It's about time.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Whirlwind Of Errands And A Happy Birthday.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

This morning when we first got up we were both still feeling tired but not as chilled as when we had gone to bed last night. We cheated and left the electric cube heater all night safely positioned on top of the stove in the kitchen. The dry heat helped take some of the humidity from the air making it so we weren’t sitting at the breakfast table shivering from the cold temperatures.

Today was Kathy’s birthday so after breakfast and getting caught up on the blogs we follow (All of our sidebar.) we started planning where we needed to go this afternoon. We actually wrote a list of all the places we needed to go and what we needed to do at those places.

After having eaten a light lunch we loaded the truck with things that are no longer needed at the trailer. Our first stop was in the park itself at the Trash and Recycling Center where it is well organized and there are no odors caused by the trash.
Heading out the gate our next stop was the McGregor Home Hardware where Kathy purchased a couple of the smaller sized food storage containers that she finds so handy because they are stackable and don’t waste precious space in the cupboards.
Next we stopped at Sun Parlour Trailer where I unloaded RV Parts that are still in good to perfect condition that I have changed on our trailer. Instead of throwing them in the trash they find a new life in an RV that has been traded in and needs some quick fixes. In exchange Rob gives me discounts on my purchases.
Since we were so close we drove back to our son Kevin’s home in Amherstburg. Being that he wasn’t there yesterday to drop off more things that we’ll no longer be needing. He and Melissa use what they need and pass the rest on to others who might need them. Even though we donate a lot of STUFF to charitable organizations it’s still nice to help out family.
We then had to drove all the way back to Windsor where our first stop was the Wholesale Club. We picked up more cough drops and even a few other things at a lower price than even at the Dollar Store.
The next stop was at Home Depot where Kathy was looking for things to spruce up our campsite to give it a more of a homey feel. I was there to get some bricks to place around the fire ring and the plywood for the floor of the shed we are building. Luckily I was able to have the plywood cut to the exact size at no additional costs which will also be a time saver for me.

After fastening down our load we drove to the Provincial Road Nursery. Kathy wanted to accomplish some privacy at the rear of our site similar to what other sites had done by using potted trees or grasses. She inquired which would be the hardiest and would survive the winter season in the pots. The Emerald Cedar was the one most highly recommended but were on the expensive side at $80.00 apiece. With the excuse the back of the truck was full we left without a purchase. 

We had to drive north on Walker Road but by the time we reached County Road 42 we were detoured into bumper to bumper traffic due to a traffic accident. A semi had been making a turn when a number of automobiles ended under the trailer. Emergency personnel on the scene did not seem to be hurrying. We’ll find out more on the late News.  
We finally arrived at Guardian Storage where we collected a pile of mail from our mailbox. We then drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we shopped for things that we needed at the trailer and left behind things that we didn’t need at the trailer. If this keeps happening, we might even see some bare spots.
We then had to go to the Credit Union where Kathy went in to do some banking.
Across the road we went to Walmart because Kathy needed to make an exchange but we ran into Moe who I worked with for over thirty years in the trades. Since his wife Sherri was still in the store we met for pop at the instore McDonalds. The last time we’d seen them last summer Fulltiming hadn’t even crossed our minds. They were amazed and happy that we were doing this. We spent nearly an hour getting caught up on a number of different things. After Moe and Sherri left we checked out the nursery items Walmart had in stock and didn’t find anything that interested us.
It was nearly 5:00 so we had planned on having supper at the Michigan Dinner on Manning Road but when we arrived the parking lot was full and people were standing outside. I dropped Kathy at the door but by the time I circled the building without finding a place to park she was already outside saying it would be a long wait. It was nearly 5:30 by the time we had driven back to their Tecumseh Road location where we enjoyed our usual Fish and Chip dinners that the local chain is famous for.
We had a 7:00 appointment but were too early and we wanted to walk off our supper so we stopped at Canadian Tire. Before going in the store we noticed a lot of potted trees that looked familiar. They were the same Emerald Cedars that we’d seen at the Nursery and they were priced at $50.00 which was a better deal but when we moved a couple there was another sign saying they were on Sale for $30.00 apiece. It didn’t take long to find a couple of shopping baskets and purchase the shrubs of our choice. Remember the back of the truck being full as an excuse, it didn’t take long to rearrange it either. 
Kathy cutting her birthday cake and Karen serving it with Ice Cream.
One more stop was at our daughter Karen’s home where she had a small cake and some flowers in celebration of Kathy’s birthday. We were there well over an hour for a short but pleasant visit.

It was dark by the time we got Home we immediately turned the electric heater on and started getting ready for bed from a very tiring day. Now if you counted that was seventeen stops today. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 


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  1. A very Happy Birthday Kathy!! Doug and I wish you lots of love and happiness with Rick and on your new adventure!!

  2. Happy Birthday Kathy, I wish you health, happiness and many sunny traveling days.

  3. First, Happy Birthday Kathy.
    (Since, I have not been checking blogs in a while, we were busy visiting with our son and his family near Detroit.)
    Second, Congratulations on your new lifestyle. May you have many great years fulltiming.

    Celebrating the Dance