It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

No Choice At Making Secondary Accomplishments.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It’s strange that in the back of your mind when you know something is slated to happen in the near future that your mind tries to get ahead of it. That’s what happened causing us to both be out of bed and having breakfast before 8:00 this morning. We finished breakfast early and then had our coffees at the computers. When 9:00 came and went in quiet we thought that the notice we’d received yesterday was a false alarm. However when the clock hit 9:09 and the repetitive sound of the jackhammer started echoing through our apartment we knew it was time to leave. As I’ve said recently the new building owners are making lots of changes to the building and one was converting a former storage room directly below our apartment into a Bachelor Apartment. To do that they needed to break through the concrete floor to run the utilities to the new apartment. Our taking an early leave was not really an inconvenience this morning but a little push to get on our way to running errands that had to be done. 

Our first stop was to SX Video in Essex to retrieve Kathy’s now dead laptop. Unfortunately we arrived before their 10:00 opening time so we had a slight wait. In that short time I met Jim another former coworker who also used to live near my old home some twenty years ago. When I told him and his wife what Kathy and I were doing the first things out of their mouths was “We want to do that”. After they left I spoke with Dillon who explained everything he did to try and revive Kathy’s laptop. He was also surprise since that brand is noted to be the best in the industry. For it to last just over two years then fry the Motherboard was a shock to him. 

Now we had another drive to Staples where we dropped off the old laptop so that Kathy’s files can be transferred over to the new laptop she purchased last night. They said if everything went smoothly they be calling us later this afternoon. We are still waiting for that phone call. 

Not wanting to return to a noisy apartment we stopped at Home Sense where Kathy found new silicon cooking tongs but when she saw the long line to the checkouts thought she’d just pass on them. Since it was past 11:00 we went to Burger King and had two chicken sandwiches for five dollars. Feeling recharged we drove over to Pier 1 Imports just to look around. Next we drove to Home Outfitters where the simple cooking aids that Kathy was looking for were priced as if they were gold. I suggested going to the Zehr’s Supper Store which is a grocery store with some basic household items people can use. Would you believe they had everything Kathy had been looking for at a fraction of the cost the other stores wanted to charge. Heck we even got some groceries while we were there. 

We finally headed back to the apartment at 2:30 and it was nice and quiet so we started getting caught up on our online reading. At 3:30 the jackhammer started again. We stuck it out until nearly 4:00 before going over to the Michigan Diner on Manning Road. They have the best fish and chips in the area. We stayed away until after 5:00 which was the time the noise was supposed to end. 

Today the temperature broke the 50 F (10 C) mark when only last weekend we were closer to the 0 F (-18 C) mark. The wind however has been ridiculous whistling through the poor seals in the windows. This evening listening to the News we had to raise the volume on the television because the 40 + mph winds were rattling the winds so badly. We hope to hear that Kathy’s new laptop is ready tomorrow plus we hope to do some more hauling. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 

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