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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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Still Hot, Making Progress, Giving Support, Indoor Soccer and Happy Fathers Day.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

By the time we posted our Blog last night it was already morning by the time we shut the lights. Then we were both up long before 8:00 for no apparent reason. With the bright sunshine filtering through the trees we watched out the dining table window as a near steady stream of Golf Carts headed to the front of the Park with hopes of finishing their games before the Humidex got too high.

After finishing breakfast, I barely took the time to check the local forecast on The Weather Network before heading outside. Seeing that there was a good chance of Severe Thunderstorms later this afternoon and a Humidex of 100 F (38 C) I wanted to get the hard things done early.

The first outside chore was to water all our neighbour Ted’s plants and flowers as well as our own. As easy as that was I drank nearly half my bottle of water. I wanted to make progress on Something/Anything that was on our To-Do List even if it was something minor so I chose to work on our Waste Barrel. Because of the way the top of the barrel was molded I needed to remove one of the threaded openings. With that removed it was then discovered that the fitting that I though would do the job would in fact not work because it needed a flatter area to be mounted. 

Going inside to cool off at 10:00 in the morning I found Kathy had been busy cleaning and rearranging the drawers in our Bedroom Dresser where she found my Name Tag we’ve been missing since we moved into our new Home. The suggestion of going for a ride to the McGregor Home Hardware just to get out had her ready to go in an instance. Because of all her allergies she is nearly a prisoner to Air Conditioned buildings at this time of year.

Arriving at the hardware store Kathy had the chance to just browse everything they had on their shelves while I was being more focused. Combining the ABS plastic fittings that are designed specifically for RV Drains and fittings designed for a house is not always the easiest thing to do but after almost looking at every fitting they had in stock I found just the right one for the job.

As short as our absence from Home had been it felt good to be back. After our friends Larry and Nichol had moved from their site behind us a Cyclone Toy Hauler was parked there with a “For Sale” sign on it. We returned just as the new owner of the trailer was loading their Garden Shed in the garage. Then they disassembled the Metal Gazebo and added that as well as the Patio Furniture inside the Shed for transporting. By noon the entire site was empty. We as well as another person have our names in for that site. We’ll know soon if we will be moving. 

Kathy made some wonderful Chicken Vegetable Wraps for lunch to go with the left-over Cole Slaw and Potato Salad we got the other day.

I went back outside to slowly continue working on the Waste Barrel. Just as I was about to start Ted drove up next door. We sat at the picnic table and talked for a while as he related more details of how the stroke had taken Eileen’s life. After being married for so long it will take a long while for him to totally recover.

I had to us the Jig Saw to open the hole up to a four and a half inch opening in the top of the barrel. Again because of the way the top of the barrel was molded additional filing was needed to make the fitting work perfectly. I was also able to get it closer to the outside edge of the barrel for better drainage. 
A Full-Sized Soccer Field.
After gluing the fitting into the Waste Barrel I needed to go inside cool down in our Air Conditioned Home. It was after 3:30 and I found Kathy recovering from a sugar imbalance. She felt it coming on when she was on our small ladder rearranging our Cupboards. 
Matthew in Gold Coloured Jersey.
We were on our way out the door by 4:00 heading for the west-end of Windsor. Kathy didn’t want me grilling supper in this heat and after her dizzy spell she thought it more practical to just eat out. Twenty minutes later we were ordering our meal at Wendy’s on Huron Church Road. This allowed us to have a balanced meal at a reasonable price. 
Traditional Congratulations at the end of the game.
By 4:30 we headed up Prince Road to the Indoor Sports Complex we went to last Sunday. We were here to watch our grandson Matthew play soccer. This was a specially scheduled Soccer Game amongst the team and their Fathers in celebration of Fathers Day. It was our first time in this building and we were amazed that this was a full-sized playing field. The best part was that it was Air Conditioned but that didn’t stop the Players and Fathers from working up a sweat. The younger players managed to edge out their out-of-shape Fathers in the end but just barely. 
Fathers and Sons who played soccer.
As we were about to leave Melissa asked me to look at her van because something didn’t sound right. When we got to the parking lot she surprised me with a Fathers Day Card from their family. Thanks Kids. I do appreciate it.

Kathy and I would like to wish all our Male readers a “Happy Fathers Day”.

Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. And a Happy Father's Day to you Rick.
    Take care of yourself working in the heat.