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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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dealing With Verizon, Getting Our Safety, Giving Life and Old Memories.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With all the running around we did yesterday by the time we got to bed last night it didn’t take long for us to fall asleep. We also had the windows open so as we slept we were breathing all that fresh air. Combine those two things together with yet another fact that we didn’t have anything pressing to do this morning and that gave us both the cocktail we needed to sleep until nearly 8:30 this morning.

After finishing breakfast and our morning reading we started getting other things finished. Kathy needed to do some Bookkeeping that she had forgotten to do. I on the other hand had to deal with Verizon. Years ago we were able to Suspend our accounts for up to 180 days per year but that meant they were losing money for six months so they changed the rules. Now we are only allowed that type of suspension for one month but by lowering the size of the Data Plan it is a bit more reasonable. The problem is whenever I try to make the payment On-Line which Verizon highly encourages they lock up my account then forcing me to call them directly. Today was my lucky day because with the help of Latoya the entire process took less then ten minutes.

We also completed a couple of On-Line surveys one of which was for the Canadian Blood Services. By doing this survey in the comfort of our Home and then printing out the Confirmation Code would later save me more then a half hour.

It was barely noon and the outside Humidex was already at 99 F (37 C) with no breeze whatsoever so it was time to turn our A.C. on. It was just too warm for Kathy to function which caused her to sweat uncontrollably. 

For lunch Kathy made open faced Pork Sandwiches from the leftover Pork Roast she cooked in the Slow Cooker last week. Kathy also cleaned the last of our fresh Strawberries as I finished putting together the Yogurt and Cool Whip to make our dessert. 
Looks like a storm is brewing.
We took the time to do the dishes before heading out around 1:30. Our first stop was Windsor Gas and Diesel. When we had the Truck serviced two weeks ago Jim also did our yearly Safety Check but the Ministry Of Transportation didn’t send him the number of Stickers that he requested. They finally came in yesterday so that didn’t take long to get that taken care of.

Our next stop was the Canadian Blood Services building just up the street. The Blood Donor Clinic didn’t open until 3:00 but we were able to sit in the Air-Conditioned Lobby. We were reading when other people started wandering in for the same reason. When we looked up there was Gord who I had once worked with and who still lives in the same apartment building that we had. He lost his wife this past winter so he was there to roll up his sleeve as a way of returning the blood that she had needed. 

Today was my 107th Donation and I’m hoping to give many more. One of the nurses there Julie started making small talk about our travels but was almost mesmerized when I was telling her about being “Off the Grid” in the dessert. She hopes to do that kind of thing when she retires.

We drove through our old neighbourhood on our way to the Devonshire Mall. It’s been some time since we drove by the house that used to own us. Lots of memories came flooding back but not enough for us to want to give up our Lifestyle.

We walked around the Air-Conditioned Devonshire Mall briefly giving us some much needed exercise. We  found our way to the Food Court where we had our choice of things to have for supper. Unlike last weeks Chinese Food that lasted for two meals, today’s would only serve the one.

Since we didn’t make it Home in time for the evening news we had to wait for the 11 o’clock News tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.

George Edward Moore, English Philosopher


  1. Congratulations! 107 donations is very impressive, you should be very proud of what you give to your community 😊

  2. Open faced pork sandwiches are a great idea for leftover pork. I find it dries out so quickly. Congrats on the donations, nice job!

  3. Rick I have to wander if the people who envy your lifestyle and want to live it someday could really do it.

  4. 107 donations? You are a blood machine!!! Good for you!! I imagine you have saved many lives with that gift.