It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cleaning Up, Drying Out and A Fun Visit.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

When we went to bed last night we could only pray that there would be no more Rain in our area. Waking this morning I knew that our prayers had been answered as I could see a line of grass between the Water Hazard and the Road. Looking over the adjacent farmer’s field a Fog hung in the air from all the moisture that filled the air. 

It was nearly 8:30 by the time we finished breakfast and sat at the Computers to get caught up on what could make a difference in our world.  By 9:00 a glow started filling the inside of the trailer as the Sun started burning off the fog that was making everything look so dreary.

We needed to accomplish things today so we both went about getting them moving in the right direction. I flipped the mattress and changed the bed linens while Kathy started separating our expenditure receipts. It’s amazing how fast time flies even when you’re not having fun.

Once Kathy was ready with our receipts to start making Data Entries but she stopped to get things ready for lunch. Whenever we purchase a Pre-Cooked Chicken at the grocery store deli it doesn’t just feed us for a single meal but several. We had Chicken with our meal the other day, on our Salad yesterday, Chicken Salad Sandwiches for lunch. Kathy even made enough Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup for two meals and she kept enough aside for a Chicken Stir Fry we’ll make tomorrow. That’s only five meals for the both of us on a small Chicken. We’ve had as many as eight meals each on larger chickens. 
Chicken Salad Sandwich and a piece of Tuxedo Cake for dessert.
I had the laundry sorted and ready to go by the time we ate so when we finished eating I headed off to the Park Laundry Room. I had everything going in the Washers before I looked at the Bulletin Board. Due to the thickness of the grass on our present site our little Black & Decker Mower/Trimmer struggles to cut the grass when it is damp. There on the Board someone was selling an Electric Lawn Mower at a reasonable price so I walked over to their site to check it out. I checked that the blade was in good shape and even plugged it in to see that it ran perfectly.

I walked it back over to our site and told Kathy who was still making Data Entries on the Computer that I had just bought a Lawn-Mower. She thought I was yanking her chain until I had her look outside. We’ll still be using our Black & Decker as a Trimmer. I also took the time to remove our Waterproof Cover from our Tandem Bicycle so the seats could dry. Either the cover is not Waterproof or there was just too much moisture in the air the last couple of days that the seats just absorbed the moisture.

After getting all the laundry transferred to the Dryers I brought the delicates back Home to hang in the shower. I then went outside to empty and flush our Waste Tanks. I didn’t realize that it had not been emptied since before we brought the trailer in for service early this month. I took my time to fill the Fresh Water Tank to see if it had been repaired. Last winter while we were in the desert if that tank was filled to more than Two-Thirds it would drain down to under a Third. The Overflow Tube was too deep in the tank which caused a Syphoning Effect. It now works the way it should have from the start.

I was back to the Laundry Room on time for the last dryer to be finishing its load. With nobody waiting for the machine I could leave the clothes in the Dryers to keep warm while I folded a small batch at a time. I was down to only a half a load in the final Dryer when Mike came in to look at the Bulletin Board. We worked in the same plant for nearly Twenty Years. When Essex Aluminium Plant was closed I retired and Mike went over to the Engine Plant. Today was his last day on the job as he used an P.A. day for tomorrow. He will officially be Retired Friday. 
This is only half a bowl of Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup.
I'd eaten half the bowl before remembering to take the picture.
It was that good.
It was nearly 5:00 by the time we had all the laundry put away in the trailer. We had Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup that Kathy had been working on earlier for supper. It tasted heavenly and the best part is there is enough for another meal.

It was past 5:30 when we headed over to the Park Trash and Recycle Area to empty the back of the truck. With all the Rain we had been having I was slipping the bags under the Toneau Cover for temporary storage. As we were leaving the Park it was nice to see the Drainage Ditch by the road was down about Three Feet from yesterday’s level.

It was after 6:00 when we arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home in Amherstburg for our weekly visit. They were amazed at how much Rain we had received as well as the city of Windsor because they only had a lite shower at their house. We really had a lot to talk about tonight and didn’t head for Home until nearly 9:00.

Not sure what we’ll be doing tomorrow but we’ll do something. 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. Sorry. I live in Houston, TX. Your rain concerns are not on my radar. We are decimated here.