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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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shopping, Fixits, Consult and No Word.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Even with the windows wide open last night I found it difficult to sleep soundly. By the time I woke at 7:30 this morning the temperature was already at 75F (24 C) but feeling warmer. I’d managed to finish my reading before Kathy came downstairs to breakfast. We discussed what we needed to do so after we’d finished our morning chores, turned on the Air Conditioner and closed all the windows and vents we were out the door by 10:00. 

Our destination was the No Frills grocery store in Essex to restock our groceries. Not being too familiar with the store layout we took our time making certain to get everything on our list. Kathy who normally feels cold when in the frozen food section of the store did not feel that way today. When we walked back to the car at 11:15 the temperature was already 79 F (26 C) but feeling warmer. 

When we got Home we certainly didn’t spend very long outside bringing in the groceries. Checking for phone messages in hopes of good news about the truck we were disappointed to hear there were no messages.  

Once lunch was over things took a more serious tone. Kathy didn’t have enough room in the fridge for everything we had bought so she had me chopping vegetables that she could use in some food dishes she wanted to create. 

As Kathy continued cooking in the kitchen and repackaging other foods to make it all fit, I started my next Fixit job. Anyone who owns an RV with day/night shades knows that sooner or later the strings are going to break. The one on Kathy’s side of the bed did just that as we were closing the blind last night. Having done one before was not a big deal what the problem was removing the valence and side boards to get at the blind. Luckily when the first one broke we had stocked up on a few extra Pleated Shade First Aid Kits from Camping World. That was a good thing because when we were having breakfast this morning the large double blind at the table snapped. Even though it had double the strings it took me less time because it was easier to remove the valance and side boards. 
Kathy made a wonderful Penne with meat sauce for supper with cherries that she had purchased this morning for our dessert. You could tell these are near the end of the growing season because they had plenty of pucker power to them. 
I had to go next door to check a problem for our neighbours Rick and Charlotte. The electrically controlled passenger seat in their motor home was suddenly rocking from side to side. After locating a broken weld on a control arm, he asked the best way to fix it. When I mentioned about removing the seat and stand and fixing it outside he thought it could be welded in place. With thirty-six years welding in the industry, I could easily fix it where it is but I also know how sparks fly and how flammable RVs are. You won’t be reading of a RV fire in our park anytime soon not because of any welding by me. 

Watching the 6 o’clock News we learned that the Humidex for today had reached 97 F (36 C) and for the next three days it will feel well above the century mark. Since we didn’t hear anything about the truck today we’ll keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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  1. I would be calling just to see what they ruled out on the truck. It's hot here too and we're going to a park with 30 amp.

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for the share!