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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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Slow Spring Towards Fulltiming.


Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We both seemed to struggle to get out of bed by 8:00 this morning but yet it seemed that the sun was peaking along the edges of the drapery and inviting us to a beautiful day. When we opened the curtains we quickly learned that it was all a lie. The little bit of light that was penetrating through the cloud cover was being reflected off a fresh dusting of snow. This is the beginning of April and it is supposed to be spring but even the Weather Network was saying how deceitful the temperatures across the continent are compared to where they are supposed to be.
Once we’d finished breakfast and the dishes Kathy immediately set up the Crock Pot to cook supper for this evening before even going to do her morning reading. I had my chores to do as well as making the bed and getting dressed and ready for our expected guest. Shortly after 10:00 Bill the gentleman who purchased our Upright Freezer showed up appearing to feel the same about the weather as Kathy and I felt. Luckily we still have the utility cart at the apartment which helped to make the chore of bringing it downstairs to his truck an easier task.
As soon as he had gone Kathy and I were out the door to do a couple of errands. The first was across the street to the Post Office to mail a letter. The next stop was to Zehrs grocery store on Manning Road. We were starting to run low on the necessities, bread and milk as well as a few other extras. We are amazed at the supper high prices of fruits vegetables and meats. Seeing prices that high only reinforced what we and others have said in their own blogs that sometimes especially when you have coupons it doesn’t pay to eat at home. The only advantage is that you know what you are eating and you know it is not plastered with Salt or cooked in lots of Fat.
After lunch Kathy busied herself wrapping some early Christmas gifts that we have already been purchasing. Due to our celebrating Christmas and the Canadian Thanksgiving together starting this year with our families she had to start shopping earlier. She always puts special thought into personalizing the gifts for everyone so it is a lengthy process. By wrapping them early eliminates having to hide things when we have unexpected company drop in for a visit. Myself I was busy doing the laundry. With the constant change in the outside temperatures it is really reflected in the different types of clothing we wear. We were sitting down to enjoy the meal that had been cooking for us throughout the day by 5:30 and it was delicious.
We are very lucky to live in an area of Canada that is kiddingly referred to as the “Florida of Canada.” The last three years that we were away this area got hammered with lots of snow and bitterly cold temperatures. This year well preparing for our Fulltiming Adventure we’ve had some light snow and some cold temperatures but not like the last few years. Nature was being kind to us this year. This area is presently among many being affected by a Polar Vortex and doesn’t seem to want to truly embrace the thought that it is Spring. The weather guessers are forecasting another blanket of white by the morning and higher amounts for areas further north.
We are both looking forward to warmer temperatures with less than three weeks to starting our Fulltiming Adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
 
Soon the Great Lakes
will be filled with
personal watercrafts.
 

Krackers

 You know you're getting old when

you have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

2 comments:

  1. I see the clock is ticking down.....20 days and counting. What an exciting time for y'all.

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  2. Will there be an earlier departure?

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