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, May 29, 2017

Scratching More Off, Adding More On, Yo-Yo Weather and Homemade Soup.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Sleeping in this morning we both managed to feel well rested. Looking outside to the bright sunshine added a sense of purpose to things that needed to be done. As soon as the normal morning routine was over we had to shake things up. There were phone calls that had to be made first thing in order to be able to move on to other things that affect our lives. We would be sitting down to an early lunch before I would even step foot outside for the first time.

Kathy was an Accountant/Bookkeeper/Office Manager throughout her career. Even though she is retired she manages our finances the same way accounting for every transaction on our Credit Card and Bank Account. We are also fortunate that she is that diligent because she has found things that were being charged against us that was someone else’s attempt on getting to Easy Street at our expense. She spent a good part of the afternoon checking that everything was all legit. We know lots of people that don’t keep their receipts nor keep track of their accounts like that. They would be the perfect target of that kind of Fraud because they can’t prove what they did authorize.

I finally got around to installing our new License Sticker on the truck which is not as easy as some would think. Having installed a License Plate Shield I can change a flat tire quicker then that simple act. I also noticed a lamp on the rear of the Cab that wasn’t working but when I went to change it was surprised to see the style of lamps has changed. That will have to wait until we can get to an auto parts supply before finishing that task. 
The wind was really blowing at this point.
The one thing that I didn’t mention earlier was the high wind gusts that we have been getting lately. Since Saturday we’ve been having Wind Gusts exceeding 30 MPH and on again off again rain. When recent history started repeating itself early this afternoon with the sound of distant thunder heading our way I refocused myself on the inside of our Home. Modifying cabinets to add shelves making them fit tightly requires precise measurements and that takes time. 
On and Off Rain.
After creating a list of materials needed for the job as I looked at the rain coming down outside it was easier to get some work done on the Computer then to just sit around. Finally getting around to the To-Do List I found that even though there were things being marked as accomplished there were also more things being added causing the list to grow. Having added a Percentage Counter on the Spreadsheet it was almost discouraging to see the Percentage of Completion dropping instead of going up. 
Homemade Tomato/Cheese and Bacon soup with a side of toast.
We worked together making supper from Tomatoes that were starting to go bad in the fridge. Blanching the Tomatoes Kathy added Bacon I chopped into the frying pan and started rendering it all down. I continued slicing cheese to go in the mix and toasting some bread. Our Homemade Tomato and Cheese Soup was not only tasty but filling. 
On and Off Sunshine
We’ll keep trying to get things accomplished so that the next time we head south we won’t spend so much time working and spend more time exploring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realize our perfection; through Art, and through Art only, that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.

Oscar Wilde, Irish Poet and Playwright


  1. soup looks and sounds yummy, care to share the recipe?

  2. I always seem to add more items to the To Do List than I can scratch off! Mine ALWAYS gets bigger!!

  3. Good thing to watch credit card statements carefully, sad there are so many crooks out there trying to take advantage of you! :c(

  4. tomato cheese soup sounds delicious.