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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Friday, July 21, 2017

Making Progress, Interested Neighbours and Wonderful Visit.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

After having two late nights in a row when I woke at 6:00 this morning I thought it wise to get a few minutes more sleep. I didn’t seem to feel that way when the next time I looked at the clock and it showed that it was nearly 8:30. I’m supposing that my jumping out of bed was probably why Kathy was following me into the kitchen only minutes later. We had both slept like a couple of rocks. We still took the time after breakfast to browse through our morning reading on the Computers before getting ourselves dressed to work outside. 
Our completed Side Tree Garden. Now to hide our Power Cord.
I mentioned how last night we returned to Home Depot to get the supplies that we were short of. By the time Kathy followed me outside I had gotten the Decorative Edging Bricks in place and was just about to add the Decorative Stone in the Side Tree Garden. Once that was added and rinsed down with the hose it had the effect we were trying to accomplish. 
What our Side Patio looked like this morning.
When we moved onto this site we lost a bit of Side Patio Space where our Picnic Table had been located at our old site. This Patio had been extended slightly before by previous tenants with the use of 24” x 30” Patio Stones so we picked up an additional six Patio Stones of that size the other day. Yesterday we discovered that only two of the old Patio Stones had the same pattern as the new ones we had just purchased. After having some discussion this morning, we decided to lift the original eight Patio Stones for uniformity and we laid out where on the grass we plan on putting the other old Stones. This also made it easy to pull the weeds that had been grown between the Patio and Patio Stones
Lifting the Old Patio Stones
It seems that whenever we are doing work outside someone has to check it out. The first was Hugh from across the street. Every time he sees us changing something he is there to compliment us on the job we do. He then told us he’d be leaving for ten days so we wouldn’t panic if we didn’t see any movement at his site. We tend to keep an eye out for one another at this Park and he didn’t want us worrying. We reminded him to shut his Water and Propane to eliminate any major problems upon his return. He hadn’t even thought of that.

When Kathy went in to start making lunch our old neighbour Ted stopped by telling me we were working too hard just because my shirt was soaking wet from the already 99 F (37 C) Humidex. We talked a bit more until Kathy called me in for lunch. 

Lunch consisted of a slice of the Leftover Pizza we grilled the other night, a Salad and some Water Melon we got at the grocery store the other day. It all tasted wonderful and replaced some of the calories we were burning off outside. Kathy wanted to do the dishes before coming back outside so I went ahead to start skimming the grass. 
Skimming the grass.
As a piece of grass was lifted we would lay it on spots that had no grass growing. Once Kathy rejoined me after I positioned the grass she would stomp it in place. Like this morning we needed plenty of breaks and lots to drink. It wasn’t until I was lifting the last piece of grass that I felt the discomfort of a burst blister in the palm of my hand from not holding the shovel handle properly. Kathy also had watering detail making certain the transferred grass had plenty of moisture. 
Tamping leveled spot for Patio Stones.
As we were making certain the area was nice and flat to start laying these 97-pound Patio Stones Joe the owner of the RV Park stopped by for a visit. He is always impressed with the way we improve upon our sites but he did remind us to drink plenty of water. 
Resetting Patio Stones against Patio.
As we began laying the Patio Stones we had to work at making the Patio and the Stones level to avoid any tripping hazards. That was when our neighbour Stan came over to return my Battery Charger from last night. He didn’t even know if his Battery or Converter were working properly. My suggestion was that he hold on to it for a few more days until he was sure it was working. We’d only managed to get three of the fourteen Stones laid out level with no rocking to them before Kathy said we were done for the day because we had a visit his evening. 
It's a start.
That warm shower felt wonderful along with the Clean Dry Clothes we were soon on our way to the McDonalds in Amherstburg for supper. We were both too tired to cook so this was perfect. Kathy had her Sweet Chili Wrap while I had Fish & Chips (Fillet of Fish Combo).

It was slightly after 6:00 when we arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home for our visit. Since we didn’t get together last week we had a lot more to catch up on. We always have some serious discussions but we also have lots of laughter which makes for great visits. It was nearly 9:00 before we were headed back Home.

Not sure what we’ll be up to tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

Rene Descartes

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Some pretty heavy lifting! I'm always amazed at how busy you are and how much you get done. I wish I had a fraction of your energy! Your site looks very pretty.