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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Friday, July 15, 2016

Busier Than It Should Have Been.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Strangely I didn’t wake until Kathy got out of bed at 8:00 this morning. Neither of us heard the Air Conditioner cycle once throughout the night. Before we even had breakfast the first thing we did was to check The Weather Network for todays forecasted temperatures. It was comfortable enough the first thing we did was to shut the A. C. and open the windows. As soon as breakfast was over we got right to our morning chores. 
Cutting the grass using our Black & Decker mower/trimmer.
As our regular readers know we have been working to improve the quality of grass on our site which meant over seeding it and lots of watering. Well this morning it was starting to look overgrown in some areas so that meant it was time for its first trim. By the time I’d picked up all the fallen tree branches the sun had dried the morning dampness from the lawn. I then started cutting it with our Black & Decker battery powered Mower/Trimmer.
The trimmer separated from the mower deck.
A recent comment asked how it works? As long as the grass is standing it works great as a mower but great as a trimmer any time. Since there is no blade and only cuts using the trimmer cord it doesn’t suck the grass into a standing position. It also has two cutting heights and since this was the first cut on new grass I chose the high setting. I find that I can cut and trim all of our grass front and back on a single battery. As long as when I start to mow you don’t keep stopping and starting. If you do that it will require the second battery. This machine is light enough that it feels like I’m vacuuming the grass. 
Watering the grass.
After all the trimming was completed the grass was once again watered to continue encouraging growth from the seeds struggling with the high temperatures our area has been experiencing. Kathy had been enjoying sitting out in the fresh air but thought it was wise to start making an early lunch. I switched over to cleaning the car’s trunk as we’ll be needing it to transport things tomorrow. 
With lunch finished we made a run to Amherstburg where our first stop was at Canadian Tire. We finally got to talk to the store owner who agreed to replace the Emerald Cedar that we purchased from his store and has died. Luckily there is a ninety-day warranty on trees and shrubs. Next we stopped at Pharma Care pharmacy to pick up some of Kathy’s medications. Finally, a quick stop at Walmart to top off a few things in our pantry before heading back Home. 
When we had left to run the errands we’d left most of the windows open. Imagine our surprise when we could hear our house phone ringing as we were parking the car. Since I can move faster than Kathy I got to it just before it went to voice message. It was Jim from Windsor Gas and Diesel and he’d just heard that the processor/cluster gauge is repairable from the company in Toronto but it will not be done until after we get back from our trip to London. That means we’ve got more cleaning to do on the car before we leave. 
Pork-Kabobs, macaroni and cheese plus home grown yellow beans.
For supper I grilled some preseasoned Pork-Kabobs while Kathy made some macaroni and cheese and some fresh picked yellow beans for sides. Every day that I water the grass I also water our neighbour’s potted garden. Last night when it was time to water the grass we found a large Zip-Lock Bag full of yellow beans on our picnic table. (Almost like share cropping.) Kathy seasoned them lightly with salt, pepper and butter. The whole meal tasted wonderful but those fresh picked beans were incredible. I had a chance to thank Larry and Nicole for that delicious treat. 
D.J. with one of his birthday gifts
This evening we made a special visit to visit our daughter Rose and grandson D.J.  Since we’ll be tied up tomorrow we stopped in to wish D.J. a Happy Birthday this evening. (Darn that means we’ll miss the visit with all the other screaming kids.) After he opened his gifts we got the chance to visit with Rose and to hear all about the issues she and Munaf are going through as they buy their first home.  
Our solar lit patio after dark.
On our way Home we stopped for gas for the car. Tomorrow we’ll be too busy to deal with that plus we’ll be leaving for London on Monday. When we reached Home and parked the car our patio just looked so peaceful with all the solar lights lit. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

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