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, August 17, 2016

Organizing Our New Home and Trying To Recover.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Having practically worn ourselves out for the last two weeks getting ready for this move, when we finally laid our heads down last night the next time we woke was when this overhead light was shining in the bathroom skylight. We’d slept straight through until nearly 8:00 this morning but the best part was that we felt rested and relaxed. 
While having breakfast we had the chance to discuss what we still had to do in an effort to getting organized. Yesterday while still at Leisure Trailer we were more concerned with making certain things wouldn’t be flying around loose inside the trailer while it was being transported than organizing so many things probably ended up where they shouldn’t have. In Canada there has been a push for recycling since the early 80s and since the start of the new millennium that included the use of reusable shopping bags. Those bags were very instrumental in helping us move but many of them still were full of things that needed to be put away. 

With breakfast over Kathy set about rearranging the kitchen putting everything where it would be conveniently located. The only thing she had little to adjust was our silverware and cutlery drawers because they were set up similar to those in the Avalanche and she had told Tyler to do one drawer at a time and set it the same. By the time Kathy finished today she had everything but the pantry shelf organized and that might not be completed until that cabinet is slightly modified. 

Since I was having trouble locating my clothes the more I found things the less happy I was with the way the front closet was designed. I started finding things that belonged in the basement, others that belonged in the living room or bathroom and things that had no semblance of being organized. Kathy’s shoes now fill four wall shelves in the closet while mine being much larger are paired under the bottom shelf in the cabinet. Whoever designed this closet with two clothing bars didn’t allow for the lengths of jackets, shirts or pants hanging on traditional hangers. In the Avalanche we had a front closet, a small closet in the rear bedroom and a coat closet by the entry door. This trailer only has one closet so besides needing new hangers we will probably be thinning out some of the clothes we presently have and adding a few that we don’t. Since some of the closet items belonged in the bathroom I also started rearranging the linen closet finding clothes piled in there.  
We were both feeling worn out again by 5:00 after having gone through all those shopping bags neither of us were in the mood to cook supper so we loaded the car and headed off to Amherstburg. We stopped at McDonalds for a light but satisfying supper. Our timing was perfect because we’d no sooner gotten inside the door when the rain started coming down so hard we could barely see our car outside. 

Our next stop was Walmart where we practically walked off our meal looking for hardware items to finish making the trailer into our Home 

Since it was Wednesday evening we went for our weekly visit with Kevin and Melissa. During our organizing today in the trailer we found a few items we had in the Avalanche that won’t work in this trailer so we brought them with us. What the kids can’t use they pass on to others that they know can use them. We still had plenty of time talking about other things that always brought laughter to the conversation. Once the trailer is organized they’ll be coming out to visit with us. 

Tomorrow we hope to get more organizing completed and we are hoping to hear some positive news about the truck. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


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  1. It all comes together, hope you have good news about your truck.

  2. We get a newer truck next week. We sold our tractor and the person picking it up had a big Ford 250 so we bought his truck. I love your new 5th wheeler. I so wish I could afford one. For now our little trailer will have to do.

  3. Soon you will be all settled in and relaxed getting ready to hit the road.

  4. Bill wears a size 11 and I've found that I use a plastic crate. (milk crate) I put one shoe in toe first and the mate in heel first. It will hold 9 pairs of shoes in a small space.

  5. You'll get it all sorted out in time for sure. Our Jayco model has adjustable/removable shelves in the hanging locker/cabinet making it possible to hang longer items. Perhaps you can remove the shelves somehow and find a more convenient space for the shoes. In any case the rearrangement of things and organizing is fun, but not so much when you cannot locate what you are looking for :))