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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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ready to Move Into Our New Home.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

It seemed we changed nights where last night Kathy slept soundly and I was busy working on things needing to be done not on the new trailer but our old one. Not that it mattered that we’d had our Sleep Time Tea before going to bed I finally got up to take an extra strength Tylenol. It still took an hour before I finally fell off to sleep and even then I only managed three hours of sleep for the night. 

Since there was still plenty to do outside I started boiling water for our coffees just before 8:00. I can make little noises in the kitchen that Kathy doesn’t hear but as soon as the kettle pops she’s wide awake. Better than an alarm clock. 
Back to the original window.
Before 9:00 we were both dressed with Kathy planning on doing more packing. Today’s Humidex was not expected to get above 95 F (35 C) but with our Air Conditioner still running to keep us cool we had to work together. What we needed to do was fold a plastic paint sheet and wrap the screen door with it. This helped to keep the inside of the trailer cool and the bugs outside while I removed our stained glass window titled “Trails End” from the door and replace it with the original glass that came in the trailer. It took nearly an hour to get everything cleaned and the window reinstalled and the Air conditioner never kicked on until after I’d finished the job. Our plans are to install the “Trails End” window in our new trailer. 
My next chore was to remove as many articles from our basement as possible so that when we are moving into our new Home I can spend more time helping Kathy to move and organize our belongings inside. I’d only been at it a very short time when Kathy called me for lunch. At first I’d thought maybe I was moving in slow motion because I don’t wear a watch when I’m working but when I went inside the clock showed it was just barely 11:00. With hot soup and salad on the table the only thing we could do was have an early lunch. 

Back outside I managed to finish emptying the basement before cleaning it with the shop-vac. I did some prep work so it should be easy to remove our pure sine wave inverter at the Leisure Trailer yard tomorrow. With that finished I only reloaded a few containers that will be easy to transfer but don’t try to get into our shed right now. 

At that point the heat was starting to get to me so it was time for a short break. With all these high temperatures we’ve been experiencing this year we have found an easy way to cool our core temperatures down. We had a Mott’s Pure Fruit Juice Freezy which helps to cool us down, hydrate us and it is a fraction of the calories that an ice cream cone has. 

Back outside I installed the solenoid and wired it to the inverter. Switches that come with inverters never last very long as was the case with ours. When Ed inspected the trailer the other day he knew the inverter was being removed but said it wasn’t properly setup because of the lack of a remote power switch and since we were saying it was Inverter prepped I had to make certain it was. Now with the solenoid installed we can now turn the inverter on and off by a switch mounted on the side of our bed. Our trailer is now properly inverter prepped and it doesn’t matter the brand of inverter used the switch will always work. 
Kathy made a delicious Herbal Pasta dish with pickled Asparagus while I grilled a couple of Chicken Breasts and a couple of cloves of garlic on the Weber. Since it was on medium heat I was able to back the truck to within a foot of hooking up so things will happen faster in the morning. Kathy also served up a nice dish of Strawberries for dessert.
After supper I managed to dump our waste tanks but didn’t have time to pick up our sewer hoses because it started raining like crazy. Oh well I’ll just have to do it in the morning. I managed to get some electronics stowed for traveling inside. 

Since we are picking up our new Home tomorrow and are not sure where we’ll be tomorrow night there is the possibility we might not have a blog. Wish us luck for a speedy transition. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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  1. The blog can wait. Enjoy your new home.

  2. Yes, good luck. Hope it goes smoothly.

  3. It will all come together before you know it. Take your time and enjoy your new home.

  4. I'm so excited for you. Sounds like you have set yourselves up for a smooth transition! I hope you enjoy years of happy memories in your new home. - Nancy

  5. Great feeling when a plan comes together!

  6. Wow! What a great story. I hope one day I can retire and follow my dreams of traveling in trailer too. This is very inspiring. I know it can be scary to detach from a brick grounded home, but sometimes risks and new experiences are required in order to grow and see a better and a more fulfilling life. Good luck in your new endeavor!