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, April 6, 2016

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

On Monday a notice was put in everyone’s mailbox that an independent company would be in to test the new fire alarm system for the sake of the new owner’s insurance policy. This was supposed to take place between the hours of 1:00 in the afternoon all the way until 5:00 this evening. Imagine waking from a sound sleep at 7:30 in the morning to ear piercing alarms suddenly going off. Looking out into the hallway and not seeing any smoke or hearing any sirens we took the time to hurriedly get dressed. Now we started hearing sirens! (Oh-Oh) With a bit more urgency as we were leaving our apartment the Tecumseh Firefighters were entering an apartment at the far end of our hall. Would you believe it was a faulty sensor in one of our handicapped senior’s apartment that caused the alarms to go off. Being that we were up we simply sat down to have an early breakfast and get to the computers sooner.
Yesterday the problem that was caused by our insurance company was they didn’t want to insure any of our belongings because of our intention to become Fulltimers. As long as we retain a permanent address our belongings are covered but at the end of the month that would all end. They suggested we get one of our children to lie and say we were living with them. Not!
Some time back our friend Gerry had told us about Wayfarer Insurance that insures RVs in Canada. By 9:00 I was on the phone with them exchanging information not only for our RV but our truck and car as well.  Their coverage for our trailer is better than our old insurance company and priced under as well. They also specialize in coverage for people that take up the Fulltime Lifestyle. The only thing they wouldn’t cover is the contents of our Climate Controlled Storage Unit but suggested checking with the storage yard itself.
Just after 10:00 as I was talking to Wendy at Guardian Storage about insurance for the contents of our Climate Controlled Storage Unit our building alarms started sounding again. The company that had to replace the problem sensor simply started testing them earlier than scheduled. The alarms would go off for a few seconds and then on. A couple minutes would pass and the same would happen. We had planned to be out of the building in the afternoon but now we had to leave because we were both getting terrible headaches from the noise.
We had some errands to run and the first was to mail some letters at the Post Office. Our next stop was at McDonalds where we used a coupon to have an enjoyable and satisfying lunch at an inexpensive price. Instead of driving around the block (one mile) to our next location we walked through a gate in the fence and went to the Service Ontario building which was right next door. Even with the long line of people both Kathy and I had the addresses changed on our driver’s licenses, health cards, and the ownerships for the trailer, truck and car within a half hour.
Back in the car we went to Guardian Storage where Wendy was about to sign us up for Content Insurance with the company Guardian uses when their website crashed. We simply picked up our mail and will just go back tomorrow. We also drove back to our storage unit where Kathy needed to pick up some supplies that we’d already stored.
It’s been some time since we put gas in our car as a fact the last time was when gas was at a seven-year low. Today the price was up by $0.164 a liter ($0.621 US gallon) even though the cost of oil is still low. That price difference truly cuts into anyone’s budget.
When we got back to the apartment Kathy needed to take a Snap because her headache from getting up so early and from the noise from the alarms had not gone away. For supper we made a quick meal of pasta. Tomorrow we’ll be making more progress towards our Fulltiming Adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
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  1. We have been using Wayfarer insurance for over 20 years, they have great rates and are good quick to take care of claims.

  2. Thank goodness it was a false alarm.
    Insurance is a must. Glad you found a good one at a lower price.