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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Unbelievable Numbers

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

By the time we got back to the hotel room yesterday Kathy’s allergies had her so congested that she was having difficulty breathing. So again last night we ended up sleeping with the Air Conditioner running the entire night.  By this morning she was back to breathing normal but the temperatures were also lower. Even though we had to pack up to leave this morning we still took the time to look at the Weather Network to see what to expect. There was a surprise when we saw that London was only at 55 F (13 C) and back Home in McGregor the temp was already 64 F (18 C) which were also reflective of our daytime highs. 
Saying good bye at 10:00 this morning.
By the time we had the car packed again for the trek Home it was 10:00 in the morning. The traffic was light so I was once again able to set the cruise control just a bit faster than the trucks but slow enough that most of the passenger vehicles were passing us. We’d only been heading westbound on the 401 about twenty minutes when I commented to Kathy on the increasing number of Windmills that are being put up throughout the country side that years ago only had trees and farmers crops to show. 
Thinking of capturing the moment Kathy took a photograph of those windmills to post in the blog. She had no sooner taken the shot when we saw all the Windmills in the distance coming to a complete standstill. That was not one or two but hundreds of windmills that were no longer turning and only a few showed telltale signs of being serviced. Watching the trees and reeds along the road nothing was moving. There was no wind current at all. Eerily that lasted for nearly fifteen minutes before we finally saw distant Windmills starting to rotate. 
We had travelled about three quarters of the way Home and planned on running a few errands along the way so we stopped at the westbound Tilbury onroute travel center for lunch. Because we’d eaten out so much over the last two days our meal of choice was a Soup and half sandwich from Tim Horton’s. Kathy had their Chicken Noodle soup while I tried their French Onion soup. They were both delicious. 
We were back on the road by noon and exiting the 401 at Manning Road by 12:30. Our gas gauge was showing a quarter tank so the first stop was the Pioneer station to top off the car with gasoline. When we fueled up on Saturday we’d paid $0.979 a liter. All along the highway and in London the prices were over $1.059 a liter or higher. Waiting until we reached the Windsor area to fuel up we only paid $0.946 a liter today. 
We stopped at Guardian Storage where we picked up our mail before going to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit to do some shopping for things we needed. Since the mail contained a cheque we then went to the Credit Union to deposit it into our account. 
Finally, we stopped in at Windsor Gas and Diesel to check on the status of the truck. Jim was beside himself apologizing for the delay. Normally when he ships a processor out he has it back in three days but this company is becoming so well-known that their workload now has them overloaded. It’s a good thing we have the car to use. 
The first thing we did when we got Home was to turn on the Air Conditioner. The few windows we had closed while we were away had the inside of the trailer really hot. The weather forecasts for the next week is showing temperatures as warm as that experienced in 2012 all around the century mark. After grilling Johnsonville Brats for supper while Kathy fixed the sides inside we were soon back on the road.
Since this was Wednesday evening we went to Amherstburg to visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. We had a great visit as usual plus they are considering possibly buying a home closer to the boy’s high-school as well as Melissa’s place of employment. 

Before coming Home, we stopped at Walmart and the No-Frills grocery store to pick up a few groceries we’ll need to make it through the weekend. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

A fine line by Mark Twain 

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? 

The taxidermist takes only your skin.

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