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, November 2, 2016

Second Day of Delays but We’re Ready To Roll.

Our Location today is Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 

After all the running around we did yesterday we were barely able to keep our eyes open long enough to get to bed. Having been living out in the county just outside of McGregor has certainly been a big change for us blocking out the sounds of Sirens, Highway Traffic and of course the back and forth running of the VIA passenger rail service that passes through the corridor every couple of hours. We were really spoiled giving up all that Noise Pollution that was until our heads actually hit our pillows last night. Both Kathy and I spent the better part of the night tossing and turning, due to the unrefreshing noise that we were bombarded with. 

We had set the alarm for 7:30 this morning with the hope that the sooner we opened our door the sooner we’d be on the road. Strangely after shutting the alarm I looked at the main clock in the bedroom that was just flipping to 7:30 at which time we heard the tractor used to shuttle trailers around the yard start moving trailers for the Technicians to work on. That was also around the time it started raining hard for about five minutes. 

Kathy wanted to return the Gate Key and thought that she could do it prior to 8:30 to which she found a locked door. Two minutes later as she was able to make the return just as the Technicians started heading to their assigned duties. Brad had only been able to do a few of the things on our list of repairs yesterday but the biggest one he was not happy with the results because it felt like the bathroom door was now binding on the hinges. With a little help from Steve the Head Technician they finally got it working to where it now only requires finger pressure to close it.  

Kathy and I discussed the fact that due to the rush to pack the basement there was probably a lot of STUFF that could have stayed behind. What we have now is a very full, only partially organized basement that would take too long to empty and repack so that the Automatic Transfer Switch can be replaced. Since Day One it has had a Continual Hum that used to keep me awake at night. Since we had another scheduled appointment for today that we were already late for we chose to wait until Spring to have it and a few other things taken care of. Accomplishing ten of the thirteen things on the list was not bad but we had to go. 
Ready to leave Leisure Trailer around 12:30.
It was just after 12:30 when we rolled out of Leisure Trailer in Lakeshore headed for Benson Tire in Windsor. With the Bottlenecked Construction Delay on the E.C. Rowe Expressway we were rolling into their yard just before 1:00. They directed me to back the trailer on the cement pad so they could replace what we refer to as our Chinese Bombs. These are the same make of tire we had problems with on our Avalanche, and these particular tires had hardly moved in two years. 
Backed on to the cement to change the trailer tires.
When we purchased our new Home, they had Wheel Locks so the wheels wouldn’t get stolen from the trailers in their yard. For the life of me I couldn’t find that Key Nut so they had to use a tool to get them off but turns them to Scrap. Better dealing with that at the Tire Company than by the side of a road. They also made certain that all the truck tires all had proper Air Pressure. 
Here I am searching for the Lock Nut Key.
It was past 3:00 when we were on our way and Kathy was really feeling tired so we stopped at Canadian Tire to get a replacement spout for our plastic fuel can. Before leaving the parking lot we walked across to the A&W to have an early supper. 
Camp Walmart for tonight.
It was around 4:30 when we arrived at the West-end Walmart. We picked up a few non-perishable food stocks before getting permission from the On-Duty Manager to spend the night. In two days we have only towed the trailer just over thirty miles but being as tired as we are it’s better to wait until morning to get a fresh start to our Southwest Adventure. Even with some traffic noise this will be a quieter location to spend the night.
We returned to the in-store McDonalds later to post this blog and there are two other RVs settled in for the night. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration 

She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes. 

Lord Byron, English Poet


  1. I will continue to hope you gat away eventually!

  2. Full timers traveling fast or slow you are always home.
    Hope you enjoy your travels.

  3. ALWAYS an excellent idea to divest ones self of China Bombs immediately.

  4. Great photo of the truck and trailer.
    Tomorrow the real adventure begins.

  5. I'm fortunate. Most times noise doesn't bother me. I could probably sleep next to a jack hammer.