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 9, 2016

New Laptop Setup, Visiting and More Notices.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Again this morning we were both up early enough to have finished our breakfast and sitting at our computers by 8:00. There must be some truth to the sun being a stimulant because it seems the earlier the sun seems to rise so do we. It only took Kathy her normal time to do her reading this morning because she had time to keep up to date yesterday. By the time I’d resolved the issue of the missing laptop yesterday it meant I had a lot of catching up to do today. We have our sidebar set to post the latest blogs posted at the top therefore I read all of the blogs that were posted since the last time I looked. 

Once Kathy had finished her reading she headed to the kitchen to clean out the refrigerator by creating new dishes and recreating some others. It was at this stage that I started setting up my new laptop. It was a repeat of what I’d just recently did on Kathy’s, fill this in, create that, then the program tells you the pass word you just created is incorrect so you’ll have to go online to correct it but all these questions have to be filled in before you can get the laptop connected to the internet. A real love/hate feeling sets in. This chore even continued after we had lunch. Wisely I chose to copy only a few files from my old laptop to the new one before adding the Microsoft Office. Since there were no established folders it was like playing hide and seek trying to find those files. Possibly I’ll get enough transferred tomorrow that I’ll be able to create my own shortcuts on the Desktop. 

When I checked the mail this morning there was a notice of two tenant showings scheduled for tomorrow around dinner time. Being this is Wednesday we went for our weekly visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. As usual we have a good visit talking about an assortment of things going on in all our lives. By the time we got back to the apartment this evening there was another notice in our door informing us that there had been another tenant showing added for tomorrow. We’re hoping it rents soon so it will stop interfering with things we need to do. 

It is only right since Marsha helped to fix our problem with centering our Header Picture that I try to answer a few questions for her. Our TRACFONE purchased in the US has no contract and we have used it everywhere we have travelled in the US since 2011. Our friend Jerry introduced the brand to us because being Canadians it was easier not having a contract unlike most of the carriers. With TRACFONE they have smart phones and they have the simple phones to use simply for talking on that you purchase outright. The advice we were given was to buy a Double Minutes card along with one of the Minutes card. After that any amount of minutes you add will automatically Double the talk time of the Minutes card. They have cards that are good for thirty, ninety, and 365 day periods with different amounts of talk time. If you are about to run out of days just purchase another card to add to the phone and any unused minutes will Carry-Over onto the new card. As long as you don’t let Service Days expire you retain your phone number and never lose your minutes. There are programs for Smartphone, upgrade your phone or even BYOP (bring your own phone to TRACFONE) plans as well as auto refill plans. At this point I would probably set a phone up for a year to start and then you will know how well it works. Being that it is perfect for emergency or everyday use maybe your dad might give up his landline. 

Tomorrow we’ll still try to get some things accomplished towards our Fulltiming Adventure even though there are three scheduled tenant showings. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. I updated my old tracfone this past winter for a wonderful LG android smart phone for less than $12.00 , it has data, can take pictures and videos, has a GPS, and check email, and my 1800 minutes of air time was transferred at the Walmart in Yuma.
    Plus it is much easier to use.

  2. Wow...thanks so much for all the info. I think that is the way we will go. It will save us a ton of money. Love the sunrise photo.