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 24, 2017

Things Are Looking Cleaner and A Birthday Celebration.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It was like someone set the alarm when we both jumped out of bed at 7:30 this morning. Neither of us could recall having to be anywhere that called for such an early start. We finished eating breakfast by 8:00 and had our Coffee/Tea while getting into our morning reading on the Computers. Even after finishing our indoor chores we were headed back outside by 10:00.

We wanted to get our patio cleaned of all the clutter that we had created when we brought everything over from our old site this past week as well as decluttering the Flowerbed that is in our front yard.

Kathy started by trimming back the plants in the flowerbed first but recognized that a Fern had nearly taken over the entire area. Just like if a Rain Forest the roots of the Fern had spread in every direction under the Landscape Cloth and had come through the openings where other plants were. It would then start crowding out the other plants in their opening to the point they were nearly dying off. The solution to that was to chop it out. Kathy managed to clear most of it away but due to the Arthritis in her hands had to call me over to wrestle the last remaining clumps of the Fern Roots out of the Flowerbed.

I had been busy behind our Garden Shed. All the excess stone that had been removed from the old Firepit was just sitting in a pile on our patio. Bit by bit it was spread behind the Garden Shed then leveled as best as could be before I began Tamping the stone into a solid base. 

Since it was nearing lunch time I grilled a couple of Angus Beef Burgers while Kathy put the condiments on the buns. They tasted great and would give us the energy we needed to continue working outside. Kathy did the dishes before heading back to working on the Flowerbed.

She had just finished doing what she could for today when our new neighbour Hugh complimented her on how much neater it looked. She did tell him there were a few plants that would be added but not until I was available with the shovel. She also told Hugh about our travels to the Southwest and even though he doesn’t normally go south for the winter Kathy had him saying that he’d like to try that.

Seeing our old neighbour Ted had arrived I went to talk with him for a few minutes. He said Eileen loved to spend the summers at the trailer so he brought her remains with him so they will be here together again for this summer. He was amazed at the changes that we have made to our new site.

I had been busy installing the new patio stones behind the Garden Shed making certain they were level and solid. I had planned on mixing in some older patio stones but their thickness was not the same and I’d need more gravel to put under as a base. We’ll add to that tomorrow. 
Fat Toad among the Firewood temporarily tossed on our patio.
By the time I had our Firewood Rack in place Kathy was there to help haul the wood from our Patio over to the Rack. During that process Kathy found we had a Toad lounging around on our patio. Rather then disturbing it we just kept collecting the Firewood from all around its location until it would be sitting in a clear spot. That Toad was no fool because as we moved away the Firewood the bugs would be crawling away and what do toads eat. His tongue would shoot out about two inches each time there was a bug nearby. No wonder it was Fat! Once the patio was nicely cleaned the Toad simply hoped off into the tall grass on our neighbour’s site. 

Around 4:00 we headed inside where we both needed a shower to get cleaned up after acting like a couple of kids playing in the sandbox. By 5:00 we were on our way out the door heading to Amherstburg. Our first stop was Subway where we used a Gift-Card to have supper. We share a Foot-Long Sub which keeps the cost and carbs down. This time I instructed the young woman to cut it before adding any condiments to it so that Kathy wouldn’t have any Hot Surprises like she did the last time. It was very satisfying and we still have some money on the Gift-Card
Happy Birthday Matthew
We arrived just before 6:00 at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home to help celebrate our grandson Matthew’s 15th Birthday. Melissa’s parents and Sister-in-law along with Matthew’s cousins Nathan and Abbey and his brother Cameron were also there for the celebration. While the adults visited inside the garage the kids were having fun outside. As always there were a lot of stories and laughs that were shared. Matthew was very happy with all his gifts but especially the Cake that Kevin made to celebrate the occasion along with all the snacks (Small Feast) that Melissa had set out. 
Matthew's first Drone.
We’ve got too much to do tomorrow but will somehow balance it out. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Joke of the Day

A jumper cable walks into a bar,

The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

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