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 18, 2017

Slow Chores On A Humid Day and A Surprise Visit.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

I’m hoping that the Commenters who asked the questions that I reviewed in last night’s Blog understood what I was trying to say. There are other questions that will be answered at another time.

We must have worn ourselves out yesterday just by exposing ourselves to the moderately warm outside temperatures. Once our heads hit the pillows last night the only thing we remembered was when we got up this morning. I was up before 7:00 and had everything ready to make breakfast as well as my morning reading finished before Kathy finally woke up. As we were eating our breakfast she commented that even though she had slept soundly if she would have laid back down she would have fallen back to sleep.

After completing my inside chores, I headed out to try tiding things up on our patio. I mentioned a few days ago that the Clay from the holes where we planted the trees on our site was still on a tarp awaiting disposal. In the spring there is a spot designated for Clay Disposal here at the Park but not at this time of year. We have to wait until there is a spot on the Golf Course that is being modified before we can get rid of the Clay. It has to be chopped into pieces no bigger then an inch and has to be free of stones, roots and branches. 
Even our Hostas are Blooming.
By opening the tarp slightly larger I was able to spread that Clay and chop it using the shovel. When it wouldn’t breakdown any further I just let the Sun dry it for a while. After doing another outdoor chore I could then chop it fine enough to put in containers to carry it. Through the course of the day I had to repeat the process for the three containers that had already been filled. The weight difference between the damp Clay containers and the dried Clay containers was easily ten pounds.
Our Blooming Citronelle Plant.
There wasn’t just the Clay that was loosing liquid, by the time I reset the Brick Edging on our front Flowerbed that someone had driven over my shirt was entirely soaked. When I finally went in for lunch I had to lay my Gloves and Hat on the tailgate to let the sun dry them just like the Clay
Half a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Bacon Grilled Home Fries
and a Tomato.

Kathy had made a Grilled Cheese Sandwich that we shared along with Bacon Grilled Cheesy Home Fries and a Tomato. It was more then enough to eat but just being in the Air-Conditioned Trailer was even more refreshing to me.

Back outside I was able to refill the second bucket with finely chopped Clay before starting the process with the final pail. While it dried I worked at removing the Bicycle Carrier that I made last fall from the rear of the trailer. When our Home goes in for the warranty work it has to be off. In the process of installing the bolts last fall one decided to jam at 7:30 the night before we were to head south I simply left it in place. This afternoon I found the proper Hand tools to do the job and the ½” Stainless Steel Bolt finally just Snapped
Kathy came out to visit but the high Humidex sent her back inside.
Kathy came out to keep me company but the 97 F (36 C) Humidex was just too much for her and she was soon heading back inside. I finished removing the Bumper Brackets before putting those tools away.

I was in the process of cleaning up the last of the dry Clay from the tarp when our granddaughter Emma came walking up the street with her cousin she was visiting with at her Aunt’s RV at the other end on Fourth Street. I showed them the trees we’ve added and explained that is where the Clay came from. Emma remembered the bird problem we had at our old site. Kathy came out and invited the girls inside for a visit. That gave me a chance to finish cleaning and closing that up for the day. I joined everyone inside for the few minutes more that they stayed.

While Kathy was busy making a small batch of Spaghetti inside I grilled a couple of Angus Burgers on the Weber Q outside. Even though I wasn’t physically working while the burgers cooked on the grill I still went through a full bottle of water. We listen to the 6 o’clock News while we ate our supper.

Just that short a time inside while having supper had me revitalized. Kathy had collected the Trash so I walked it down to the Park Trash and Recycle Area before coming back and cutting our grass. Even though I only did it a few days ago we have had so much rain lately that it looked like the grass hadn’t been mowed in some time.

I went inside and started writing the Blog until after the Sun set before going and spreading the Clay on the new “Tee Box” at the end of our street. When I finished it doesn’t look any different then it did days ago.

After having a nice warm shower, I feel like a new person. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. One thing about your weather, it sure makes your garden grow beautifully!!!

  2. It's surely taking a long time to get that warranty work done.

  3. You snapped an 1/2" bolt? Remind me to always call you "Sir" and be respectful cause you're a strong man! :cD