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, September 5, 2016

Changed Seating, Spruced Up, Change Of Design and Sold.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

It got hot enough last evening after the kids headed home that it was causing Kathy to suffer with her breathing. There was only one solution to making her more comfortable and that was to turn the Air Conditioner on. The forecast for today was going to have it close to the century mark and well above that for the next three days. Having the thermostat set at 79 F (26 C) the AC finally shut down for the first time just before 11:00 and strangely it never came on once during the entire night. The outside temperature did dip to 57 F (14 C) through the early morning hours so that helped us to have a cool night to sleep. 

We ended up sleeping in this morning so by the time we had breakfast it was after 9:00 by the time we got to the computers. There were quite a few blogs that popped to the top of our sidebar that haven’t written in quite some time. I did read all of them but only able to leave a few comments because I wanted to get my outside work going. 

Before going outside to work I replaced the toilet seat with the Champion Easy Close toilet seat that we had ordered online. Last year shortly after the new company that took over the apartment building we were living in replaced all the toilets with Low Flow Toilets that used little water but they also had Easy Close toilet seats. No more accidentally dropping the seat in the middle of the night. I had changed both toilet seats in the Avalanche and now in our Jayco. 

I was back outside by 11:00 this morning removing the Wind Deflector Frame from the bed of the truck and getting it in position to finish painting the last of it. I also finished cleaning off the rust and chipped paint from the last two tool cabinets in the truck bed. I’d barely finished getting the paintbrushes and cans of paint out of the shed when Kathy called me in for lunch. 
Kathy cleaned out her Fairy Garden the other day.
It felt good to be inside the coolness of the trailer where Kathy had used the last of the pork roast to make open-faced hot pork sandwiches. I’d barely finished when one of our neighbours was knocking on our door. 
Moving from one cabinet to the next.
It was hot out there.
Our Weekend Seasonal Neighbours from across the street Terry and Linda have listed their trailer “For Sale”. Due to Terry now being blind after suffering major heart problems a few years ago and Linda not being able to tow the trailer they figured it was time to let it go. They had been spending very little time here due to the hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing so it wasn’t worth their while to hold on anymore. This was not the first time that they listed it but today there must have been a dozen people wanting to see inside the trailer and they had gone home yesterday to celebrate a granddaughter’s birthday. Since I’d worked with Terry for quite a few years and they’d come over to visit us other seasonal campers thought we might have a key. Someone finally called them on the phone and made plans to meet later in the day. 
All the cabinets and fuel cell freshly painted.
After lunch I finished painting the Wind Deflector Frame, all the Tool Cabinets and the Fuel Cell in the truck bed. Kathy came outside to be certain that I hadn’t passed out from the heat and to bring me water to drink. She could only stay out long enough to compliment how much better the back of the truck was looking. I also dumped out our waste tanks before going to work inside the trailer. 
How most RV Manufacturers trim the bed corners.
In all our trailers we have had issues with getting our legs cut open or impaled with slivers from the edge of the bed. What we did to the other trailers and plan to do to this one was to add upholstery batting as well as furniture upholstery material around the edge of the bed. This modification ends all the injuries, gives the bed a nice appeal and makes a great selling point. (We’re Not Selling This Trailer For A Long Time.) There is one thing that has to be done first. Most RV Manufacturers only cut an uneven bevel on the corners of the plywood at the foot of the bed. I’ve learned that by using a jigsaw and adding a radius to the corners it adds to the safety and makes it easier to add the upholstery material. I also used the Shop-Vac that I have to clean up any wood chips and sawdust up. (Safer on the feet.) 
This is the way I trim them before we trim it.
For Supper while Kathy was busy making a Tomato Salad and cooking an Acorn Squash I was outside grilling some nice Spareribs that Kathy had marinated earlier. While we were enjoying our meal we noticed commotion across the street. It was Terry and Linda showing their trailer to a Prospective Buyer. A short time later there was a knock on the door and Linda told us their trailer had been sold. During the hot summer days when they were not here I had been watering their potted plants for them. The other day Kathy had commented how nice those outside planters looked because they were unique. As a way of saying “Thank You” Linda wanted us to have the planters. That was unexpected but we’ll appreciate them and Linda can see them whenever she and Terry come out to visit us. 
So little waste.
Tomorrow the temperature will be well above the century mark but there is still a lot of work to do in an effort to get ready to Head South in 57 days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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  1. Oh what a great idea with the bed. I need to share this one with Paul.
    Hope your neighbors have good luck selling their place. I am sure it will be a big load off their shoulders.

  2. I know someone who wanted the mattress to slide down when they changed sheets. They covered the base in Naugahyde.

  3. Those slow drop toilets are a must when you have to kids five and under playing with them:)