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, July 2, 2017

Re-Ordered Our New Bike, Enjoying An Ice Cream Social, Cleaning Up Clay and Trying My Quick Flush Connection.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We were both sleeping so soundly last night that it surprised me when Kathy got out of bed before me this morning just before 8:00. We had our usual breakfast and Coffee/Tea at the Computers before looking beyond the walls of our Home.

While Kathy busied herself doing her Bookkeeping and making entrees on our Spreadsheet I went outside and watered all of the new additions to our landscape. Even at 10:00 in the morning the Humidex was already starting to weigh heavy in the air. Once the plants were all watered my next idea was to get rid of the piles of Clay that were the unwanted product of our Home Improvements. Putting a tarp in the rear of the Truck-Bed I managed to get the pile from the one tarp loaded before heading inside to cool down. 
Loading Clay into truck.
Since we were planning on having an afternoon snack today, Kathy thought it was a wise idea to have an early lunch of Chicken and Rice Soup along with melted Cheese on Toast. It all tasted great and wasn’t overfilling. 

While we were away last winter we had the misfortune of having our Tandem Bicycle damaged to the point it has to be replaced. Because it was designed to fold that caused the weak-point in the frame that lead to its failure. Going Online we were able to find and order a New Non-Folding Tandem Bicycle at a reasonable price on back on 15th of June. I have mentioned before that their delivery date kept getting pushed further and further back from July to August then September now Late October. Today I made a second call about the same issue and when I explained the problem to Jean she made a suggestion. With her assistance we canceled our order then reordered another Tandem Bicycle of the same Design, a Different Colour, Costs $22.09 More but will be here on Wednesday. Now that is what you call Customer Service
The Ice Cream Social didn't start until 1:00.
This was at 12:50.
It was nearly 1:00 when we drove over to the Clubhouse because Kathy would not have survived the walk in this Humid Weather. The first thing we did was to buy Tickets to an upcoming Christmas in July dinner that will be catered by the 19th Hole Restaurant at an unbeatable price. We then bought our tickets to today’s Ice Cream Social that is used to raise monies for local charities and since the Park is full for this Hot Canada Day Long Weekend before long there was a lineup out the door. After we’d finished our tasty treat Kathy went next door into the Book Exchange Library to find some books that she hasn’t read. I went out to the car and brought in the books she planned on exchanging. 
1:00 things starting to pick up.
When the warm weather bothers your ability to breathe properly you become dependent of being inside in an Air-Conditioned Atmosphere which after a while starts giving you a bad case of Cabin-Fever. Kathy just wanted a little ride around the Park so we started down Wildwood Drive. When we saw our old neighbour Larry we stopped to talk for a few minutes. Since it was his and Nichol’s old site we moved to he said he was Impressed with the changes we had made. He also cautioned us about some Hearsay that he had heard about one of our other neighbours. After a quick stop at the Park Office to find out where I’ll be dumping the Clay we headed back Home.

Kathy felt like she was melting outside so while she was inside and starting to read another book I went over to check how our old neighbour Ted was doing he recently lost his wife Eileen. We visited for nearly a half hour and he seems to be in good spirits. With the promise that he’ll walk the extra few feet for a visit with us I headed back Home.

After briefly talking with Kathy I went back outside to remove the second pile of Clay we had piled behind the trailer. Since it was piled at the rear road side of the trailer I first had to shovel it over to a waiting tarp then load it in the truck with the rest of the Clay. That really is starting to look much better. 
Getting the rest of the Clay loaded.
It was after 5:00 by the time I went inside and Kathy was already making supper. She thought open-faced Man-Wiches would hit the spot and they did. 
Open Faced Man-Wiches
It wasn’t until after we were watching the 6 o’clock News that I remembered I hadn’t dumped our waste tanks yet. Even though I still Back-Flush the Black Tank using the Waste Grey Water this also gave me the chance to try the Quick Flush Connection that I installed the other day. As soon as I energized it I had to turn it off to add another Washer on the hose as well as an Angled Fitting because the straight connection was bending the hose and restricting the water flow. The second time I activated the Quick Flush Connection everything worked great meaning that it is a Work-Saver
The "Y" connection ahead of the Water Filters
feeds the Black Tank Flush by simply turning the valve.

Even though we are not making great strides at getting things all done we are getting things completed as Time and the Weather permits us to do so. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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1 comment:

  1. A tandem bicycle ... now THAT sounds like fun!! Glad you were able to replace the broken one.