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, August 1, 2017

Some Progress Made and Don’t Talk With Food In Your Mouth.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We both slept like a couple of rocks last night meaning when we woke up this morning before 8:00 we were well rested. We discussed our plans for the day while having breakfast which included scratching a thing or two off the To-Do List. As typical we finished drinking our Coffee/Tea while completing our morning reading on our Computers.

I also made a couple of phone calls and was surprised to find the one, a Doctor’s Office is on vacation until the 21st of this month so we’ll just have to call back. The second was to Leisure Trailer in Lakeshore to get the E-mail Address for Stephanie who is coordinating all our repairs that will be handled next week. Since she was with another customer the receptionist gave me the E-mail Address. The fact that I had created the list on a multi-paged spreadsheet it was easier to copy and paste to the E-mail message that explained the reason for doing so. 
Grass Inspector looking for worms.
Since it was the beginning of a new month Kathy was busy doing our Online Banking and making certain that we are the only ones using our accounts. While she continued working I took the time to start making Italian Wedding Soup for lunch with Yogurt as a dessert. Kathy stopped what she was doing and added some Cranberry Cheese on Crackers to make the meal more filling. 

As soon as lunch was over I started emptying our lower Pantry Shelves. Like our past trailers Jayco figured having Sixteen-Inch High Shelf Openings would give us enough space for canned goods. We had tried using open faced bins but they still caused disorganization so the plan was for me to add additional shelves. Having cut the Materials on the saws at our son Kevin’s home I then brought everything to our Home and stored it in our Basement. After staining all the wood it was again returned to the Basement to finish drying. 
Double Door Pantry (Before)
The night our Neighbour had no 12 Volt Power I located my charger from the Basement but the Stack of Wood Pieces got knocked over. Today as I was trying to assemble the pieces for each of the Cabinets I found pieces missing. It took sometime before the three lost pieces were found but my problems were not over with. I have a habit of making everything a tight fit. That is good when you are making something from scratch but not when you are putting them into a solid cabinet that is not always square. Many adjustments had to be made, Cut here, Shave there and File it all for good measure. 
Single Pantry (Before)
Time was flying by, Stephanie called back saying she had added the New Concerns to the Work Order for next week and it was time to grill a Squash and some Sirloin Steak of the Weber while Kathy cooked some Broccoli and nuked a Sweet Potato

Do you remember your parents telling you to “Don’t talk with food in your mouth.” As Seniors most tend to forget that rule because if you don’t say what’s on your mind right then and there you might forget it later. That’s what happened to Kathy at supper. She had just taken a bite of her Steak and then remembered something she forgot to tell me. As she started to talk the Steak went down her throat and was lodged in her Windpipe. It took several thrusts of the Heimlich Maneuver for that piece of Steak to come flying out. I’m just glad I was there to help her because I need her as much as she needs me. It wasn’t funny at the time but we laughed about what our parents had told us later.

We watched the 6 o’clock News before I returned to installing the Shelf Faces then to reinstall the Cabinet Doors that I had removed. Suddenly some of the screws that I had earlier deposited on the counter top were missing. Even Kathy couldn’t locate them and I still had another door to install. Upset that this was happening I started getting the tools from inside the cabinet and what appears on the Magnet on the rear of our Portable Light but the lost Screws
Lost Screws Found.
It was after 8:00 by the time I closed up for the night. Kathy restocked the shelves that now look half empty while I put the Saws that were outside away. 
Single Pantry (After)
I also walked the Recycle Area where I ran into Joe the owner of the Park. We talked for a short while before I started heading for Home. I ran into Mike and his father-in-law John. Mike and his wife are now living in their Motorhome having just sold their house and he’ll be retiring at the end of the month. 
Double Door Pantry (After)
We’ll try to get more things crossed off our To-Do List tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. The shelves look good. There's always improvement you can do to a new full time home.

  2. Yikes!!! That was a close one!! Glad you were there to help Kathy ... you're right, don't talk with your mouth full!!
    Those shelves? That's what I've been wanting in my rig's overhead cabinets. 20 inches deep and no shelves. What a waste of space.