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, August 19, 2016

More Organizing Errands and Steak Dinner.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After another great night’s sleep in our new Home we were hoping to have a more relaxing day. I had most of my morning reading completed before Kathy got out of bed. As we had breakfast we were once again making lists of things we needed to do and places to be. Kathy finished her reading while I got a few more inside chores completed. It was shortly after 10:00 when we walked out with the last of the things that were no longer staying in the trailer. 

The very first stop was to drop off more recycle material at the Park Trash and Recycle Area. Then traveling all the way to the front of the park we mailed some letters in the Canada Post mail box. Now things started speeding up as we drove all the way to Windsor where things would become trying. 

Our first stop was at Dollarama to look for a small cargo netting. We struck out and had to keep moving. 

Next stop was Home Depot where we returned the extra roll of window seal material we’d purchased last week in order to remove our stain glass picture titled “Trail’s End” from the Avalanche trailer door and replacing it with the original glass. Since we can’t install “Trail’s End” in our present door we don’t need the sealer.
 
We also purchased a new toilet seat called Just Lift. You just slightly close it and it will ease down which is better than hearing it slam down in the middle of the night. We looked for the small cargo net there as well but again with no luck. 

Before leaving the store we shared a pulled pork submarine sandwich at the in store Subway. That worked out to be more than enough for the both of us and we wouldn’t be hungry until supper time. 

We stopped at Windsor Gas and Diesel to get a few things from the truck and to talk to Jim. Our part had not arrived yet by that time but he was still hoping to have the truck fixed by the end of the day. 

We drove over to Guardian Storage where there was a pile of mail waiting for us. Continuing back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit we would spend the next hour storing things from the trailer and shopping for things that we needed to bring Home such as Kathy’s sewing machine. With today’s 102 F (39 C) Humidex even inside that building we were both working up a sweat. 
Our next stop was at the Green Shield office where Kathy had to submit her claim form from Heathy Heals for her In-Home treatment for her feet.  
Crossing over the Expressway we stopped at Princess Auto in search of the elusive cargo netting but ended up walking out with an outdoor tree ornament instead. 
Stopping at Canadian Tire we finally found the small cargo netting we were looking for so we tried looking for a different style of clothes hangers while we were there. As mentioned the other day whoever designed the front closet in our new trailer didn’t allow for the height of the hangers thus making clothes on the lower bar drag on the floor and those on the upper bar sag over the bottom bar. We walked out one for one. 
We headed to Walmart where we found multi-pant hangers that would help but no short necked hangers. As we were about to leave Kathy reminded me of things we needed to return that were still out in the car. Time was still ticking but we were getting things done. 

Our next stop was at Fabric Land where we had to find some upholstery type material and batting. Every RV we have ever owned the manufactures make the bed using raw wood panels which has no problem leaving slivers or nasty gashes in your legs. So for the fifth time we will be making a material bumper that will make it very safe to walk around the bed without injuring ourselves. 

It was just after 3:00 when we arrived at the Zehrs grocery store on Manning Road. With that store having been the place we bought most of our groceries for the last five years we were familiar with the layout. Since we had been using up our food stocks before our move we had a lot of buying to do. Luckily many of the items we were looking for were on sale so it justified why the cart was so full when we left. 
It was just about 5:00 when we arrived Home and as I brought the food in Kathy concentrated on putting away the refrigerated and frozen foods only. By the time I had the car unloaded we changed our clothes and left everything else to be put away until later. 
We had tickets to attend a Steak Dinner at the Park Clubhouse. Since the legwork is done by seasonal volunteers the only thing we needed to bring was our own cutlery, plates and refreshments. When we walked in our table was almost empty but that all changed very quickly and we got to meeting people we only seen from a distance in the past. 
After grace was said salads and rolls were brought to the tables before table numbers were drawn at random. People then paraded outside with only their plates in hand to where the barbecues were to get their sirloin steaks cooked just how we liked them. Re-entering the hall by another door you got a full sized corn on the cob along with a baked potato. It all tasted great. By the time the band was starting to play we’d even had ice cream cups for dessert. The best part was when they pulled the tickets for the fifty-fifty draw our meal ended up free. 

Since we still had groceries to put away we left shortly after 9:00. We didn’t hear from Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel since we spoke to him so we’ll hope the truck is ready early next week. In the meantime, we have a trailer to make into a Home. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

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