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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Monday, January 25, 2016

More Sorting And An Explanation.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After a busy day yesterday we didn’t want to take the chance that we’d have difficulty sleeping last night so we both enjoyed a cup of Sleepy Time Tea before going to bed. We’ve experienced a Ninety Percent success rate when drinking that tea but try not making a habit of it so that our bodies can actually relax on their own. This morning we woke feeling quite refreshed and ready to make more progress on the job of cleaning the apartment and sorting things we need to keep and STUFF we’ll be getting rid of. 

First thing we did after breakfast was to do our morning reading on the computers. We both had a good laugh when the very first comment on yesterday’s blog asked “What kayaking had to do with downsizing?” The answer to that is absolutely nothing but seeing pictures of where we have been and where we would like to be seemed more appealing than taking pictures of boxes starting to pile up in our apartment. 

As soon as we finished our reading Kathy started cleaning the tile floor in the bathroom with a cleaning recipe that she found online. It was a mixture of Baking Soda, White Vinegar and Dawn Dishwashing Soap (It Must Be Dawn) blended to the consistency of a loose pancake batter. She has cleaned a number of things using that recipe that have come out sparkling clean with it and today the grout turn a light color of grey instead of the nearly black we’ve had since the day we moved in. No commercial cleaner ever worked that well. 

My job was sorting all the computer programs that we have purchased over the years keeping only the ones needed for backups and the photo-shop programs. It was hard to believe that we had that many piled away on the shelf in the closet. A lot of those CDs along with their packaging ended up in the recycling bin while others have been put aside to go to Computers for Kids when I drop off my old PC. 

After a late lunch we drove over to Bulk Barn where we stocked up on some of our nutritional snacks at a huge cost savings. Then we drove over to Zehr’s grocery store to pick up some groceries that will help see us through the next couple of weeks. We were there almost two hours looking for meats and vegetables that we needed and trying to find it at a reasonable price. Grocery prices lately have been soaring and the excuse has been the rising cost of fuel but for the last two years oil prices have been dropping so why do the food cost continue to climb. Kathy said that sometimes it is actually cheaper to eat out. The only thing you can find at reasonable or sale prices are canned goods and processed foods which are not always healthy. 

Back at the apartment it took two carts to bring in all our groceries and a long time to put it all away. Tomorrow we’ll be making more progress towards our goal of Fulltiming and don’t be surprised if the pictures don’t always match the subject matter. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

These Tennessee roads 
look better than a
bunch of boxes.


 You Might Be a Redneck If

You have to go down to the creek to take a bath.


  1. Baking soda and vinegar have always been great (and cheap) for cleaning products.

  2. I sure would appreciate that recipe if you would post it on your blog, thanks so much.

  3. Eating out might not be cheaper, but it sure is easier!