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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Thursday, July 20, 2017

More Landscape Changes and Another Emergency Solved.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Even though we spent little time outside yesterday most of it was spent picking up Materials and Groceries. But with the High Humidex that we experienced there was no problem for either of us to fall asleep the minute our heads hit the pillow.  I was up by 7:30 getting things ready for breakfast before sitting down to start my morning reading. As soon as I heard Kathy moving about my attention was shifted to making breakfast. 
Hot Ear of Corn from the Micro Wave.
Wear a Heat Resistant Glove because Steam can burn you Easily.
Last night Kathy took the time to cook up some Rhubarb that she had gotten at the grocery store. After making toast this morning I served us each a small bowl of the Rhubarb that we each enjoyed spread on our toast. Since the both of us grew up eating Rhubarb in this fashion it was a tasty treat that brought back fond memories.
Remove end that once connected to the Stalk
We were in the process of drinking our morning Coffee/Tea at the Computers when the phone rang. Mary from Healthy Heals was calling to say that she was too sick to tend to Kathy’s feet today so she rescheduled for next week. 
Squeeze from the other end and it comes out Silk Free.
That made a difference on what I could work on today but instead of my working outside then coming in for lunch we worked together to make an early lunch. We still had three Ears of Corn that Ted had given us so we didn’t want it going to waste. Setting the Microwave for Four Minutes per Ear we got busy slicing a precooked Ham that Kathy found at the grocery store Deli Counter yesterday. With two slices of Ham each Kathy added an Orange/Cranberry Relish to compliment the Ham. When the corn was cooked I cut the stalk end off the ear and squeezed the Ear out totally Silk-Free. Cooking the corn this way it is much Firmer, has better Taste and the entire Kernel comes off the Cob when you bite into it and you are not heating up the inside of your RV

The first thing I did outside was to start laying out the Decorative Brick Edging around the Side Trees we planted when we first moved to this site. By the time Kathy joined me I was ready to start laying the Landscape Cloth but there was a problem. Kathy had planned that we use some old bricks left behind by the former tenants of the site. The problem was there were only a few bricks and they looked old. 
Finally have enough Decorative Stone in our Tree Garden.
We finished what we could getting the Landscape Cloth tightly installed around the trees. We then started adding the Decorative Stone to finish filling the rear patio Tree Garden as well as adding stone to hold the Landscape Cloth down around the Side Trees
Side Tree Garden is only partly finished
We both needed Gatorade to stay hydrated today even though the Humidex only hit 102 F (39 C). Using more old Patio Stones we widened the Cement Pad that our Garden Shed is fastened to. This gave us a place to store our Fresh Water Barrel and our new Waste Barrel but with a proper cover it all looks very neat. 
Our Fresh Water and Waste Barrels are out of sight.
By that time the sky had turned nearly black and Kathy made the executive order that I was finished for the day. After cooling off inside we looked outside to see a clear blue sky. We prepped a couple of Zucchini with Vegetable Oil, Salt and Pepper then set them cooking on the Weber. While I did that Kathy pulled out a package of Precooked Spare Ribs and wrapped them in foil. She also Micro Waved a Sweet Potato that we shared. I flipped the Zucchini a few times but everything was cooked in twenty minutes on medium heat. Supper tasted great.
Sweet Potato, Spare Ribs and Zucchini.
As soon as the 6 o’clock News was over we drove back to Home Depot and got the additional Decorative Edging Brick along with another bag of Decorative Stone. Before heading back Home we stopped at McDonalds for another Fruit Smoothie to help cool us down.

I started writing this Blog shortly after we got Home but at 10:10 our neighbour Stan came knocking on the door. Their dealer had sent a tech out this morning and he found a broken Plastic Fitting at the top of their Water Heater. He replaced it with a Brass Fitting but left the Basement wall off to let the basement dry out but that was not the problem tonight. Stan said they had very dim lights and asked me to check it out. 

When I walked in their trailer they had all their lights turned on but they were really dim. Their refrigerator even though it was running on 120 volts kept showing LO 12V. Checking the Breakers the Converter was turned on and there were no blown 12volt Fuses. We didn’t have a meter but I knew that by charging the only Battery they have would help. I had to locate my Battery Charger and set it to charge their battery. Inside their trailer I had to tell them again they had too many Incandescent Bulbs lit and they were killing their Battery. They didn’t realize they had a House Lamp in their Ceiling Fan. Tomorrow they’ll be calling their Dealer back to check this out but by the time I headed Home their Battery was starting to charge. 

Hopefully tomorrow I can complete our site modifications and get back to doing changes to our Home. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. I tell you ... handy men are worth their weight in gold!!!

  2. That's been the method of choice for cooking a couple ears of corn for us for some time now. If I had to feed a whole crowd, I'm sure I'd go back to the old method of boiling after husking, but then there's all the tassels to contend with.