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 29, 2016

New Rear Window, More Parts, Good Meal and Coming Together.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Kathy slept like a rock again last night thanks in part to new medication she is taking. Like an alarm went off at 3:00 this morning my mind started racing and I couldn’t seem to fall back to sleep. Part of that problem was because I knew that we couldn’t sleep in this morning because we had a 10:00 appointment for the truck and I had figured I’d easily be awake. When I spend most of my night lying in bed staring at the ceiling chances of sleeping in are very high so the only thing I could do was find an alarm clock and set it. If someone had been watching our trailer from the outside and seen the rays of a flashlight moving around they would have been tempted to call the law. Since not everything is where it should be at this time in our Home I was finally able to locate it far from my nightstand. Once the clock was set and I went back to bed the next thing I remembered was the alarm waking us up. Kathy only wanted another half hour of sleep but knew our time at Home was limited. 
Here I am lowering the Wind Deflector frame.
Tucker, Employee of the month for the last fifteen years.
Thankfully there are no School Busses for another week and we made good time arriving at Glass Masters in Windsor with a few minutes to spare. I then used those few minutes to remove the Air Deflector frame so that there would be plenty of room to work on the rear window. As soon as Ed pulled the truck into the shop he pulled the replacement window out to test it making certain that it worked. Then he laid a thin bead of glue dissolvent where the old window was secured to the truck’s cab. Five minutes later with a simple steady push the window was pushed into waiting hands. After the cleanup was complete and dry the replacement window was installed. With a few must nots for the next forty-eight hours, after refastening the Air Deflector frame we were on our way. 
Ed in the back of the truck.
The stitches holding the window, I mean the tape comes off tomorrow.
Our next stop was at Guardian Storage where after picking up our mail we went to do some shopping in our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We gathered some clothing, shampoo, replacement pieces for Kathy’s CPAP mask and the small storage bin filled with fasteners that I have been looking for since we moved to the park back in April. Even though the building our Storage Unit is in is Climate Controlled we found out that when you are physically moving things around you can still work up a sweat. 
Kathy going through a clothing bin.
Leaving the storage yard with our goodies we needed to stop at the Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center. If you recall that last Saturday we had gone to the Amherstburg location and they didn’t have the Stainless Steel fittings that I needed. This morning I got all those fittings plus a few things that Kathy added to the list to help make our Home more comfortable. 
Last Thursday evening we helped to celebrate our son Kevin’s birthday actually a day early. Today we stopped off at our daughter Karen’s home to leave a belated birthday card for Greg who shares the same birth date as Kevin.  Kathy had Facebooked a birthday wish on Friday but we still wanted to leave a card. Everyone was at work but we got a hug from Tyler and a few licks from Sanford for the few minutes we were there. 
It was past 12:30 so we stopped at McDonalds to have our lunch as well as to relax and to cool down. The break from all the rushing around was a treat in itself. 

We finally made it out to Leisure Trailer in Lakeshore where we knew that our screen door grill was in but were surprised when they came out with our step covers as well. They were glad to see we had the truck back even though there are still things that need to be done before it’s ready for the trip south this fall.  

We made another stop to see about getting a picture done for the new back window but when the printer showed us the material it felt like the same material that had cause our window to fail. We have a few more places to check out before we commit. 
Back on Manning Road we stopped at the Zehrs grocery store to get a few things to eat as well as some cleaning supplies that we don’t have in the trailer or our storage unit. 
The before and after effect of our steps.
It felt good to be Home by 4:00 and after bringing all our purchases in Kathy was busy doing putting things away while I went back outside and reassembled the interior of the truck cab, replacing all the trim I had removed in anticipation of removing the rear window myself. I also managed to install the step covers which make walking on the steps more comfortable and safer because your feet can’t slip on them. 
Zucchini with beef Kabob and Homemade Bread Pudding.
For supper I grilled a couple of Beef Kabobs and a couple of Zucchinis that Kathy had coated with olive oil and seasoned on the Weber while Kathy made Homemade Bread Pudding. They turned out great as usual and even though it wasn’t overly filling we were well satisfied. 
New door grill to protect the screen.
After watching the 6 o’clock News, while Kathy washed the dishes I busied myself installing the screen door grill. There’s not much room to put the screws in the door but we managed and it really stiffened the door itself. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

A fine line by Mark Twain 

Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.

3 comments:

  1. We had to have a window replaced on the truck and were amazed at how quickly they could do it.
    Great job on the steps. We really like the carpet on ours too.
    We heard that Canada has a law that no schools can start before a certain date. Is this true? Some of our schools began the beginning of August.

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  2. To answer the question above, Schools in Canada start the Tuesday after Labour Day. Always. :)

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  3. I'm laughing at you with the flashlight because I was doing the very same thing a few minutes ago, and I was wondering what it looked like from outside.

    I am finding the more I organize in this trailer the more I'm disorganized. My other trailer was smaller, but it had more storage--maybe it's just different. I don't know. I just can't get a handle on it. Maybe once I'm in one place more than one night.

    It looks like you have a lot of steps. You must be high off the ground or is it because you have a lot of storage underneath?

    I don't sleep well at night. I am not a morning person--groggier at 10 a.m. than I am at 10 p.m. Upside down.

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