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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, May 24, 2017

Continued Weather Woe’s & More Research and Cheaper Prices In Canada

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With the continuation of the Weather Rollercoaster that has been happening globally for the last year it has become very difficult to really plan ahead anything that one might want to do. We definitely will start referring to any future forecasts as coming from Weather Guessers. Looking beyond a three-day outlook has become a waste of time and even then when you are expecting a totally clear day you could end up taking a shower that wasn’t in the forecast. 

When we got up this morning all we could see was a cloud filled sky making the outside look very dismal. The forecast was calling for rain to start by noon so if there was anything that we needed to do outside we had to get it done before lunch. We had our breakfast, did our morning reading and were looking outside as the rain started coming down before 10:30. At least they said it would rain.

Kathy continues to further her research on things we’ll see when we return to the Southwest this fall. She sorts out what will be worthwhile for us and has found in the past that we sometimes get more for our money with some of the smaller outfits. She has also found that she needs to take breaks from this research because it just becomes too overwhelming. When she called it a day she was still in Moab, Utah
Homemade Ham and Split Pea Soup along with
Blackberries on Yogurt.
I added more things to the “To Do List” that have to be done to our Home before we leave this fall and some that will be done while we are away. While we sat eating the Homemade Ham and Split Pea Soup for lunch that Kathy had made and froze back in February she asked for me to get prices on some of the purchases that we’ll need to make.

Going Online looking for prices for the same size AGM Batteries that we presently have I was able to get prices on a number of U.S. websites but not off any Canadian. The only alternative was to start calling Local Battery Suppliers. In the past we could not get AGM Batteries here in Ontario at a reasonable price. It was cheaper to buy them in the U.S. when our dollar was closer to parity and since we have to pay 13% Harmonized Sales Tax on purchases and services. With these Batteries now available in Windsor and the fact that we would now pay 30% Exchange on U.S. Funds by buying them locally we will now save $125.00 per battery.

The rain continued on and off the rest of the day. By the time we would notice the rain had stopped a few times and were about to go outside the rain would return. We never did see the sun but did see lots of puddles. The forecast on The Weather Network for our area for this summer is for near normal temperatures but above normal precipitation. 
Pancakes with Cool Whip topped with Blackberries.
Kathy made Pancakes that we topped with Blackberries and Cool Whip for supper. We’ll see what we will do tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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1 comment:

  1. Such annoying weather everywhere. I missed 3 graduations today because of 103 degree temperature. Hope your weather gets better and outs cools down. Your lunch and dinner look really good