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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Getting Photos, Cleaning Up, Getting In Touch, Picked Up The Truck, Belated Birthday and Early Anniversary.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It almost felt strange waking up shortly after 7:30 this morning after the last few mornings that we seemed to have slept so late. When I started opening the Window Shades in the living area the cool breeze felt so good but there was something else that I was happy to see, No Rain. Before going to bed last night the Weather Guessers on both the Local News and On-line were painting a bleak picture of non-stop Rain for the next couple of days. 
Our Recently redone Flowerbed and Firepit Patio.
We had the chance to enjoy the sounds of nature as the birds serenaded us as we ate our breakfast with the occasional splash of Sunshine thrown in for good measure. We still used the time at our Computers to finish our morning Coffee/Tea before we moved on to other things. 
By adding the Decorative Brick and Stone
reduces damage to the post from the grass trimmers.
Kathy hadn’t heard from our dear friend Vera since we spoke to her from Arizona this past winter, so she called her up on the off chance that she would be home. They spoke for nearly two hours getting caught up on what has been happening in both households. Just before they said their good byes they made a date that we’ll get together for lunch in just over a week. 
These are Citronelle Flowers from the plant hanging
on the post in the previous picture.
I had been outside first getting the Photos of the few changes that we have already made to our new site. Unlike some who have made recent moves that were lucky enough to have someone help them with a piece of Construction-Like Equipment all our work has been done with Back-Breaking effort. 
This is the finished Firepit Tree Garden.
One of the rules in this RV Park is that if you have a Garden Shed or a Gazebo they must be fastened down on a Cement Base or Patio. When the last people sold the Cyclone Toyhauler along with the Garden Shed and Gazebo they simply ground the heads off the anchors and left them sticking above the surface of the cement. After reorganizing our belongings as I was pulling a Clay laden plastic tarp across the Patio I was quickly reminded of those Anchors. Having worked in industry for so many years with a little time and effort I successfully removed eleven of the twelve. “The One That Got Away” got reshaped into a harmless shiny spot in the concrete. 
Same Firepit Tree Garden from the neighbours side.
You can see the plastic tarp full of Clay.
We're hoping to have this all cleaned up this weekend.
Kathy came outside while I was sealing the Firewood Rack Patio with a Silicon/Sand Mixture. That will help hold the Patio Stones in place as well as stopping weeds from growing between. We then moved a few of the Lawn Ornaments so that we could better enjoy them. 
Added the Silicon/Sand Mixture to seal the Patio today.
It was then that Jim from Windsor Gas and Diesel called to say our truck was ready for pick up. He had called with the same message last evening but I had forgotten to have him do a Transmission Flush while he had it so he put it back on the hoist and got it all done this morning. Jim doesn’t go on many Vacations but being Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday on Saturday he and his wife are going to Ottawa for the big celebration. He said he was leaving by 3:00 this afternoon and giving his workers a long weekend off. 

Kathy realized it was already past 12:30 so she went inside to start making lunch while I walked down to the Trash/Recycle Area to get rid of a few things before closing everything up outside. By the time I washed up Kathy was serving Vegetable Beef Barley Soup along with Toasted Bagels with Cheese on them. It was Filling and Healthy
Windy Weather with gusts up to 40 MPH.

After changing my work clothes, we were on our way out the door by 1:30 heading for Windsor. We first stopped at Canadian Tire where I found the Twelve Foot Garden Hose I need for a special project. We then headed to the nearby Dollarama looking for a Garden Hose Splitter but they were out of stock.

We headed over to Windsor Gas and Diesel where we found Bryan and Wayne finishing off the last vehicles they were working on for this week. Jim was in the office just finishing with another customer. He had been so busy that he hadn’t gotten our bill ready yet so he told us to take the truck and come back whenever we are in town to settle the bill. Jim trusts us as much as we trust him and that is something you don’t see very often today.

When we left there, we headed straight for Home but we were in Rush Hour Traffic. The roads were packed and there were a lot of Crazies on the road but we both made it Home unscathed.

With the Humidex sitting at the Century Mark we turned the Air Conditioning on in an attempt to cool the trailer down. We even had a few minutes to get caught up on afternoon E-mails and research before we were once again heading out the door.

Our first stop was McDonalds in Amherstburg where we had supper. Kathy had our usual Sweet Chili Wrap but I wanted something different and tried one of their Angus Burgers. They were both good. You could tell that today was the last day of school here in Ontario, the place was packed with young teenagers who haven’t learned to keep private conversations private. We didn’t stay longer then it took to eat our meal.

We stopped at Canadian Tire where we had a few things we’d forgot to look for this afternoon to pick up. With still a few minutes on our hands we went to the Amherstburg Dollarama where I found the Garden Hose Splitter I needed. 
Melissa enjoying her gift.
Our next stop was our weekly visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. Besides our usual visit there was a Belated Birthday wish for Melissa whose birthday was yesterday and an advanced Happy 16th Anniversary to Kathy and I. Both the boys had their last day of school today and are happy to be home for the summer. As usual we enjoyed our visit.

The Weather Guessers are now saying it will only Rain part of the day tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

Plutarch, Greek Essayist


  1. You've been busy, looking very homey.

  2. I'm impressed! Your garden area looks amazing. Do you rent out?????

    Happy early Anniversary!!!!!