we went to the Food Court to have our lunch. While we took our time eating we spent the time doing something that has amused us over the years. People Watching! You will actually get a chuckle watching some people and the things they do that draw others attention to them without their realizing it.

It was past 1:30 when we started heading towards home and the expressway was still closed off.

Kathy felt like she was melting just walking to and from the car even though I got the car as close to the door as possible for her. We talked with Sandy our neighbor and she said the power never went off all day. Management must have realized they chose the wrong day to shut the power when everyone in the building would need to use their Air Conditioners. The Weather Network is forecasting cooler temperatures for next week.

After supper we drove out to Amherstburg for our weekly Wednesday evening visit with Kevin and Melissa. As usual we had an enjoyable visit that had lots of laughter rolled in.

I just sat down to write this post when our daughter Karen called making certain that I was okay. She said when I left last night I was looking pretty worn out. I appreciated the gesture but it had been a long hot day and thankfully Tyler had been there to help me out. She’s very happy with the way the patio turned out.

Tomorrow we have lots to do because we are out of here on Friday. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

The curtains in your living room are camouflage.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hot Landscaping.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just that little bit of w@#k I did last evening made me sleep so soundly I never woke up until I heard the alarm going off this morning. Yes I had to use the alarm because I needed to meet our daughter-in-law Melissa at her place of employment to retrieve a tamper tool that I had to use today. Our son Kevin had put it in the rear of the van last night and I met her before her shift. 
Barbecue on the ground Time to rework the old patio stones. . 
As soon as I walked back in the apartment Kathy was there having gotten things ready for breakfast. She said she sensed my absence the moment I walked out of the apartment. Once breakfast was over Kathy went to the computer after I kissed her and headed out the door. The weather forecast was calling for Humidex values today exceeding the century mark and the job that I had to do was outside in the direct sunlight.
After arriving at our daughter Karen’s house I didn’t go inside but immediately set to the task of lifting the original patio stones that led into the back yard. It wasn’t long that Tyler realized I was there and came out to help. Since he hadn’t eaten breakfast yet I sent him back inside not wanting him to pass out because he was starving. Once he joined me we worked well together as I explained what we were doing. We had the weed cloth down and the bags of screening leveled before I noticed it was past 12:30.
Smelling lunch.
I’m the opposite of a Diabetic being Hypoglycemic I needed something to eat so I took Tyler to A&W for lunch. We had a chance to visit as the Air Conditioned dining room and cold Root Beers helped us cool down before going back to work.
We managed to get all eighteen of the new patio stones laid and leveled by 2:30 but the heat was starting to get the best of us even though we were keeping ourselves hydrated. We conferred that we’d wait until after supper to finish the job and hoping the temp would cool down a bit.
Laying the second last stone.
Kathy was surprised that I was home and hadn’t bulled through to finish the job even though it was so hot. I had to change my clothes just to cool down even though the AC was on. I managed to read a few morning blogs and scan the Weather Network before supper. The Humidex had climbed above the century mark early this morning and was still holding through the afternoon.
It's hot but can we play
Kathy had marinated a nice side of spare ribs and wrapped them in foil for me to grill on our Weber. She also made a couple of delicious sides to go with them. Needless to say I didn’t stay outside while the ribs were on the grill cooking on low for about forty minutes. When we opened the foil the ribs were actually falling off the bone tender.
It was just past 5:30 when Kathy and I arrived back at Karen’s. Thinking that we’d need more bags of screening I asked Karen to pick up a couple more while Tyler and I continued relaying the old patio stones. After she had left we realized the old stones were not only a quarter inch larger in dimension but they were also thicker which meant scraping screening out rather than adding. We finished laying all the stones without using any more screening so she’ll just return them. It took another hour to add the sealing sand which stops weeds or grass from growing between all the stones and tamping them. 
At $35.00 a bag you save the extra sealer sand.
Karen helping Tyler on the final cleaning.
I was hardly in our apartment when I headed for the shower. After taking an extra-strength Tylenol I sat at the computer where it said the Humidex was still 97 F (36 C) at 9:00. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter yet and our building is supposed to be shutting the power off so they can replace the breaker that’s always causing problems. Not good timing! Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

The World's Great Proverbs

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hot Day Shopping and Project Purchases.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy had a slightly restless night so it was no wonder when she slept until nearly 9:00 this morning. With another day being forecasted to feel close to the century mark we worked on things inside the apartment this morning.
 After enjoying our lunch and washing the dishes we headed over to the Devonshire Mall on Howard Avenue. Kathy had a package she’d ordered from the Sears catalogue that needed to be picked up. Afterwards we walked around the mall looking at a number of things but only buying a single Kit-Kat chocolate bar at the Dollar Store to share as an afternoon snack at 3:00. We did walk through a number of stores and were surprised to see that most were already stocking the shelves and racks with the Fall and Winter fashions. We would have had to be here immediately after New Years in order to get our choice of the summer clothes. 

Back at the apartment I grilled the last of the All-Beef Ball-Park Franks for our supper. We figured since we were each having two we wouldn’t need anything else to eat. 

By 6:00 we were at our daughter Karen’s with the truck so we could go over to the local Home Hardware store. Surprisingly it cost us less than if we’d driven all the way to Home Depot. Even though it is a chain all stores are locally owned and operated. With the warm weather I was glad that I’d brought two water bottles because I drank one at the store and the other while unloading the truck at Karen’s 

I’m hoping to get an early start on the project tomorrow so hopefully I’ll be finished before it gets too hot. Wednesday is supposed to far exceed today’s heat so I don’t want to be working on the project then. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures Taken in
Key West.


Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You broke all of your wedding vows during your honeymoon.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Praying For A Dear Friend and Hot Happy Birthday.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We both woke up feeling very refreshed this morning after having a good night’s sleep. While watching the Weather Network while having our breakfast we noted that today was again going to have a Humidex bordering on the century mark and since we had plans for the afternoon we decided to stay cool inside the apartment until then.

When it neared lunch Kathy started toasting some bread getting ready for the Hungarian Houlka that I was grilling on the Weber. It just seems to taste better grilled like that. Once it was done Kathy split it open and spread it on the toast open faced with mustard on it. It just melted in your mouth. 
Sanford waiting for a treat.
Since we haven’t heard from our friends Bill and Vera in a couple of weeks Kathy called and spoke to Vera. Bill had taken a fall over two months ago and banged his head on a curb. When an MRI was done there was blood found on his brain. That was definitely not a good thing as it was causing Bill to be off balance. Surgery was just done to remove the pressure this last week. When Bill tried walking with assistance the other day he was again off balanced. Another MRI was done and more blood was found on the brain. They will attempt one more surgery to correct his problem but since he is 83 years old with a heart condition this could be another problem. We’ll be praying for our friend and be there if Vera needs support. 
Our Granddaughter Kylla.
Picture from files
Around 2:30 we headed over to our Daughter Karen’s for a celebration. Our granddaughter Kylla is no longer a teenager. Since her summer job as a Temporary Part Time worker keeps her on the Midnight Shift she had just gotten out of bed and had a shower before we arrived. She didn’t want me taking her picture because she didn’t have her makeup just right but the celebration was still nice. Karen also took the time to show me the landscape project she wants me to do for her before next weekend. 
Not sure what to serve Karen had three small specialty cakes. 
Back at the apartment Kathy made her garlic pasta with a vegetable mix as sides while I grilled a couple of hamburgers for our supper on the Weber Q. Our grandson Matthew’s soccer game that was to be played outside this evening was cancelled due to the high heat so after the news we watched a movie that we’d missed at theaters until 9:00.  We’re hitting the road on Friday and we’ve got some work to do before. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

Who makes suits and eats spinach?


Popeye the Taylor Man.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hot Weather For a Power Problem.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Getting out of bed around 7:30 this morning I managed to have everything set up to make breakfast and had read half the morning blogs we follow by the time Kathy woke up. She was up by 8:00 the problem was that hardly anyone took the time to write last night. I know that lots of people don’t feel that life itself is worth writing about but sometimes our repetitious days are what keep others entertained. Since these are Blogs, Logs, Ledgers or Diaries whatever you wish to call them they are also a way for the writer to recall exactly what they did on a particular day. 

Our daughter Karen had asked me to do a little landscaping job in their backyard and was supposed to call for us to come over this morning. When she hadn’t called by 10:30 Kathy called to find out that Karen wasn’t feeling very well so we’ll see her when we visit tomorrow. 

With that change of plans I brought things to the truck that needed to go to the trailer this afternoon. I then fired up the Weber and grilled some nice Pork Kabobs for our lunch while Kathy warmed up the leftover garlic noodle dish she made from the other night. It all tasted great and wasn’t overfilling. 

Once the dishes were washed Kathy went to work on our expenditure spreadsheet to get the entries put in that she couldn’t while I revised the program last week. Since there was a forecast for severe thunderstorms this afternoon with the Humidex hovering around the century mark again I was out the door as soon as I could. 

When it rains where we have the trailer stored it’s like the trailer is in the middle of a pond. Luckily when I got there it was nice and dry so I immediately started pulling containers from the basement so that I could repack them with things that I’d brought to the apartment. I was also on the hunt for my Grommet Tool and it wasn’t where it should be so I looked in a number of other containers unsuccessfully. I’ll definitely find it when I don’t need it. 

Back at the apartment Kathy was just finishing her book keeping when I got back and the coolness from the Air Conditioning felt wonderful. We were just about to start cooking supper at 4:20 when our power suddenly went out. Other neighbors on the floor were coming out because of the same problem. That meant one of the main breakers that feeds power to the second and third floor had popped again. The manager wasn’t in so I simply called the emergency service number for the building. The person that answered in Toronto took the information and said they’d send out an Electrician. 

Since we couldn’t cook in the apartment around 5:30 we drove to the A&W on Manning Road where we used a coupon and had an enjoyable meal at a reduced price. The cold drink and their Air Conditioned dining room were welcome reliefs from the outside temperatures. 

Back at the apartment we’d no sooner got home when the thunderstorms that had been forecasted began coming down. We busied ourselves reading books and doing puzzles using flashlights. Finally at 7:35 our power was restored. Since I was the one that called in the problem the Electrician called to know if we had our power back on. He also said there was a major problem with the breaker that will have to be replaced. Glad that we’re not paying for it! 

Kathy and I would like to welcome Jan Mains from the blog Bill and Jan RVing the USA as our latest follower. Kathy and I have been following their travels for quite some time now and are hoping to be able to cover some of the same territory that they have traveled. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures taken by Kathy
in Tennessee this Spring.


Krackers

Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Pointy-Haired Boss: I need you to work on a highly confidential project. When you're done, I want you to dig your own shallow grave and beat yourself to death with the shovel.

Dilbert: Why does it feel as if my entire career has been in preparation for this project?

Pointy-Haired Boss: You're welcome.

Scott Adams, Dilbert

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washed Out Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even though we knew that we couldn’t sleep in late this morning we both managed to get a decent night’s sleep. Shortly after 7:30 this morning we were awake and getting ready for the arrival of Dan the building maintenance man. As soon as we’d finished breakfast it only took five minutes to have the kitchen counter completely cleared.

When there is work that will be done in our apartment we are always notified in writing the day before and we had been. Dan normally shows up at 9:00 in the morning but today he didn’t show up until after 10:30. He’d been delayed on a water leak on the 7th floor. He immediately started sanding the kitchen wall behind the counter before vacuuming the dust. Once that was finished he sealed the edge along the wall before putting a fresh coat of paint over the entire wall.

We’d also had a problem with one of the fasteners holding the sliding closet door rail in the office. Suddenly for some reason it slipped down the other day so now Dan had to finish extracting the fastener before inserting a new one into the cement ceiling. He even took the time to adjust the doors to work better than they ever have since we lived here.

It was well past lunch time when Dan left with the promise to come back after lunch. It was nearly 2:00 when he returned. This time it was to replace the new light fixture that had been replaced by contractors while we were away last winter. The problem with that light fixture was that it was meant for a home with a ten foot ceiling not eight. It hung so low that even Kathy would get smacked in the face if she forgot to step around it. It took Dan nearly an hour to change it to the same style as what is in our hall.

With the Humidex sitting above the century mark outside it wasn’t much use to work outside that late in the day but it that didn’t stop me from grilling a pizza on the Weber Q. It tasted great and with our new pizza pan it came out perfect. Tomorrow will definitely be a busy day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

How does a man keep his youth?


By giving her money, furs and diamonds. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cooking and Getting Things Straight.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Last night we were in bed shortly after seeing the weather report on the 11:00 news. We both managed to sleep fairly well to the point that we were getting out of bed shortly after 7:30 this morning. By midmorning we’d finished all our blog and E-mail reading so I consulted my to-do list. I was about to start doing something that I’d have gotten pretty dirty at when I remembered a few errands that needed running this morning. 

Due to changes in our health care coverage there has been an increase in what we have to pay for our prescriptions. I had called our carrier questioning certain charges only to be told we’d overpaid. My first stop was Shoppers Drug Mart where we have our prescriptions filled. When they came up with the answer that it was a dispensing fee that they are allowed to charge above the cost of the script I wasn’t too happy. So they called the carrier who responded the same as they were telling me. Why can’t they just keep things simple the way they used to be? 

On the way home I stopped at Metro Grocery Store to pick up a few things that Kathy needed because she had already started cooking things for supper but was getting ready to do more baking just before I left the apartment. She just put it on hold until I returned with the ingredients that she needed. 

As soon as I got home she started making our lunch. Once lunch was finished and the dishes were washed and put away. Then Kathy started her baking while I set about to do our pill daucettes for the next five weeks. By doing it this way I’m not stuck doing it every Saturday night. By the time I’d finished recycling the empty pill bottles Kathy was in the process of making supper. 

Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer than it was today and Dan the building maintenance man is supposed to come finish our kitchen wall. After that I better get moving on our to-do list because we’re back on the road next Friday. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures taken by Kathy
in Tennessee.


Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

The only thing your credit card is good for is scraping frost off your windshield.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

No More Shaggy Dogs.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Well I managed to have a decent night’s sleep but was still up by 8:00 this morning. When Kathy doesn’t wake up shortly after I leave the room I know that she’s had a bad night. Once it was past 8:30 and she wasn’t up I felt worse because that meant that I had to wake her. Doing so as gently as possible I slowly opened the drapes and blinds in the bedroom to let the sunlight do the job. If we didn’t have a morning appointment today I would have let her sleep. 

After having breakfast we did have time to do our morning reading on the computers but shortly after 10:00 we were on our way to Fantastic Sam’s to get our hair cuts. We extended our time to seven weeks between trims and with the warmth of the summer heat we were starting to look like a couple of shaggy dogs. Even our hairstylist Jenna couldn’t believe how much our hair had grown. We had to wait a few extra minutes before she finished her previous customer but within a half hour we were once again looking and feeling human again. 

On the way home we needed to stop at the Credit Union to get Kathy’s debit card reset. When we were at the grocery store the other day she’d used the PIN for her credit card instead and when she repeated the mistake the card went into a holding mode which helps to prevent someone else from fraudulently using her card. Unfortunately Kathy couldn’t use her card until she got it reset. 

Since it was well past 12:45 by the time we’d finished getting that straightened around and since Taco Bell was next door that was what we ate for lunch. We didn’t have a coupon but we shared a Big Box Meal which was more than enough to satisfy us both. 

We then drove across the parking lot to pick up things we needed at the Dollar Store as well as getting in some walking exercise that we’ve missed out on lately. 

Back at the apartment Kathy started making the entries on the improved spreadsheet that I worked on for her the last few days. Somehow when I copied entries on the old file to the new some of the numerical entries didn’t make the transaction. Luckily Kathy still has the receipts but now she has to double check what is missing. She still insists that in the end it will be easier keeping track of our expenses. 

For supper I grilled two all-beef hotdogs as well as two large Portobello mushrooms that Kathy had prepared with a Balsamic Vinaigrette. Supper tasted great and we were more than satisfied. 

Being that it was Wednesday evening we headed out to Amherstburg for our weekly visit with our son Kevin and Daughter-in-law Melissa. As usual we had an enjoyable visit that had plenty of discussion mixed with a good dose of laughter. When we were about to leave a quick check of the marker lights showed they were all working properly tonight not like last week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

The World's Great Proverbs

Misfortunes never come singly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Easy Does it.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After having a partially restful night I was up by 7:00 this morning which meant that within a few minutes Kathy would sense my absence and would have joined me in the dining room. The weather forecast for today was for cooler temperatures with a light breeze coming from the north. 

It seemed that a lot of our regular blogs we normally read first thing in the morning were taking a sabbatical or would post later in the morning. That meant that I was able to get an early start on doing the laundry. It’s not what most people want to read about but it’s a necessary part of our lives whether on the road or at home and by writing it in the post helps us to remember when we did it. 

There were a few machines in use when I got downstairs but nobody else was around. I just got things started and headed back to the apartment until it was time to get things in the dryers. At this point I was able to get a few more things that I needed to get done before going back to fold the clothes. 

We had a late lunch and equally late supper allowing us to have a relaxing sort of day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Love the Mountains 
and Hills of Tennessee.


Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

Your wife's jewelry box plays "Beast of Burden" when opened.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pineapple Pie.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Why I only woke one time through the night last night when I couldn’t hardly sleep the night before leaves me baffled. Kathy was extremely happy for me because that meant that she slept soundly as well. We were both up by 8:00 this morning feeling refreshed and watching the Weather Network while having breakfast. Their forecast for today was we could expect slightly cooler temperatures with clear skies for the day. 
North of Marathon Key on Highway 1.
Kathy mentioned that she had a number of entries that she was waiting to make in her Expense Spreadsheet that I have been modifying for her over the last few days. After spending a short amount of time doing our morning computer reading I returned to the task at hand of making changes to the spreadsheet template. Kathy busied herself getting our supper going in the crock pot as well as baking a Pineapple pie. Once she had the pie in the oven she concentrated on making lunch. 
Kapok Tree in Key West.
Has withstood the direct hit of many hurricanes.
Following lunch I finished verifying the working formulas that totaled all the columns listed and then the ones that categorized even those. The columns broke down many more possible expenses that will make the entries easier to determine. That will make it so that Kathy can see how much we are spending for the entire year in each category by just looking at the tally sheet at the end. By 4:00 I had copied the file to my computer from the memory stick as a backup and reinstalled it onto Kathy’s computer. I then spent the next hour explaining how it all worked and having her test it. She was very satisfied with it saying that it will actually save her a lot of work and headaches. 
This Banyan tree at Edison Compound in Ft. Myers.
It covers over an acre of ground. 
Supper was delicious! Not only did we enjoy pork roast with horse radish as a condiment but baked potatoes and carrots all from the crock pot. Kathy jokes that it’s nice to have someone cooking for her while she relaxed. The Pineapple pie Kathy baked from a recipe she got online was also delicious and she says she’ll be baking more of those in the future. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

What pet makes the loudest noise?


A Trum-pet!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

More Spreadsheet Adjustments and Hot Soccer Game.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy had a somewhat restless night last night because every time she rolled over she sensed my absence in bed. No matter what I tried I just could not stay asleep. At best I had two hours of sleep total. 
Matthew sending the ball back toward the opposing net.
Once we’d finished breakfast shortly before 9:00 we sat at the computers and got caught up on our morning reading. The Weather Network had again posted a high heat and storm warning for our area but instead of feeling like 113 F (45 C) like yesterday it would only feel like 109 F (43 C) today. Those few degrees is a big difference working outside so it was like a green light for me to spend the day working on Kathy’s spreadsheet project. 
Matthew practicing during break.
Today I busied myself transferring data that Kathy had already put on the old programs and then separating them in the appropriate categories. I had that nearly three quarters completed when I came across two more categories that had to be created. Showing Kathy the problem she reluctantly agreed so by supper time I’d gotten all the old files corrected. Now I just have to remodify the Template File so that I can produce the future files with ease. 
Chasing after the ball. 
With it being so hot outside again we left early and went to A&W where we used a coupon and saved nearly 40 percent off our bill. Again I picked up Kathy as close to the door as possible and dropped her off as close as possible to protect her from the heat. 
Matthew's team after winning the game.
Along with the high heat warning our area was also under a severe storm warning. Due the weather report the organizer of Matthew’s soccer league once again rented the indoor soccer field at the old Windsor Ice Palace. Even though most of the players would have preferred to play outside they appreciated the cooler environment they had to play in. With the field size being smaller than the outdoor field the game was much quicker with a lot more action and goals. 
Matthew (R) with team mate Corbin.
At the halftime break while most of the other players were off resting our grandson Matthew was busy practicing with a few other players. When the game resumed Matthew not only assisted on a couple of goals but also managed to score one unassisted. In the end Matthew’s team won by a single goal giving them the first place position for this year. Next week is another tournament so we’ll have to wait and see where they are playing. 
Grandson's friend Adam with Matthew.
Other than a few rain drops on our windshield on our way to the game the storms seem to have gone around us. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Employee Evaluation

"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."