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 29, 2016

Making More Progress Inside Than Out, Another Trailer Viewing and Great Hidden Restaurant.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With all the running around we did yesterday it was no wonder that we both nearly passed out when our heads hit our pillows but it did result in a very restful sleep which also meant that we were both awake by 8:00 this morning. Referencing the calendar hanging on the wall we knew we could take our time getting things done without being in a rush. 

With breakfast complete and the important reading finished the next thing to do was watering the grass while Kathy did some reading. In doing so allowed me the opportunity to see our neighbour Larry and personally thank him for the gifted tomatoes. When asked about the grass he confessed it wasn’t him but the Park’s lawn maintenance people who did it. He also mentioned that they had used smaller home type lawnmowers instead of the large machine that had been doing more damage than good around the mowing sites. 
For lunch Kathy used one of those tomatoes to make sandwiches for lunch. Again she is in the process of using up foods in the trailer that could spoil over the weekend because we’ll be going away for a few days and we feel wasted food is the same as throwing our money away. 

When lunch was over Kathy busied herself doing expense entries on our expenditure spreadsheet. Since the Weather Network had forecasted severe storm warnings for today and the darkening sky seemed to back up that prediction I started working on data entries from another file I’ve been working on. By getting these entered on file before we leave for the southwest this fall means the hardcopies can be left behind in our storage unit. As the weather becomes more favourable I’ll be spending more time working outside rather than in. 
By 2:00 this afternoon we were surrounded by distant thunder but did share in the rainfall which helped drop the 95 F (35 C) Humidex. The wind was no issue but by watching on the computer we were able to see the rotation of the storm allowing us to know when to expect each round of rain before it arrived. 

Shortly after 3:30 we arrived back at Sun Parlour Trailers to have a look at another fifth wheel that Rob had just gotten in as a trade. The person that brought it in had told him that he paid to have the trailer cleaned before bringing it in. We saw it at the same time he did and we all agreed that if the trailer had been cleaned it was the owner that got taken to the cleaners. It was also much older than we planned to go with so he’ll keep his eyes peeled for us. 
It was nearly 5:00 when we left so we headed to Amherstburg to have supper. Since we are still trying to get the feel of what is available in this small community we continue to explore for new possibilities. Our daughter-in-law Melissa had suggested a small little restaurant called Mealtime Express located near Walmart. When we first drove by the density of their reflective sunscreen window shades made us think the place was abandoned. On the second drive pass I could see people’s legs sitting by the window. Kathy and I were soon inside and pleasantly surprised at this quaint little place. The service was quick and polite, the food hot, tasty and plentiful, and it was priced reasonably. When we first arrived there were maybe a dozen customers but by the time we left there was at least thirty people filling the tables. We’ll definitely be going back. 
After a quick stop at Dollarama for a few small supplies we were soon on our way Home. The rain returned shortly after we got inside but at least there is no thunder with it. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


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  1. Years ago we were shopping for a used RV. One dealer did not clean the units before showing. They said they did it AFTER the sale. Sorry, but I don't want to look at a nasty, dirty rig. No sale there.

    But....what fun it is to shop, isn't it?

  2. Hi! How far south are you heading in 93 days? You know I'm in Atlanta. I'll be home from Colorado by then. Wouldn't it be great if we could meet?! You are always welcome to my home--have a long driveway that you can park your ridge in, but you are welcome to stay in the house! I haven't been reading blogs, as you know, so while I should know where your headed I don't know.

    Hope you find a great rig in your search. I know there are plenty out there. It's just a matter of finding the right one.

    Please think about your travel schedule and consider Atlanta. If you aren't coming through here, perhaps I could meet you if you are within a few hours.

    I appreciate all the support you have provided to me through thick and thin.