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, September 28, 2016

Another Rainy Day, Enjoyable Visits and An Attempted Scam.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After the tiring day we had yesterday neither of us had a problem sleeping last night but we did have a problem waking up this morning. The temperature at 8:00 this morning was only 54 F (12 C) but with the constant tapping on the roof from the rain it sounded more like a Lullaby rather than a Revelry. Hot cereal along with hot coffee helped to take the chill from the inside of our bodies but with the dampness in the air turning the furnace on was the only way we could feel comfortable.  
On last night’s news one of the stories was to remind people to check the batteries in their Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in their Homes and that the units should even be replaced every ten years. Figuring that we had just gotten our new trailer we were certain that those would be in working order during the Pre-Delivery Service. As soon as the 6 o’clock News was over I felt the overwhelming urge to test our Smoke Alarm. After warning Kathy I stood on a chair and pushed the test button and heard Nothing. After a second try I opened the lid to find No Battery. 
With breakfast and our morning reading finished we both had chores to do. I pulled our battery storage box out from under the bed. We had plenty of nine volt batteries but when I checked their power levels they were all dead. Since this is our first trailer that is already Generator Prepped we were very surprised that it is the first that didn’t have a Carbon Monoxide Detector anywhere inside. Adding both the detector and batteries to our shopping list we made a mental note to get them A.S.A.P.  

Shortly after 11:30 we drove up to the 19th Hole Restaurant at the front of the park to meet Our Good Friend Vera for lunch. She was already there waiting when we arrived but sitting in her car as the rain kept coming down. Even though Kathy and I had our raincoats I’d also brought our large umbrella which helped Vera keep dry. We all enjoyed one of the many lunch specials being offered as we got caught up on everything going on.  

After spending more than an hour in the restaurant Vera followed us back to our trailer. Vera and her husband Bill were very familiar with our Avalanche and had traveled with us to Wisconsin, Wyoming, Colorado and Missouri on a summer trip in 2012 and she had recently visited us not too long back here at the Park. This however was her first time seeing our new trailer and she was amazed at the way it looked. She had also brought us a nice bottle of wine to celebrate our New Home. We sat talking comfortably in the living room until she realized it was past 2:30 and had to leave.  We wished her the best and promised to get together when we return in the spring. 
Tomato Sandwich, Macaroni Salad for supper
and a Cinnamon Roll for dessert.
We were enjoying a light supper around 5:00 when the phone rang. The person on the line claimed to be from Norton Anti-virus Internet Protection Service claiming that our service was showing it as being disconnected. He had me checking different things on my computer but when he told me I needed to buy a $900.00 program to clear it up. He was told that wasn’t happening. So he got very demanding. When I hung up he called four more times and when I’d answer he wouldn’t respond. When he called the last time I simply said he was now harassing me and I was calling the police. The click from the other end of the line was loud but I’ll be contacting Norton to say there is a scam going on using their name. 

We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house in Amherstburg around 6:30 for our weekly visit. They were starting to think we had forgotten our visit. We talked about all kinds of things that had us laughing and others that had us shaking our heads in wonder. 

Shortly after 8:00 I remembered needing the batteries so we said our good nights and headed for Walmart. We found the Carbon Monoxide Detector in the Do-it-yourself section of the store and the batteries in the Camera section. 

As we were heading towards Home we could see lightning off in the distance that seemed to be increasing in frequency. The rain started increasing as we entered the park so we didn’t waste time getting inside and we were lucky we did. The door had barely closed when the thunder and rain made being inside the trailer sound like we were living in a drum. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Classic bumper sticker #310 

Honk if you love peace and quiet.

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