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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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We Switched, Ran Errands and Teaching New RVers.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy and I switched last night. A couple of nights ago I was the one who woke up then couldn’t stop thinking which meant I couldn’t fall asleep for a few hours. Last night Kathy had the same problem only difference was that she never fell asleep until after 3:30 in the morning and was awake by 8:30. After having Breakfast and briefly sitting at the Computers as soon as our inside chores were completed we were on our way to Windsor shortly after 10:00.

We had 11:00 appointments for our Haircuts at Fantastic Sam’s. When we arrived, Jenna had a last-minute Hair Repair she was doing trying to salvage what someone did to their own hair at home. With only a fifteen-minute delay we were still done soon after 11:30. She also gave Kathy ways of better describing how she wants her hair cut to the Stylists when we travel south for the winter. 

We decided to get lunch right next door at a little Mom and Pop Restaurant rather then driving to one of the Fast Food places. Kathy had a Chicken Wrap while I had the Chicken Kabobs with Fries that we shared. We sat talking about what else we needed to do today while our order was made fresh. Everything tasted wonderful including the Homemade Fries with just a lite seasoning for added flavour. We’ll definitely be going back there for another tasty meal.

We drove over to Guardian Storage where we collected our Mail. Carol was in the office advising me to stay cool because of the High Humidex.

Our next stop was Home Depot to pick up additional supplies we’ll need to finish making this new site into our Home. I dropped Kathy at the front door with the instruction to stay inside the Air-Conditioned Store at least until I got there. After parking the truck, I changed from wearing Sandals to putting on my Safety Shoes. Once I found a low cart and headed in she finally joined me outside in the Garden Center. We want to slightly expand the Patio with Stones of the same size that have already been used. This meant getting Six 24”x30” Patio Stones that weighed 97 Pounds apiece. I had brought my back-support belt with me because there was nobody around to help us. Kathy held the cart still while I loaded it. We then found the Ten Decorative Edging Bricks we need before going to get the Decorative Marble Stone we also need to complete our Tree Garden at the back of the Patio. Now we had a problem. We needed Six bags of the Marble Stone and they only had Two. One of the Associates went on the computer and verified that I had the last two bags at their store but there were over Three Hundred bags showing at the east-end location. 
The last 97.3 lb. Stone being loaded in our truck.
After pushing the Seven Hundred Pound Handcart out to the truck it took little time to get loaded but were we ever soaking wet. We still had water to drink but we were sweating so badly it looked like we had just poured the bottles on ourselves rather then having drank it. The heat was getting to Kathy so she stayed in the Air-Conditioned Truck while I went in the east-end Home Depot for the Four bags on Decorative Marble Stone.

We stopped at the Zehrs grocery store to pick up much needed groceries but we also enjoyed the Air-Conditioned store that help us cool down a bit more.

Since we were out of water to drink by that time we stopped at McDonalds where we each had an Ice Cream Cone to help cool down. Still being warm after eating them we ordered Smoothies to go. 
Threatening Sky just before 4:00.
With nearly 900 pounds of weight sitting behind the axle the ride Home was very smooth and the Smoothies finally helped us to cool down. 
Humidex 109 F
Once all the groceries were put away I grilled a Hawaiian Pizza on our Weber. As it was cooking I checked The Weather Network to see how warm it actually was outside. The temperature was 90 F (32 C) but with the humidity the Humidex was 109 F (43 C). The pizza turned out perfect and tasted great. While we were inside eating the rain started coming down for a short while. 

We have neighbours behind us that were leaving their Hot Water Heater running all the time so the other day I explained to Angela that wasn’t necessary and they were just wasting their Propane so she turned it off. 
This evening after the 6 o’clock News was over Stan came over saying they couldn’t get any Hot Water and would I take a look at it. I checked their switches in the Control Center, then the Water Heater outside and could find nothing wrong. Then I looked down and could see a steady stream of water running out the bottom of their trailer. Looking inside their basement there was a puddle of standing water on the floor. I couldn’t see a valve behind the Water Heater and if the Leak is after the Heater itself the continual water flowing through is not allowing it to warm any water. Their trailer is a 2017 they’ll be calling their RV Dealer in the morning. 
Here is the 1/2" Stainless Steel Bolt I snapped yesterday
with Hand Wrenches.
As I was explaining the problem they were having to them they informed me that this trailer is their first ever RV. They went to Florida and stayed in one park with it last winter which would make them Freshman RVers. I was explaining the functions of their trailer to them and they would say that sounded like what the Salesman told them at their Orientation. Before I knew it was after 10:00. Once they get their repairs finished they want to ask more questions.

Kathy was wondering where I had disappeared to when I got back 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. You should not be lifting those heavy pavers in this heat or even in cooler temps! You are not going to be much help to Kathy if you are dead! OK I'm off the pedestal. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

  2. Those bags of stone sure get heavier the older you get. Be careful loading them.

  3. That's a lot of heavy lifting! Hope your back is ok.

  4. There are days to lift heavy things and days to put it off. I'm with Flowergirl on this one. Even Bill, who is a workaholic, knows when it is too hot to slug heavy stuff. Be careful!

  5. I don't mind the heat .... it's the humidity I can't deal with. Air conditioned shopping sounds like the answer!! You cook pizza on your grill?? I'm trying that one!!

  6. Why would someone use propane for the water heater when hooked up to shore power?

  7. You definitely need to rethink lifting those pavers. Backs are very precious as we get older and even with a brace, you should NOT be doing it. Lecture over. So glad we are not dealing with that kind of humidity out here. You can't even breath when it's that bad.

  8. There is no way I would be fooling with those pavers:))