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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Friday, March 25, 2016

Cold Outdoor Accomplishment.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada. 

When I woke Kathy up minutes before 8:00 she only wanted to roll over and go back to sleep but she knew that we had to be somewhere this morning. After a quick breakfast we were out the door by 8:45 without even looking at the computers. Of all days to have scheduled picking up our load of firewood this turned out to be not the best. The temperature had plummeted overnight and when we left this morning the outside temperature was only 28 F (-2 C) but at least it wasn’t raining. 
When we arrived at Len’s home to get the wood the first thing I did was to finish paying him. He told me he’d collected over an inch and a half (1½”) of rain just yesterday on his rain gauge alone which is unusual for this area at this time of year. Kathy and I had placed a tarp in the backseat of the truck so that she could load the oak chunks from the packing crate next to the truck. Those were pieces that couldn’t be split so they were simply cut off and put in crates but once a fire is going those pieces will last longer and burn hotter. I pulled the wheeled cart over to the back of the truck and would alternate between tossing the maple wood in and then stacking it. It was a good thing I was stacking it in the truck because if I hadn’t it wouldn’t have all fit. 
Once we were on the road it only took twenty-five minutes to get to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home where we had just set up the wood racks by the garage on Wednesday for this very purpose. I actually managed to back the truck through their rear gate opening with only an inch of space clearance per side. By that time Kevin had come out to help unload and stack the wood but Kathy was so cold she needed to go inside to warm up. Melissa made some hot tea and snacks for Kathy and I but even after an hour Kathy still had shivers running through her body. Kevin was really surprised just how much wood we had actually hauled in the truck especially since the tool cabinets that are not removable take up so much space in the truck bed.  
This morning Kathy insisted that we bring a camera to document our activities today so we made certain to bring it along. We were nearly home when we realized that we’d been so busy with the wood and cold that neither of us took any pictures. It was after 1:00 by the time we got home and the fresh air and early morning had Kathy needing to have a Snap that would last nearly two hours. 
Melissa had given Kathy two containers of Won Ton Soup that they had gotten last night. They like Chinese food but not the soup and it comes with their orders. While Kathy warmed up the soup I went next door and got our favorite Chinese order to go with the soup. Thanks for the soup guys it all tasted great and Kathy finally started to warm up.  
Tomorrow we’ll get back to getting things accomplished so that we’ll be on schedule at starting our Fulltiming Adventure in another five weeks. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

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