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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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Making Progress And Making Sense.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After another great night of sleep we were both up eating breakfast shortly before 8:00 this morning admiring the sunshine that was lighting up the view outside our balcony and melting the heavy frost from the car windows. By shortly after 8:30 we had settled in at the computers getting caught up on what is happening in the RVing community and around the world. The outside temperature simply lingering around the freezing mark so we chose to pack and gather things that we wanted to get out of the apartment.
As soon as the lunch dishes had been washed I took the time to rearrange the back of the truck as well as transferring fuel to the main tank. As I was finishing on the one side of the truck I walked around to the other to do the same but stopped momentarily in my tracks. There was a steady drip of diesel fuel falling to the pavement below the truck. Within seconds I’d closed the flow from the auxiliary tank. Using an old rug I keep in the truck for such purposes I tried unsuccessfully to see where the drip was coming from underneath. Sometime next week when the weather is supposed to improve I’ll be taking care of a problem that nobody needs to have repairing a fuel leak.
Once the backseat of the truck was loaded Kathy and I drove over to Guardian Storage for a number of reasons. The first stop was at the trailer where we dropped off the seat covers we purchased yesterday and to pick up the Extra Pillows that had been left behind the other day. We then drove to the Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we added the Extra Pillows and storage containers to our unit. The last thing we did was to stop by the office to see if any mail had arrived in today’s delivery.
Now it was time to drive across town to the Computers for Kids where we dropped off 2 old laptop computers. Kathy’s had a fried motherboard and mine had a broken hinge and casing. They will first check out the computers, salvage what is reusable, they will wipe out any residual information that might be hidden on the hard drives and then they will recycle everything else keeping all that material out of the landfill. The usable computers and parts are used to put in community centers where underprivileged children can use them to keep up on their school studies.
Since it was past supper time we stopped at McDonalds where we used a coupon to have a very satisfying meal at a discounted price. We did take our time eating just to relax and do some people watching.
Being this was Wednesday evening we drove out to Amherstburg for our weekly visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. As usual we talked about a wide variety of things such as the kids in school, other family members and friends, to the weather. Our grandson Matthew will be celebrating his Confirmation this weekend and the temperature is supposed to plummet to below seasonal. The weather guessers are once again using the term “Polar Vortex.” Throughout the evening we always had plenty of reasons to smile and laugh.
In answer as to the question left in a recent comment “Why has no one rented our apartment yet?” When Kathy and I rented our apartment years ago our rental fee included parking for our vehicles and our electric. Since the buildings were sold last year the new owners are no longer signing any leases with the tenants so they can try raising our rents more often. The new owners also plan to charge new tenants the cost of electricity and per vehicle parking. This is something that is quite normal in the Toronto area but not in the Essex County area of Ontario. New Prospective Tenants are eager to rent the apartment until they hear about these new charges then they change their minds or say they are still looking around. There is another apartment showing tomorrow afternoon.
With less than 31 days left to our becoming Fulltimers we’ll once again be busy tomorrow getting things ready for our Adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Pictures from
Muscle Car Museum
in Punta Gorda, Florida.


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  1. You would love Darryl Starbird's Hot Rod and custom car museum here in Grove.

  2. What a blessed occasion...confirmation. A big step in faith.

  3. Hope you have no problem getting the fuel leak taken care of.

  4. Your mention of the fuel leak reminded me of the day you helped with the modifications to our hitch to make room for our new fuel tank. Your time in the apartment is getting short and so is our before we hopefully return to work.

  5. Love classic car shows:) I am sure you will be making many more trips to the storage unit!