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, August 31, 2016

Foreign Country, New Eatery, Heavy Rain and Home Visit.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

I thought that by setting the alarm clock yesterday morning for today I wouldn’t think about it overnight and have a sleep filled night. It almost worked with only an hour shortly after 2:30 that I lay awake but it wasn’t enough to cause me to sleep in as a fact I was awake ten minutes before the alarm was slated to go off.  

Knowing I had the appointment and sensing that I was no longer in bed Kathy was up by the time I started getting breakfast ready. We discussed our plans for the day and even took the time to do some of our morning reading before leaving.
For the last five years the main highway between LaSalle and Windsor has over gone a major restructuring in preparation for the new Gordy Howe International Bridge between Canada and the United States. Even though we had crossed the area a few times while it was under construction we had yet to travel any part of these roads. On the way to my appointment the decision was made to check it out. As we traveled the route that we had become familiar with through all our years of raising our young families nothing looked as we remembered. Buildings that had once been landmarks in our memories were now replaced with overpasses and cross-overs. Kathy commented that it looked like we were traveling in a Foreign Country not what used to be known as our backyards. The changes to the roads also made it so that we were at our destination with plenty of time to spare. 
With Kathy having a Weak Immune System she chose to walk around the Rexall Drugstore rather than coming into a doctor’s office where people are generally sneezing and coughing all so Kathy can get sick from those wayward germs. I had a 10:00 appointment with my family doctor who has treated me through many work related injuries and minor illnesses as well as taking care of my growing family for the last thirty years. When I complained about being out of shape from moving twice in one year he responded that with all my test results and vital signs he said I’d have plenty of time to work on it. He also said the Fulltiming seemed to be a healthy lifestyle and to keep it up. 

We then drove over to Seguin’s Home Hardware on Felix where I managed to pick up some Stainless Steel Screws to replace the ones lost while taking the lights off of the Wind Deflector Frame yesterday. 

We had started heading for Home when we found out that the battery on the camera had died. I also thought to stop in at Vehicle Venture to get pricing for the new Airbags for the truck. It appears that all the staff are new and they had just installed new computers yesterday so Andrew couldn’t look up the truck’s history. He took our information and will call us tomorrow with some prices. 

Kathy had found a gift-card for Swiss Chalet and thought we should have lunch out. After getting parked we walked to the door and found out they didn’t open until 11:30 leaving us nearly twenty minutes to wait. We noticed other people going into another place in the strip mall called Quesada, Burritos and Tacos that served tacos, burritos, tortilla salads, nachos and quesadillas but no fries.  While we made our selections people kept coming and going with everyone appearing contented with their food. We only ordered tacos and soft drinks but the taste was delicious and reasonably priced. They’ll definitely be giving Taco Bell a run for the border and we’ll be back. 

We were leaving by noon but there was an issue. The driving rain that was coming down outside. Getting myself as close to the car walking under the canopy I made a dash to bring the car closer for Kathy. Even the drive Home most were only driving Sixty km in an Eighty km zone because of the intense rain. When we got back to the park our neighbours said they had only had a light drizzle. 

After making a few phone calls and getting things cleaned up I had planned on completing the chore of painting the Wind Deflector Frame but each time I went outside it would start raining again. After the fourth attempt was hampered I got busy doing a few things inside the trailer and will wait until morning to finish that task. 
Kathy, Melissa and Kevin enjoying a few snacks.
Cameron wants an apartment just like our Home.
Around 7:00 this evening our son Kevin, daughter-in-law Melissa and Cameron stopped in for our weekly visit as well as being able to see our new Home for the first time. Kevin and Melissa thought the place was beautiful. Cameron thought it was very nice (typical boy). The adults were having an enjoyable visit but with little to entertain Cameron after just over an hour it was time for them to head home. I’ll be seeing Kevin tomorrow to borrow some wrenches to finish removing the Airbags. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

You Might Be a Redneck If 

The only top-shelf items you buy are magazines.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

More Changes, Some Adjustments, Tasty Meals.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Since I was in no rush to be anywhere this morning I managed to sleep like a rock and woke up totally refreshed. Kathy took her new medication last night but she didn’t sleep so well because of an accounting issue that she couldn’t understand with our expenditures. Finally, after staring at the ceiling for a while through the night the numbers suddenly fell into place and she finally fell to sleep. That also meant she wasn't in a lively mood for breakfast.

We didn’t spend too much time on the computers this morning mostly because hardly anyone is writing their blogs unless they are traveling. There are some people who will never get the chance to travel the way many of us do and are more than grateful to enjoy life through even our everyday functions. Besides we’re all part of the RV family so we should know what we’re up to. 

My first mission was to climb on the roof to replace the standard waste tank vent covers with the Cyclone vents that I’ve installed on our last two fifth wheels. Before we used to be overwhelmed by the septic smell inside our trailers after driving down the road even after flushing the tanks. The wind would actually force the smell past the trap to fill the cabin of the trailer. After installing the Cyclone vents we’ve never had a bit of odor seep into our trailers so I wasn’t waiting for history to repeat itself. 
This vent is flush to the roof. The other was cut lower.
On the roof I was surprised to see so much Dicor surrounding each of the vent covers. Some had leveled as far as three inches from the cap flange itself. It seemed to take forever because the sun was really making me sweat and I wasn’t leaving that mess up there. When I finally had the cap removed and the old Dicor cleaned away I had another shock. Jayco was touted to be one of the better RV Manufacturers but the vent pipes had been cut below the height of the roof and then extended by simply putting an ABS coupling on top. That made it more difficult to fasten the Cyclone vent cover because the screws had to be driven into the pipe below the roof line at an angle. Tricky as it was I installed the first one and started cleaning the second when Kathy called me for lunch. 
Delicious Leftovers.
Kathy apologized for what she served me saying it was entirely made from Leftovers. Leftover tomato made into a sandwich, leftover chili with shredded cheese added to make like a taco mix and then for dessert leftover Homemade bread pudding served cool but it had absorbed all the wonderful juices Kathy had added. That’s not the leftovers I knew growing up. 
No sealer on this vent yet but look at where the old sealer was.
Back on the roof it would be another hour by the time I had finished installing the second Cyclone vent and sealed them both with Dicor self-leveling sealant. As I was coming off the roof I could hear the familiar sound of Kathy vacuuming the inside of the trailer because she hadn’t had a chance to do it since we moved in. I then added the self-adhesive side leveling gauges on the trailer before they got misplaced. 
Cyclone vents with more than enough Dicor sealer.
After having the rear window of the truck replaced we noticed how the Wind Deflector Rack was showing signs of surface rust. My next chore was to remove all the lights from the bar and then remove the bar from the truck. It would take nearly an hour to scrape and sand the entire thing ready to be painted. 
Wind Deflector Frame with lights mounted.
Removed lights then frame and repainted it.
Time seemed to fly by and it was already time to grill a couple of Brisket Burgers while Kathy made a wonderful Spinach and Strawberry salad with Feta cheese crumbs sprinkled on top. It was more than we needed and it all tasted great. 
Spinach/Strawberry Salad and Brisket Burger for supper.
Kathy insisted on doing the dishes while I went back on the roof of the trailer to install our Jack antenna we’d kept from the Avalanche. We have never had any luck with the Batwing antennas but the minute I installed the Jack we were receiving loads of antenna television stations so we made certain to keep it. 

Back on the ground I used Tremclad semi-gloss black paint to make the Wind Deflector Rack look years younger. Then I forgot that this is an oil based paint and tried to clean the paintbrush. It was Kathy to the rescue with Goo-Gone that helped bring my hands back to their proper colour.

Tomorrow we have appointments as well as visitors coming in the evening so we’ll see what else we can accomplish in our quest of getting ready to head south in another Sixty-two days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

Words of Inspiration 

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. 

Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss philosopher

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Rear Window, More Parts, Good Meal and Coming Together.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Kathy slept like a rock again last night thanks in part to new medication she is taking. Like an alarm went off at 3:00 this morning my mind started racing and I couldn’t seem to fall back to sleep. Part of that problem was because I knew that we couldn’t sleep in this morning because we had a 10:00 appointment for the truck and I had figured I’d easily be awake. When I spend most of my night lying in bed staring at the ceiling chances of sleeping in are very high so the only thing I could do was find an alarm clock and set it. If someone had been watching our trailer from the outside and seen the rays of a flashlight moving around they would have been tempted to call the law. Since not everything is where it should be at this time in our Home I was finally able to locate it far from my nightstand. Once the clock was set and I went back to bed the next thing I remembered was the alarm waking us up. Kathy only wanted another half hour of sleep but knew our time at Home was limited. 
Here I am lowering the Wind Deflector frame.
Tucker, Employee of the month for the last fifteen years.
Thankfully there are no School Busses for another week and we made good time arriving at Glass Masters in Windsor with a few minutes to spare. I then used those few minutes to remove the Air Deflector frame so that there would be plenty of room to work on the rear window. As soon as Ed pulled the truck into the shop he pulled the replacement window out to test it making certain that it worked. Then he laid a thin bead of glue dissolvent where the old window was secured to the truck’s cab. Five minutes later with a simple steady push the window was pushed into waiting hands. After the cleanup was complete and dry the replacement window was installed. With a few must nots for the next forty-eight hours, after refastening the Air Deflector frame we were on our way. 
Ed in the back of the truck.
The stitches holding the window, I mean the tape comes off tomorrow.
Our next stop was at Guardian Storage where after picking up our mail we went to do some shopping in our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We gathered some clothing, shampoo, replacement pieces for Kathy’s CPAP mask and the small storage bin filled with fasteners that I have been looking for since we moved to the park back in April. Even though the building our Storage Unit is in is Climate Controlled we found out that when you are physically moving things around you can still work up a sweat. 
Kathy going through a clothing bin.
Leaving the storage yard with our goodies we needed to stop at the Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center. If you recall that last Saturday we had gone to the Amherstburg location and they didn’t have the Stainless Steel fittings that I needed. This morning I got all those fittings plus a few things that Kathy added to the list to help make our Home more comfortable. 
Last Thursday evening we helped to celebrate our son Kevin’s birthday actually a day early. Today we stopped off at our daughter Karen’s home to leave a belated birthday card for Greg who shares the same birth date as Kevin.  Kathy had Facebooked a birthday wish on Friday but we still wanted to leave a card. Everyone was at work but we got a hug from Tyler and a few licks from Sanford for the few minutes we were there. 
It was past 12:30 so we stopped at McDonalds to have our lunch as well as to relax and to cool down. The break from all the rushing around was a treat in itself. 

We finally made it out to Leisure Trailer in Lakeshore where we knew that our screen door grill was in but were surprised when they came out with our step covers as well. They were glad to see we had the truck back even though there are still things that need to be done before it’s ready for the trip south this fall.  

We made another stop to see about getting a picture done for the new back window but when the printer showed us the material it felt like the same material that had cause our window to fail. We have a few more places to check out before we commit. 
Back on Manning Road we stopped at the Zehrs grocery store to get a few things to eat as well as some cleaning supplies that we don’t have in the trailer or our storage unit. 
The before and after effect of our steps.
It felt good to be Home by 4:00 and after bringing all our purchases in Kathy was busy doing putting things away while I went back outside and reassembled the interior of the truck cab, replacing all the trim I had removed in anticipation of removing the rear window myself. I also managed to install the step covers which make walking on the steps more comfortable and safer because your feet can’t slip on them. 
Zucchini with beef Kabob and Homemade Bread Pudding.
For supper I grilled a couple of Beef Kabobs and a couple of Zucchinis that Kathy had coated with olive oil and seasoned on the Weber while Kathy made Homemade Bread Pudding. They turned out great as usual and even though it wasn’t overly filling we were well satisfied. 
New door grill to protect the screen.
After watching the 6 o’clock News, while Kathy washed the dishes I busied myself installing the screen door grill. There’s not much room to put the screws in the door but we managed and it really stiffened the door itself. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

A fine line by Mark Twain 

Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Trying to Get It Done and More Rain.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With the new medication that Kathy is on and the hard stretching I was doing in the heat yesterday neither of us had any problem sleeping last night. We managed to be wide awake before 8:00 this morning. It wasn’t that we were in any rush to go anywhere it was that I wanted to get myself back outside before it got too hot again today. Today’s Humidex was forecasted to reach 104 F (40 C) this afternoon and I’m certain it reached that point before lunch.


Kathy was busy doing our online banking and bookkeeping this morning while I crawled back under the truck in an attempt to finish removing the now defective airbags. Since they were installed seven years ago all the bolts have become corroded to the point that taking them apart while lying under the truck on crushed stone was making it challenging. I managed to get the bracketing that fastened it to the rear differential removed but then I ran into a wall. I no longer carry larger sized combination wrenches in my tool box and the only way I could complete the job was with a hoist and some heavy duty air tools which the park would frown on since we’re not supposed to be working on our vehicles on site.
 

Kathy made a wonderful lunch that helped to re-energize me enough to clean things up and have the truck ready to drive for the morning. Looking at the sky the sun had disappeared behind a row of clouds that started to carry the sounds of distant thunder. Our neighbour’s cell phone was showing Tornado Warnings in Lower Michigan and the track of the storm was the same as last Wednesday when LaSalle and Windsor were both hit by Tornados. 
I’d barely got myself inside when the skies opened up for the second day in a row. That was the perfect time to get washed up and to get caught up on my daily reading. Even though the rainfall was far less than yesterday we watched as the temperatures on our Indoor/Outdoor Weather Monitoring Station took a fast tumble. 
Neither of us were in the mood to cook supper so we drove up to the 19th Hole Restaurant at the front of the park where we had our usual half order Perch dinner. 
We were back Home on time to watch the 6 o’clock News the weather forecast was much more to our liking with more seasonal temperatures. Tomorrow we have a busy day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes 

Employee Evaluation 

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Getting It Together, Making Progress, More Rain and Surprise Visit.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After all the years spent doing shift work throughout our careers is it any wonder that our bodies only allow us to sleep a few hours at a time and then make up for it by sleeping later than you really want. We did have our breakfast completed by 9:00 this morning giving us some time at the computers before having to get serious.  

After a quick call we were soon on our way to Sun Parlour Trailer in Amherstburg to pick up our new Oxygenic Bath Spa Shower Head. In each of our previous trailers our shower heads had an off mode that allowed for scrubbing your hair or body after lathering up. Our newest trailer seems to have taken a step back making it so you have to shut the water valves off only to have to play with them when you need to rinse off. We have also read many RV blogs that praise the water saving abilities of the Oxygenic Shower Head. Cathy was all smiles when we walked in and we had a short visit until other customers walked in. Rob was busy showing travel trailers to young couples who are just starting the RV way of life. 
Instead of heading back Home we continued on to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home. When we sold our home years ago I made a deal with Kevin about storing my tools and a few other things. A couple of those things were also the cause of my sleeplessness last night because I was busy modifying one to fit the rear of our trailer. It is a bicycle rack that I made to fit our Cougar fifth wheel trailer and it worked great. With minor work it will fit nicely on the rear bumper of our new trailer. Since we also plan on boondocking bringing our Blue-Boy along for the ride might be a very useful thing. We had a very short visit while I tied things down in the back of the truck because they were getting ready for a get-together of Melissa’s coworkers later today. 

We made a quick stop at the Amherstburg Home Hardware Building Center where I was able to find replacement Stainless Steel bolts for the Wind Deflector as the original ones were showing signs of wear but they didn’t have the other Stainless fittings I needed. Home Hardware Stores are independently owned and operated so just because one of their locations have what you want or need it doesn’t mean that the rest will. 

Once we were Home It didn’t take long for Kathy to put together a couple more of the Corned-Beef Sandwiches like we had the other day along with a fresh salad. We were both well satisfied with that little bit so while Kathy washed the dishes I donned my coveralls and headed outside. 

The first thing was to empty the back of the truck then to attempt to remove the Air-Bags. From past experience with our previous truck and trailer adding the Air-Bags on the rear of our truck was one of the first things we had installed. When not towing it is recommended lowering the air pressure to no less than five pounds but I preferred ten. Last year when Jim did the yearly Safety he noticed there was a leak in one but since we weren’t planning on going anywhere last winter we saved that repair for this year. After spraying all the bolts with WD-40 I would only manage to remove four bolts, snap off three others and spend nearly an hour using Vise-Grips to almost remove another that the head stripped off. 
The sound of approaching thunder had me closing up my tools and going inside. I would barely have my coveralls off when skies opened up for the next hour. Later checking the rain gauge would show we received an inch and a quarter (1-1/4”) of rain in that short time. 

I used the inside time to install the new Oxygenics shower head and the frame around the bathroom skylight that I made last night. Before I knew it Kathy was calling me to supper where she had made chicken noodle soup as well as grilled cheese sandwiches. We were again very satisfied with our light meal. 

We were watching the 6 0’clock News when suddenly there was a knock on our door. It was our good friend Pauline. Kathy had E-mailed her about our new trailer and because Pauline was attending a family reunion at the Wildwood Clubhouse and since others were still eating she walked over for a short visit. Before she returned to the reunion Kathy gave her the grand tour just like she had recently gotten with the other trailer and she was really impressed. 

After Pauline left I assembled the screen door bar and with Kathy’s assistance marked and drilled the door before mounting it in place. We had installed the same bar on the Avalanche and found it made closing the door so much easier. We were having a difficult time without it on our new door. 

We have a number of things to do tomorrow and places we’d like to go but our plans are written in Jell-O. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

In democracy your vote counts. 

In feudalism you count votes.

Friday, August 26, 2016

It Wasn’t As Easy As I Thought.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After helping to celebrate our son Kevin’s Birthday last evening we didn’t have any problems falling asleep at all. Just like a baby who has just been fed or adults having a big meal at some of the major holidays, food actually helps you to sleep. Even though most of it was fairly healthy except for the calories in the cake we really didn’t overdo it but we still slept until morning. I did have my morning reading completed and breakfast ready before finally waking Kathy. She started her new medication to help clear up an ear infection before going to bed and still felt groggy an hour after getting out of bed this morning. 

Once my morning chores were finished I had additional research before tackling a task this afternoon. Back in May I mentioned about researching how to replace the rear window in our Ford F350 Super-Duty Crew Cab. All the online do-it-yourself gurus show you on older model F150 standard cab pickups which involve removing trim with either screws, clips or small bolts. 

In order to remove the window in our truck the Wind-Deflector Bar had to be removed as well as interior trim and insulation along the rear wall where the wires ran but there were no visibly clips or fasteners holding the window anywhere. Using as many of the finer pry tools I had on hand they just seemed unable to slip through whatever was holding the rear window in place. The 97 F (36 C) Humidex wasn’t helping and finally coming short of smashing the window out with a hammer I needed to cool down. 

Kathy suggested calling J& B Auto Recyclers on Provincial Road where we had purchased the replacement window for some pointers of how they generally do it. After introducing myself and describing our truck the young man remembered it. After consulting with some of his coworkers in the office he said normally they recommend going to Glass Masters on Walker Road because the window is held in place with a super epoxy glue and they have the equipment that breaks it down. He remembered me saying I was going to do it myself so he didn’t tell me about them. I called Glass Masters once again explaining the situation with the window. The price for removing the old window and installing the new one is only $150.00 and I don’t have to lift a finger except putting the trim that I removed back after they are finished. We have a Monday morning appointment. 

I waited until after supper and the 6 o’clock News were over before going outside to close things up. That was how badly the heat had drained my energy level. Going through the materials that had been stored in the basement of the Avalanche I was able to create new cushion pads for the Wind-Deflector Bar on the truck as well as making the framework from a “J” channel for our Skylight Shade to block out the hot or cold weather and to keep the morning sun from waking us too early. 

Tomorrow we’ll manage to get a few more things completed so we’ll be ready when it’s time for us to head southwest this fall. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Krackers 

Words of Inspiration 

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts. 

Timothy Dwight, American Minister and Professor

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Non-Stop Errands, Damage Witnesses and A Birthday Celebration.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Even though Kathy has been having issues with her CPAP mask causing her leakage problems the last couple of nights we still managed to sleep fairly soundly. We were even having breakfast before 8:00 this morning. We did take the time to do our morning reading before we headed out. Just in answer to a question asked in the comments it was Homemade Corned-Beef Sandwiches that we made ourselves, not the Corned-Beef itself. Kathy does have a recipe to make Corned-Beef but says she hasn’t made it in years and the cost of all the ingredients makes it too expensive to produce it on a small scale. 
Even though it is easier to get around town with the car as well as the better fuel mileage after having had so many issues with the truck lately Kathy insists that we use the truck to run the majority of our errands until we leave for the Southwest this fall. By 9:30 we were on our way out of the park first stopping to mail a letter by the park entrance before hitting the road. 

These four trailers are Jayco Hummingbirds.
We arrived at Leisure Trailer in Lakeshore just before 10:00 to pick up the additional shelves we ordered for our NORCOLD twelve cubic foot refrigerator/freezer. While there we spoke to J. T. about the few issues we’ve been having with our New Home. He made note of most issues but needed a photo of the one so we set up an E-mail exchange so once I take the picture I’ll simply E-mail it back to him so he’ll get the replacement part. We also took the time to purchase a few things that were in stock but had to order a few more. As we were about to leave Kathy turned to see the Congratulation sign to a family for the purchase of their 2011 Avalanche 340TG. Our Old Home now has a new family to care for it. It was already sold last Wednesday the day after we left the dealership with our New Home. It was Robert the same salesman that sold us our trailer that sold “Ava” and the selling point was not only that it is a bunk but all the improvements we had made to it.
Our next stop was Guardian Storage to check our mail and to get Kathy’s spare CPAP masks. If you remember yesterday our area was hit with a tornado that first hit Victory Street in LaSalle. It dropped from the sky right behind where Wendy lives. She manages the storage yard and said she couldn’t move as it approached yet it seemed like it was all in slow motion. It suddenly veered without harming her or damaging her property only to destroy and damage homes for the next three blocks on the street. The next house that was left undamaged belonged to her son. The storage units were not damaged either. 
Damage roof shingles under blue tarps.
Red brick building is the Bus Company.
Driving up Rhodes Drive we didn’t see any signs of last night’s tornado until we got to Central Avenue where we saw twisted highway guardrails hanging from the electrical wires like ornaments on a Christmas Tree. On the other side of the Expressway patches of shingles were missing from one building covered with tarps while the Solar Panels mounted on the Bus Company lay in a twisted mass on the roof. 
It was past 12:00 and breakfast was long gone so we stopped at the Back Road CafĂ© for lunch. We have eaten here many times and were not disappointed today. The food is tasty, plentiful, reasonably priced and it was being served to us in less than ten minutes from the time we ordered it. 

We stopped at Windsor Gas and Diesel around 12:30 and Jim was going to have Brian work on the truck right away. Seeing that they had enough work to do plus we had plenty of stops to make and the truck was working as long as we didn’t use the remote start so we told him we’d see him after Labour Day and to enjoy his week off. 
Still looking for that perfect toilet seat we drove to Veteran Plumbing on Dougal Avenue. Imagine how we felt to see the signs that they are Going Out of Business. It has been family operated in Windsor for nearly a century but they couldn’t keep up with the big box stores. We stopped at the west-side Walmart where we picked up a few cleaning supplies and the only throw blanket they had to protect the back of our recliners. 
With over an hour before Kathy’s doctor’s appointment we stopped at Home Depot again to see if they could order the toilet seat for us. We got a run around from one associate to another. Out of frustration we left the store and just made it on time for Kathy’s appointment. Her doctor E-mailed a different prescription to our pharmacy and we were back at Home Depot in less than a half hour. This time it seemed everyone was more than willing to help but the product we are looking for is sold by their Online Sales Only. If we had only known before. 
We made a quick stop at Value Village on Walker Road where we completed our Halloween costumes. Walking next door to Canadian Tire Kathy could only find two of the plastic baskets needed to help organize the pantry cabinets. 
We were home before 4:00 so after emptying our purchases from the truck we set about having a salad for supper because we knew we’d be eating later. 
We stopped in at Sun Parlour Trailer on our way to Amherstburg. Rob was busy with a customer so his wife Cathy took our order for a new Oxygenic Shower Head. The one in our trailer has little pressure and no shut-off except at the valves. It could be there tomorrow.  
We couldn’t stay long because we had to get to Pharma-Care to pick up Kathy’s prescription. When I went in to get it Steve the Pharmacist told me it wasn’t covered by our plan. He also told me the price and showed me the same pill sold over the counter that ended up costing ten dollars cheaper. 
We then stopped at the Amherstburg Walmart to buy another throw blanket to match the one purchased earlier in the day. Across the street at Canadian Tire she was able to get a couple more of the baskets like she had purchased in Windsor. 
We finally made it to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s for our weekly visit and to celebrate his birthday. Of course Melissa had plenty of see food to munch on. (Good thing we only had salad for supper.) There was a lot to talk about but then the best part of all was the birthday cake that Kevin baked and decorated himself. He did a great job and gets an A+ from his two tutors. 
Kevin made his own cake even though he has
Severe Arthritis in his hands.
Tomorrow we have lots to get accomplished as our countdown counter shows we are starting to run out of time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

You Might Be a Redneck If 

You have to fix a toilet at least once a day.