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, September 4, 2016

Sleepy Head, Free Ice Cream and Happy Visit.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Another great night’s sleep was had with the windows left open filling the trailer with fresh air. There was a problem when the alarm clock went off just before 8:00 this morning. The problem came from the person that wanted the alarm turned on but only wanted a few more minutes under the covers. The nighttime 55 F (13 C) temperatures were one of the reasons that person wanted to stay in the warm cozy bed. Finally realizing there was no choice in the matter she had to get up. 

We are people of faith but have been so busy since the start of the year we have been ashamedly absent from the celebration of mass. With our trying to help our friend Kathie deal with the loss of her husband Ross reminded us that it was our faith that helped us to get through our times grieving nineteen years ago. The fact that we now live out in the county outside of McGregor we really weren’t sure which parish we belonged to. After some online inquiries Kathy found that we belonged to Saint Clemons Parish in McGregor 

We had a light breakfast because of Kathy’s diabetes before heading off to church. Kathy had always wondered at what the inside of this small church would look like each time we passed it by. She was amazed at the inside beauty of the building and the friendliness of the parishioners. 

We were Home before lunch and even though we weren’t going anywhere for the rest of the day we had lots to get done in a short time. After finishing our lunch Kathy sent me outside while she did the dishes. My chore was to temporarily load the Wind Deflector Frame into the truck and remove the truck from our site to allow for our guests to park next to our car. Since our Weekend Seasonal Neighbours across the street had gone back to the city for tomorrow I simply moved the truck to their site. 

I then had to set up our outdoor seating on the patio as the plan was we’d be visiting outside. Once Kathy came outside to wait our company’s arrival I had to walk to the Park Clubhouse to purchase tickets for the End of the Season Dinner. I arrived exactly on time but there were still thirty people ahead of me. It took nearly a half hour to buy our two tickets leaving them only eight more to sell for a sold out event and there were more people behind me. We have never been disappointed with any of these events and the price is right to top it off. 

Back at the trailer our son Gary had arrived with our two grandsons Connor and Haigan. Kathy had already given them the grand tour of our new Home which left them in awe. Nine years ago when the job market dried up in the Essex County/Windsor area the only job Gary could find forced the family to relocate to Welland not far from Niagara Falls over two hundred miles away. Now the opposite has happened so Gary has been staying at a friend’s home in his RV while working back in the town of Essex. The problem now is there is suddenly a housing shortage in this area.  
Our daughter-in-law Jen who is still working in Welland as well as packing up their apartment arrived minutes later with our granddaughter Emma. Emma will be starting her grade thirteen on Tuesday here in Windsor so she’ll be staying at Jen’s parents until the rest of the family is moved down.
Jen watching for dirty birds.
Today was also the day the Park was holding their Ice Cream Social so we had planned on treating the kids. We all walked to the Park Clubhouse and when I went to pay for the ice cream I was told that as Seasonal Camper’s and our guests were Free Today. That was a pleasant surprise. We all enjoyed the treat in the Air Conditioned hall and getting caught up on what the kids are doing for their move. 

Back at the trailer Jen and Emma expressed the same amazement as Gary and the boys had about our New Home. Since there was a nice breeze blowing we visited outside. Connor and Haigan went to play at the Children’s Park for a while before returning to our site. When they started getting antsy I simply logged their tablets onto our WiFi connection and they were happy. Gary and Jen also expressed that they are looking to purchase a travel trailer that they can take family trips with after they get settled back in this area. 
It's hard saying good-bye to the ones you love.
Our son Gary and daughter-in-law Jen.
Sadly, they had to say good-bye at 4:00 because Jen had a five-hour drive to get back home with the two boys. We’ll be looking forward to seeing them living back in this area. It only took about ten minutes for me to close everything up outside and to bring the truck Home. Kathy had been busy reheating the Leftover Pepper Steak she made the other day. 

Tomorrow we have to buckle down at getting things accomplished since we are now only Fifty-Seven Days away from heading south. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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  1. I just hate saying good bye to our girls when we move on to a new location. Even though we text just about every day, nothing takes the place of seeing them face-to-face.
    I love ice cream and free is wonderful.

  2. Sounds like you have settled in beautifully in your new home. Nothing like fresh cool air for a good night's sleep. Whey my grandkids were little, they LOVED the motorhome. I used to sleep in it with them. Before they went to bed I'd ask, "Where do you want to go, tonight?" They'd tell me and I'd tell them they'd better hurry and get to sleep so we could make the trip. LOL Worked every time.