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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Sunday, June 18, 2017

We’re Moving, Stormy Afternoon and Family Father’s Day Celebration.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It almost feels like the later in the evening I get to bed the better I sleep and I also tend to wake up sooner in the mornings. By doing so worked out well this morning when the stove refused to boil the water for our Coffee/Tea. It was minutes after 8:00 and I had to go outside to turn the second Propane Tank on so we could indulge in our addictions. As typical we would end up drinking them while doing our morning reading on the Computers
Windy day.
What was unusual this morning was the phone ringing at exactly 9:00. When I answered it was Val from the Wildwood Park Office. She knew that we had put our names in for a different site but she was apologizing that there were no empty sites. That’s when I mentioned I was looking out our window at a very empty site that we wanted. I then told her the Cyclone Toy Hauler had been sold and was no longer there. When a RV is permanently leaving the Park as a resident you are supposed to notify the office and nobody had. She said she would get back to us.

I went back outside and changed out the empty Propane Tank while doing the weekly chore of emptying our waste tanks. Then I went about watering Ted’s as well as our plants and flowers. I was just about to go inside when Pat came over and introduced herself. She was the other person who had put her name in for that site but that was over a year ago. Since that time she found another site nearby and has developed it to her liking. Larry and Nichol had told her we were also interested so she came over to say if it’s available we can have it. 

Thinking Kathy would like to hear that I was barely inside the door when the phone rang again. Val had located the former owner of the Toyhauler as well as Pat and confirmed that the site was available if we wanted it. As soon as we said yes she explained the Park Crew would be out in the morning to clean it up and relevel the driveway.

Kathy thought having a Pancake with the Strawberries and Blackberries she had just cleaned would make a great Fathers Day Lunch. They were delicious and filling. 
Our granddaughter Ashley.
With the news that we will soon be moving we went over to do a little cleaning on our own which also helped wear down lunch. There had been pieces of wood left in the driveway where the trailers had been parked and thinking our trailer would sit back further I tried to pick them up. They were attached to another board underneath. Using my shovel, I removed the first boards then the second then the Four-By-Fours that were buried in the crushed stone. These things were already starting to rot so getting them out of there was a good thing otherwise our RV might have settled in the night. 
Son-in-law Greg the Grillmaster.
With the forecasted threat of thunderstorms as soon as we hear the sound of distant thunder we started packing up our tools and gloves. We had just gotten inside the trailer when the sound of rain pounding on our roof became deafening. We thought we’d make use of our time and got caught up on the reading we missed this morning. Checking The Weather Network they showed the local Humidex was only at 97 F (36 C) at that time. In that short a time it took to check the forecast the rain stopped but there were plenty of threatening clouds outside.

We had plans to go out this afternoon so we needed to clean up and cool down. I mentioned how I made a spreadsheet listing everything we want to accomplish before we leave for the Southwest this fall. Now that we are moving sites that adds to the number of things that have to be done but once they are done we won’t have to do them again. The number increased by 40%. Even though we are only moving to a different site we have a lot more to get done in even less time 
Poor Sanford. Everyone's leaving and he wants to play.
Shortly after 4:00 we were headed towards our daughter Karen’s home in Tecumseh. She had invited us for a simple Barbecue to celebrate Fathers Day. When we got there everyone was sitting outside under the Gazebo. Our granddaughter Ashley will be taking a job this fall teaching English in schools in Spain. Wow! Grandson Tyler who worked from 7:00 this morning until 1:00 this afternoon at McDonalds was busy inside working on one of his last Homework Assignments for the school year. Granddaughter Kylla and her friend Cody were just enjoying a day off of work. Our son-in-law Greg was busy on his Charcoal Grill cooking the Burgers while Karen was cooking Corn on the Cob in the house. Everything tasted wonderful. As everyone was starting to leave shortly after 7:00 poor Sanford started looking dejected because there was no longer anyone to play with him. 

Hope all the Dads out there had a chance to enjoy their day with their families. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Sounds like you had a nice Father's Day. Looking forward to pictures of your new site.

  2. That must be exciting for Ashley, going to teach in Spain.
    Glad you enjoyed Father's Day and congrats on the new site.

  3. Hope your new move works out well! Great for Ashley too!

  4. Very nice to get the site you wanted. It's like traveling to a new location without the long drive!!!

  5. Glad you got the new site you had your eye on! Happy Father's Day -- it looks like you had a nice day!