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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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Advising Weekend Neighbours, Already Repairing Our New Home and Fall-Like Weather.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After having set the alarm again last night before going to bed I realized that my pounding headache was due to the lack of sleep on Thursday night. Not wanting a repeat of that an Extra Strength Tylenol was taken to better my odds of a sleep filled night. The result was to only wake to the sound of the heavy rainfall we had around 3:30 this morning then again when the alarm went off. Kathy was upset that I let her sleep an extra half hour because I know she needs more sleep than I do. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog even if we have no plans we have to retrain our bodies to sleep when we go to bed not in the morning or napping in the middle of the day so we’ll continue using the alarm to wake up. 

During the process of raising the night shades in the dining room this morning I was shocked when the Day/Night shade by our table suddenly dropped like a rock. I couldn’t believe that I’d have to repair a blind that we have used for less than a month.  
This was what our day looked like until just before Sunset.
The weather guessers on the 11 o’clock News last night forecasted a high Humidex around the century mark, with periods of rain and gusting winds for our area today. Looking out the remaining windows it was apparent that they might be right especially when we could see the awnings of two of the Weekend Seasonal Campers being beaten by the wind and it wasn’t yet as strong as what the forecast had called for. Seeing those neighbours outside I chose to go tell them about the forecast and that their awnings wouldn’t survive the higher gusts. They both took my advice and closed them up immediately. 

Being outside in twenty mile-per hour wind the Humidex certainly didn’t feel as warm as it was being forecasted. Since Kathy was busy inside the trailer and it had stopped raining I started refastening the wire looms back on the Wind Deflector Bracket on the truck. I’d just finished that chore when a light drizzle started to fall. 

Instead of going inside immediately I gathered the few tools that it would take to repair the Day/Night shade. Once inside I located our Shade First Aid Kit we’d purchased at Camping World in preparation to make the necessary repairs. As I started removing the Side-Shades I noticed the knotted string still intact but the small plastic retainer on the wall was broken. A closer look of the retainer showed it had a very lightweight design which meant that one of the dining room chairs could have leaned against it to cause it to fail. Instead of taking an hour to restring the blind, replacing the retainer took less than ten minutes. 
Kathy's version of Pulled-Pork.
Kathy sautéed some leftover pork roast and onions to make a tasty crusty bun sandwich for our lunch. We’d barely finished eating when wave after wave of rain washed against our windows for a few minutes then stop. The wind started getting stronger and easily exceeded thirty mile-per hour many times through the course of the afternoon and when it would ease up the rain would start again. 

Passing the time at my computer this afternoon I looked out the same window I have been looking at since our New Home has arrived on our site at Wildwood. Just maybe it was the start of Cabin-Fever that made me notice something that was very reflective of the weather. I could see the back of a satellite dish that looked like a sad face. When the sun shines on that dish it removes all the shadow. Only a day like today. 
The Satellite Dish looks like a sad face.

By supper time the outside temperature had dropped down to 70 F (21 C) because of the cool wind that continued to blow. We started feeling chilled so Kathy cooked up some Pea Soup and a hot cup of tea to go with a Caesars Salad and Fruit Cups for supper. 
The 6 o’clock News showed an improvement in the Fall-like Weather coming our way. That’s right Fall-like Weather and we still have a lot to get ready before we leave in 51 Days before we head south. 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 

Every meal you eat involves something in a bun.


  1. You'll be on the road before you know it. If you get out this way, be sure to do the Silver Thread Trail. Take your time and do it in a few days--not like me. Plenty of Campgrounds along the way and a couple of national forest campgrounds.

  2. Rick that photo at the top of your post looks like a painting. Gorgeous! Oh and are to planning on replacing your masthead photo?

  3. We used metal thread bobs? Not sure of name. Small gizmo sewing machines use in bottom of machine to hold thread. We used it to replace the cheap smeep plastic ones for shades. We enjoy your blog.