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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Monday, August 8, 2016

Getting Cleaned Up, Positive Answers and Big Decisions.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

While we were attending Matthew’s soccer game last night we noticed a nice cool breeze coming from the clouds that gave us that wonderful sunset. At Home it felt great not to hear the Air Conditioner fire up once while we slept last night. Yes, when you go to bed your supposed to sleep but when the AC kicks in we still sense it. It also seemed that we had a mini cooldown in the temperature because even Kathy found herself pulling up the covers in the middle of the night. It was also Kathy’s turn to be staring at the ceiling shortly after 7:00 this morning and the reason was obvious we had a morning appointment. 
We spent only a short time at the computers after eating our breakfast and it was basically just to check the Weather Network for the forecast we didn’t see yesterday. When it showed reasonable temperatures for the day we thought this would be a perfect time to give the AC a rest, get some fresh air inside the trailer and to save a bit of cash on our Electric Bill. 

As soon as we could we both had our own set of chores to deal with. Kathy taking care of cleaning, dusting and generally organizing things inside the trailer. The first thing I did was to move our truck to the overflow parking over by the park clubhouse before moving our car to one of our Weekend Neighbours site. Once I’d completed a mechanical adjustment I got things set up to do a quick cleaning of the outside. Kathy joined me hosing down the trailer ahead of me so I could use the telescopic scrub brush to clean away the spider webs and bird feces that had the trailer looking disgusting, then rinsing it off afterwards. We managed to have that chore finished in just under an hour and the trailer looked much better but it would still need to be polished. We had started at the front curb side and worked our way around the back up the road side and finished off with the nose cap. After putting away the hose as we were heading inside for a drink of water we noticed the birds had already dirtied the curb side of the trailer. 
At exactly 11:00 Ed from Leisure Trailer arrived to inspect our trailer. On Saturday we saw a trailer that we might be interested in if the price was right and wanted to know how much they would give us for our trailer. He was very thorough starting with the roof impressed that we had recently resealed it in its entirety. Then he checked how solid all the exterior walls felt. I was then able to explain some of the exterior modifications we’d made and what would go with the trailer and what we planned on keeping. He checked the tires and their DOT numbers and we showed him the mods we’d done to the outside. 

When he went it inside the trailer he used an instrument that told him if there was any moisture starting in the walls. He probably checked every square inch of the trailer and found it to be totally dry and free of any leaks. Next we got to show him everything we’d changed and modified on the inside. For the second time in three days I was asked if I wanted a part time job. Once Ed left we thought of other things we forgot to tell him so after we ate lunch I called him up. That’s when he asked if there was anything we hadn’t changed LOL. 
If we do purchase another trailer it would be better if there is less food from the fridge and freezer to move. For lunch we each enjoyed a Brisket Burger from the freezer along with Salad, and Pickled Asparagus from the fridge. 

As mentioned earlier I still need to wax the trailer whether we sell it or not. When you make it look shiny the trade in value will be higher. We had to go purchase some wax that our friend Rob from Sun Parlour Trailers told us about so we were off to Canadian Tire in Amherstburg. With the clear sunny skies and cooler temperatures, we enjoyed the ride and talked more about the possible change to our living arrangements. 
At Canadian Tire it didn’t take long to find the polish we needed along with a few other things on our list. We then stopped at Walmart for a couple other things. Just before heading Home we stopped at our son Kevin’s house for a quick visit. He was busy cleaning and reorganizing his garage so appreciated the interruption but we didn’t stay long. 

It was after 2:00 when we got back and there was a phone message to call Rob the salesman we’d spoken to on Saturday at Leisure Trailers. What they were offering us for our trailer was too low so we suggested they recalculate their numbers. The market for the type of trailer we are presently looking at is soft meaning they are not selling right now but there is interest in the style of our trailer. Minutes later he called back with a much more acceptable offer but we didn’t stop there. Kathy wanted final numbers but that won’t happen for a few more days. 
For supper we used the last of the Pork Kabobs from the freezer and a Zucchini, Brussels Sprouts and a Potato from the fridge. We are slowly lowering our food stocks one meal at a time. 

All this talk about changing our trailer has Kathy on edge and the fact that the Humidex was only supposed to be 90 F (32 C) jumped to 102 F (39 C) at supper time had her sweating buckets. I was even feeling the heat so as soon as we finished eating the Air Conditioner was turned on again. Having worked with numbers all through her career when things just don’t add up Kathy gets worried and the numbers we got today didn’t. Guess we’ll have more questions to ask tomorrow. After the 6 o’clock News weather forecast they showed we’ll be back to sweltering temperatures for another week. 
I headed outside after the news and spent the next two hours changing the nose of the trailer from dull and grungy to bright and shiny. Kathy was really impressed but it was getting dark so I’ll have to finish the rest of the trailer during the cooler times of the day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

You Might Be a Redneck If 

The flip side of your "yard sale" sign says "puppies for sale".


  1. Beautiful bunch of flowers! Yummy food!

  2. Rick, would you send me your email address. Send it to my email address

  3. I think it always takes at least 3 offers before you get a good deal.

  4. I just don't get why salespeople love going back and forth. They drive me nuts. Just tell me your bottom line! I guess they enjoy the back and forth discussions.

  5. It will be quite some time before we can sleep without the AC running:(

  6. When you talk about trailer, is that the Fifth Wheel?

  7. I wish you luck in both selling and buying. I'd be interested in what kind of wax you use and whether you like it. I've tried several, but it's always nice to have a recommendation from someone you know and trust. I thought on days I'm sitting still in a campground, I could be washing and waxing. I'll have "The Solution" with me. I left the polishes that I had in the old trailer--didn't think I'd need them again. Think I had McGuires and Gel Coat among others. I don't remember which one I liked the best. Good luck. I hope you get what you want for your RV.