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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Getting Checked Out, Showing We Care and Thoughtful Neighbours.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Something actually went right last night when we both managed to sleep soundly until this morning waking up feeling refreshed. We were up shortly after 8:00 and finished our breakfast and morning reading shortly after 9:30. Once the grass had been watered we left Home by 10:00.  
Hey Alice it's the Paparazzi back there.
Kathy had an appointment this morning in Tecumseh at a Hearing Clinic and we weren’t sure of the address location. Even after heading in the wrong direction towards the town center a quick turnaround had us crossing the expressway where an immediate turn into the plaza brought us to our destination. We were an entire half hour early but as the receptionist said the paperwork would use up that time. 
These guys were tweeting their cellmates.
Back in her early years Kathy had suffered from earaches and the doctors would recommend warmed olive oil as a cure. Unfortunately, the last time it was done with hot oil that scarred her eardrum. Recently, she has been having problems hearing different things so she thought it was time to get it checked out. The results showed some hearing loss but it also showed that she presently has liquid buildup behind the eardrum. With that information she needs to see her family doctor again before returning to the clinic. 
Ignore her, she'll go away.
It was only 11:30 when we arrived at Kathie’s apartment after a brief conversation we stole her away. The place we took her to was the Michigan Diner on Tecumseh Road where we made certain she had a decent meal. Our meals were all great and even though Kathie ate some of it she had to take the rest of it home for her supper. Kathy and I went through the same problems after the loss of our late spouses and it took someone to show they cared for us that finally got us back to eating normally. We hope that giving Kathie that same type of support will help her to recover after losing her husband Ross. 
After filling our stomachs, we had a few more errands to run with Kathie. The first was to Home Depot where she needed to pick up some paint as she wants to add some accenting to different parts of her apartment. Next we went to the Pet Store where she needed to get some supplies for her pet birds. 
We then dragged Kathie along as we checked for our mail at Guardian Storage before going to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. The container that I was certain was there was not so it was time to return to her apartment. 
Floppy-eared rabbit.
The first thing I did while there was to assemble her new bedframe. The old one just decided to fold up after many years of use. With a little assistance the box-spring and mattress were soon in position making it easier for Kathie with her bad knee to be able to use the bed. 
If you recall in yesterday’s post that I’d used the tablesaw last night to cut a sill plate. It was now time to install that sill plate but first I had a bunch of old rusted screws to get out of the frame. There was no way two of those screws were coming out using a screwdriver or pliers and they were in a spot that bending them with a hammer would only cause more problems. Not having my tools with me the only answer was to go to Canadian Tire and buy a pair of Vise-Grips. Even then those two screws only came out one quarter of a turn at a time using those Vise-Grips all the way. 
Once I’d finished that job I joined Kathy and Kathie in the living room to cool down and continue a previous conversation. It was nearly 6:00 when we finally said our good byes but we’ve already made plans to help her with a few more projects. 

When we finally got Home we found a couple of flower pot grown tomatoes sitting on our picnic table. Every day when I water our grass and plants I also take the time to water the neighbour’s flower pot garden so this was a little thank you like the delicious beans we received a while back. 
Since the Humidex was only 99 F (37 C) after 8:00 I decided it was a good time to water the grass however as I started to do so I noticed someone had mowed our grass. Since we are on the Do Not Mow list at the office I can only presume one of our neighbours did it for us. We have good neighbours that help one another at this park. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


Words of Inspiration 

A kitten is the rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom.


  1. How caring of you two to watch over Kathie. True definition of a great friend.

  2. You sure are busy ... even in those high temps and high humidity! And, yes, Kathie is fortunate to have such good friends.