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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Friday, June 22, 2018

Getting Out, Vision Improving More and Another Movie.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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With the forecast for Rain for most of the day we didn’t have much planned but we didn’t expect to get a late start to the day. When I saw the numbers on the clock that it was after 8:30 I practically jumped out of bed. Kathy was sleeping so soundly that she didn’t even flitch but the second that she heard the switch on the Electric Water Kettle snap off she was wide awake.

As soon as breakfast was over we started with Kathy’s Eye Drops. She couldn’t believe that she still has Another Month of these and she’s getting the Left Eye done this coming Thursday.

Looking outside there were a few Golfers out probably thinking they would beat the Rain but the Wind was giving them the what for probably adding way more strokes then they wanted. It wasn’t just the Golfers that were getting buffeted by the wind. It was coming in from the east which meant it was hitting the front of our Trailer on the Curbside hard enough that it was shaking the Trailer.

We had Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for lunch and top it off with more Bing Cherries for desert. We waited until the second round of Eye Drops were finished before heading out the door. Kathy can’t believe how closed in she is feeling just by staying inside to avoid blowing dust in her Eye.

We were looking for special Cases for our Sunglasses because they just don’t fit in the regular style. Our first stop was Dollarama in Amherstburg where we found a few other things we had on our List but no Glass Cases. Our next stop was Dollar Tree where we were about to walk out emptyhanded when Kathy spotted a rack that we had missed. Now that we have the type of Cases we wanted, our Sunglasses should remain Scratch-Free a lot longer. (Notice we did our shopping at the Big-Name Stores.)

We were about to head for Home when Kathy suggested an Ice Cream Cone at McDonalds. The Wind still blowing as we were about to walk in and after looking at the Time I suggested we have supper instead. We both had a Sweet Chili Wrap while Kathy had a Smoothie to drink, I had a Coffee. We were back Home before Kathy realized that we didn’t have our Ice Cream Cones.

We waited until after Kathy’s third round of Eye Drops before sharing some Popcorn while watching another movie from Walmart in Parker Arizona. This was a remake of “The Mechanic”. It was much more graphic then the original as well as a slight twist to the story line. It kept our interest so we both gave it Two Thumbs Up.

Kathy’s visibility in her Right Eye is continuing to improve to the point that she can’t wait to get the Left one done because now she really notices just how bad her Eye Sight really was. The Wind slowed down and we still haven’t gotten any Rain. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

Benjamin Disraeli, English Politician

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cleaning Up, Seeing Clearly and Kathy’s Computer’s Back.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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It felt wonderful sleeping with the Windows open last night. All the Fresh Air helped the both of us to sleep like a couple of rocks. Looking out the Windows as we had breakfast at 8:00 this morning there were only a few Golfers out on the course. Just as I started checking The Weather Network the Wind started blowing hard enough that the Slide Toppers sounded like drums.

We spent most of the morning doing minor chores along with checking our E-Mail. With Kathy’s limited vision that was a chore in itself but with her Computer in the Shop for a tune-up that meant she was using my Laptop as well.

I had gathered and treated the Laundry then made lunch all while Kathy was using my Computer. Lunch was Soup and some Bing Cherries for dessert. Before heading off I administered Kathy’s Eye Drops again.

As the afternoon progressed it seemed that the Wind was increasing so it was quite comfortable in the Laundry Room. Once everything was washed and most of the Clothes in the Dryers I walked back to hang the Delicates in the Shower to dry. That’s when I heard a big “Wahoo” coming from Kathy. One of the concerns she’d had yesterday at the Follow Up Visit was that her vision still wasn’t clear. The answer was “It’s different for everybody but it would clear up”. She had just taken a Snap but was awaken when I waked in the Door. When she opened her eyes, something was strange so she covered the Left Eye and could read the Half Inch High Display off of our EMS that was Fifteen Feet away. Her vision in her Right Eye had suddenly cleared.

It was shortly after 4:00 when I returned with the Folded Clothes. It was also around then that the Shop called to say Kathy’s Computer was ready for pick up. We were soon on our way to SX Video in Essex to pick it up. Kathy noticed that she didn’t have as much problem with Motion Sickness as she’s had in the past. More then likely it was her Eyes that were causing that problem all along.

We were Home by 6:00 and the Wind had picked up so much, that we had to close the Windows because it was getting Cold. We did just start “Summer” today didn’t we? Not sure what we’ll be up to tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Joke of the Day

Two fish swim into a concrete wall.

One turns to the other and says, "Dam!"

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Follow-Up, Breakfast Out, Another Movie and A Short Visit.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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We were barely awake with the Alarm at 6:00 this morning when a Heavy Downpour of Rain started pounding on the Roof. It was expected but for later in the morning. We took our morning Pills and I applied Kathy’s Eye Drops before heading out the door at 6:30 towards The Windsor Eye Institute for Kathy’s Follow-Up appointment. The Rain slowed the traffic slightly but there were still Three Idiots that went speeding by only for me to catch up to them at the next Four Traffic Lights.

Everyone that also had Cataract Surgery at the same time as Kathy yesterday were also there waiting for the Office to open. Since it was a quick exam we let the others rush in ahead of us. Dr. Favio did the Follow-Up and was impressed that we had already started the Drops saving her the trouble of having to do it. She also answered Kathy’s concerns easing her worries about the little remaining Blurriness.

We were on our way Home by 7:45 but since we hadn’t had breakfast and were starting to feel Light-Headed, we stopped at the Hi-Ho restaurant on Walker Road. We were pulling in just as they were unlocking the Door. With our cutting back on our Food Intake even the little we had for breakfast was enough to having us feeling overly fed.

By the time we arrived back at the Trailer the Rain had stopped but there was a cool breeze keeping most inside including the Golfers. Checking our Rain Gauge showed we had another .4 inches of Rain this morning.

Between doing Kathy’s Eye Drops, Kathy doing some reading, my working on the Computer and a very Lite Snack at 3:30 we didn’t do much. At 4:00 we started watching another movie that we purchased On Sale at Walmart in Parker Arizona. This was “Law Abiding Citizen” with Jamie Foxx. We both gave it Two Thumbs Up.

After eating some Macaroni and Cheese for supper, Kathy was starting to get Cabin Fever again so we called to see if we could still have a late but short visit tonight.

We were soon headed to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house in Amherstburg. They were happy to see Kathy in good spirits and listened intently while she explained what took place. As mentioned we were on our way Home within the hour.

Kathy wanted to wash her Hair so she was just careful about not getting any water in her Eye while not using the Goggles. With our starting the Eye Drops earlier this morning I added time between applications making the last time after 10:00 this evening. It was only a few minutes later that Kathy was in bed. The good thing is we don’t have to get up early for another week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Age is an issue of mind over matter.

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain, American Writer

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cataract Surgery, Running Into Old Coworkers, Doing Errands and Recovery.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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We would like to thank all those who wished Kathy Words of Encouragement with her Cataract Surgery today. We were up at 5:00 this morning no thanks to the Alarm for waking us when we were finally just getting into a deep sleep. Just like when Kathy has to Fast for Blood Work she also had to Fast for this Surgery. I Fast as well and will not eat until we both eat.

Walking outside we found it quite chilly this morning with a North Breeze and a temperature of 57 F (14 C). The Rain Gauge also indicated .8 Inches of Rain had fallen overnight. 
This morning's Sumrise.
We managed to hit mostly Green Traffic Lights on our way to Windsor so I was dropping Kathy off much earlier then needed. With the new Computerized Pay & Display Machines in the One Parking Lot not working I was forced to go to the Farthest Parking Lot so I would not be Ticketed. We still managed to be the First in line when the Registration Desk opened before 7:00.

We were talking with another couple in the Waiting Room when Arturo another former Coworker came in with his wife. She’d had her First Eye done in January but developed Glaucoma before the Second Eye could be done. With everything cleared up now the Second Eye was finally being taken care of.

Knowing that my Sugar was dropping and I had to drive, when Kathy was being called in she told me to get something to eat. The Cafeteria was closed until lunch so all I could get was a Coffee and Apple Fritter at the Tim Horton’s kiosk upstairs.

Since all the tables were busy I sat in the lounge area facing the doors while enjoying my Fritter. A man with a Peculiar Limp that I had seen years ago and a young woman walked in seeming lost. When I saw the forms for the Cataract Clinic in their hands I told them it was down those stairs. Manny instantly recognized me as the Welder from the Plant. This was turning into a small workplace reunion.

Even though I had been given a Pager I sat near the Cataract Clinic Area and did some catching up with Arturo. He and his wife have added Solar Panels to their house and had to take a Loan for it. With no way to store the Energy he sells it back to the Electric Company and has made almost half of his investment back already. He wishes he was doing what we are doing.

It was shortly after 8:00 when the Pager went off. Walking into the Recovery Room there was Kathy in a Wheelchair having a Juice and looking like she had just woke up. She had been given what is called a Conscious Sedation, which meant she was just on the verge of Sleep/Wakefulness. She said she didn’t feel or see a thing but could sense people around her. Once they were happy with her Vital Stats they said I could bring the car up and they would bring her out.

Once Kathy was fastened in and wearing her new Polarized Sunglasses I took my time heading Home but the streets and roads of Windsor compare to many of the Southwest Highways. Even though I was driving below the Speed Limit Kathy could feel the jarring on her Eye.

At Home she immediately lay down on the bed for a nap. I busied myself reading all the Post-Op Information we had been given. I was about to check on her when she needed a snack so once she was seated at the Table I made toast. 
Kathy napping in her Recliner.
She sat napping in her Recliner with her Sunglasses for most of the afternoon. Once she started getting strength back in her legs I headed off to Essex. Kathy’s Computer has been giving her problems lately and since the Doctor said “No Computer” for a while I brought it in to SX Videos to have Dillon check it out and clean out the Temporary Files and Cookies.

Walking to the far end of the parking lot I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to get some Sensitive Skin Tape to hold her Eye Shield in place when she goes to bed. The Pharmacist tried selling me the smallest most expensive tape they had. After he left I put my reading glasses on and found the same Tape that was half the cost with double the quantity.

Back at Home it didn’t take long to heat Last Night’s Leftovers from East Side Mario’s for supper. Kathy had very little appetite but ate about Three Quarters of her meal.

We tried watching Over The Air Television but with the Heavy Clouds we didn’t see much. Kathy was in bed for 9:00 this evening and I probably won’t be far behind her since we have the Alarm set for 6:00 for a Follow-Up Appointment in the morning. Karen called to see how her mom is doing. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

Buying a car always involves borrowing a tow truck.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Another Hot Day, An Appointment and An Early Celebration.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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When I turned The Weather Network on the Computer at 8:00 this morning I thought there had to be some kind of mistake but when I cracked open the door to feel the 102 F (39 C) Humidex any doubts were dashed from my mind.

We weren’t in any rush so I took care of phone calls and just relaxed making certain that Kathy’s Eye Drops were applied on schedule and attempting to do our On-Line Banking. As soon as I tried to Log-In, their Computer locked our accounts. Did we just hit the Lottery for rotten luck or did they really make a Lemon out of this New Operating System?

The only appointment we had on the Calendar for today was for myself at 4:00 but by 12:30 the Denturists Office was calling to see about coming in early. That put a whole new spin on what we would be doing. 

We were on our way to Windsor shortly after 1:30. By that time the Humidex was only reading 111 F (44 C) so we didn’t plan on any long walks outside. Our first stop was the Canadian Post Office Distribution Center so Kathy could mail off her Medic Alert Information.

We next stopped at Guardian Storage where Kathy stayed in the Car while I went inside to find our Mailbox completely empty.

We arrived at the Denturist Office shortly after 2:00 which gave me time to get the Paperwork filled in. Growing up during the times we did, if we had a Cavity our parents just had it removed rather then repaired and since my Dentures are well worn down and causing problems it was time to see what could be done. It was like shopping for a Car with prices varying from a Cadillac to a Volkswagen and costing nearly as much as the later. With all the extra expenses we’ve had this year they might have to wait a while longer. 

Our next stop was back to the Credit Union where Ashley was able to Unlock our accounts and showed us how to avoid any future problems.

Since Kathy is not supposed to eat after Midnight and it was after 4:30 we went to East Side Mario’s where we both ordered a Chicken Primavera. When our orders arrived the first thing we did was divide them in Half to take Home for another meal this week. We had figured the Pasta would fill us up and take away any cravings for snacking. Even at this late hour we are not the least bit hungry but we don’t think it was just the Pasta. 
D.J. reading his card.
It was shortly after 5:00 when we arrived at our daughter Rose’s house. Since Rose will be away this summer Training Cadets we had to get together to celebrate D.J.’s birthday early. We also had a chance to talk while we enjoyed a small piece of Birthday Cake that had been picked up for this Impromptu Celebration. 
What kid doesn't like Cake?
It was past 7:00 when we heading Home but we needed to make a stop at the Zehrs Super Store to get a few more groceries. With her Eye Surgery tomorrow Kathy won’t want to be shopping for a while.

Continuing on our way Home there were flashes of Lightning off in the distance and the sky was black from the Clouds but the Heavy Rain is just now starting as I write the Blog. Thanks to everyone’s encouragement to Kathy for her Surgery. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

The World's Great Proverbs

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father’s Day, 113 Humidex and Keeping Cool.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Kathy and I hope that all our Male Readers were able to enjoy a Happy Father’s Day today.

Even though we had the Air Conditioner working all night because of the high Humidex it wasn’t as comfortable as when we sleep with the Windows and Vents open. I kept waking periodically so that meant I slept until 8:00 this morning.

When it came time to put Kathy’s Eye Drops in today she was much more relaxed making it much easier to apply. If she keeps this up she might be doing them herself.

With the Humidex forecasted to reach 113 F (45 C) we didn’t plan any outside activities, but that was fine because it meant I was inside to receive all the Father’s Day wishes from our Family, Friends and Blog Readers.

Being closed up inside even though the weather looks beautiful starts giving one Cabin Fever so after Kathy’s 1:00 Eye Drops we headed out the door. The Car’s AC had a hard time lowering the Temperature but it was still better than being outside. 

Our destination was Walmart in Amherstburg. We only had a few things on our Shopping List but we could walk around in Air-Conditioned comfort. Kathy managed to find another button up Blouse that will be very important to avoid hitting her eyes when changing her clothes after the Surgery.

We were back Home by 4:30 and waited until after her next round of Eye Drops before starting supper. While Kathy made a nice Caesar’s Salad and mixed Fruit Dish for dessert I was under the shade of the Gazebo grilling up a couple of Hot Dogs for supper. 

Tomorrow besides a few Phone Calls I have an afternoon appointment. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You owe the taxidermist more than your annual income!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Starting Treatment, Grilling Bacon and Happy Father’s Day.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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It must be all the Fresh Air that we have been breathing because by the time I started writing the Blog last night Kathy was already heading off to bed. Unfortunately, she wasn’t the only one that had breathed all that air and I found myself nodding off at the Keyboard which meant I had to do lots of editing where my fingers had rested on the Keys. Once I was in bed, sleeping with the Windows open was comforting and the next thing I knew we were waking up to a Warm Breeze at 7:30 this morning. With today’s forecasted Humidex to be 104 F (40 C) I had the Air Conditioner on and started closing the Windows before breakfast.

Kathy took her Coffee to her Computer and started getting caught up on the News, Weather and what our RV friends are up to. I had a different kind of reading to do. With Kathy’s first Cataract Surgery scheduled for this coming Tuesday morning I needed to read the sheets on all Three different Eye-Drops that she needed to start using today. I was surprised that they are all basically Antibacterial type drops but Two are used prior as well as after the Surgery itself and some of the possible Side Effects are what they are designed to prevent.

You may wonder why I needed to read that, so I’ll let you know. Kathy like most of the population can’t put Eye-Drops in her own eyes so that chore is left to the one that cares the most for her, Me. It wasn’t difficult just some calming words and some TLC and it was over before she knew it and each time it was done later in the day it became easier. She’ll be a pro at this in Six Weeks after having both her eyes done.

Before it got too hot out, there were a few things I needed to get done. The first was to empty and flush our Waste Tanks since it has been over Ten Days since the last time it was done.

After washing my hands thoroughly and getting the Grill Mat on the Weber I started grilling Two Pounds of Bacon. This eliminates Grease Splatter inside the Trailer as well as the Inside Heat and Aroma that changes the way our Clothes smell. (“Gee, I wonder why all those dogs are following us?”) Once the Bacon is cooked Kathy can then clean the grease off and freeze them in Sealed Containers. When she needs any it’s quick and easy to warm the few slices she’ll need in the Microwave. Kathy came outside for a few minutes and the Aroma was a bit more then she could stand. We had Bacon Sandwiches for lunch before she put the rest in the Freezer.

Once I’d completed more Data Entries on the Computer I went back to do more updating of Kathy’s Personal Medical History. This way we can simply hand in a Printout whenever she needs to see a new doctor or when we’re traveling which should save a lot of time and avoid any confusion.

For supper we had Pizza grilled on the Weber. By using a Pizza Stone and preheating it we had a delicious store-bought Hawaiian Pizza in 25 Minutes.

The Weather Guessers had forecasted possible Thunderstorms this afternoon, but when the clear Sunny Sky was cooking me while I did the Pizza I knew I had another chore to do. Once the dishes were washed and put away I started watering all the Plants and Trees. In a matter of minutes, they seemed to be perking up.

Kathy and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Dads out there a “Happy Father’s Day”. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright and Critic

Friday, June 15, 2018

Getting Banking Problems Fixed and A Wonderful Visit.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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After getting to bed just before 1:00 this morning I was surprised that when I woke at 7:30 how well rested I felt. There was a nice cool breeze blowing in the Windows that felt very comfortable so after getting things ready for breakfast I turned my Computer on to get an early start to my reading. I didn’t even have The Weather Network on my screen when Kathy came downstairs.

Breakfast was lite being geared to our Expected Activity Level for the morning. We managed to get all our reading finished before I headed upstairs to make the Bed. With all the problems we have experienced with the Credit Union’s New Computerized Banking System Kathy thought that she would double check that they had made the corrections that they promised. She had barely gotten onto their site when she was Locked Out and then her Computer said she was not On-Line. I’ve mentioned our Laptops are identical except for the Processors. Kathy’s AMD controlled Laptop is constantly being dropped while my Intel Processor Laptop gets to the Sites she needs to go. With her upcoming Cataract Surgery, it will be going into the shop for a tune up.

Using my Laptop to check our accounts we found the corrections had been made but there was no longer a Balance Column and our Savings were suddenly showing in the Red. With more problems to report we printed out our accounts and tried calling Ashley at the Credit Union only to get her Voice Mail.

With this being Friday, we needed this fixed today so as soon as we ate an early lunch we were on our way to Windsor. If we have to drive that far we get as many errands as possible done so the first thing we did was stop at Pioneer gas station to put gas in the car. Even though the price was down Two Cents a Liter we are still paying over $5.00 a gallon.

Our next stop was Guardian Storage to collect our Mail. With the amount of Mail waiting for us today, I still believe the carrier delivers it when they feel like it. One of the pieces of Mail was the Reimbursement Cheque for Kathy’s in-house treatment on her feet from Mary from Healthy Heals. One Week is not a bad turn-around these days.

When we walked in to the Credit Union Ashley had just finished with another customer and was all smiles. She hadn’t checked her Voice Mail yet and when we told her of the latest Problems and gave her our Printouts the smile disappeared from her face. We were there for nearly an Hour while she documented everything that was wrong. She guaranteed us, our accounts would be fixed within the Hour but we had places to go and people to see.

We stopped at Walmart to look for the Hair Care Products that Jenna had recommended we use. After trying to find them on our own we finally asked the Head Stock Manager only to find that the Product was no longer being carried. At least they had the few groceries we were looking for.

When we finally left we had to weave our way to the east end of the town of Essex. We only arrived Ten Minutes later then we had planned. This was our first time visiting with Louis and Ray in their beautiful House. Other then a few E-Mails and Phone Calls, it was hard to believe it was nearly Two Years ago that they visited us at the Park.

We sat outside in the shade on their Deck visiting for nearly Two Hours getting caught up and there was never a break in the conversation. Then Ray grilled some Potato Wedges and Hamburgers while Louis was sautéing other Vegetables inside. Everything was wonderful and again the conversation never ended. It was kind of funny that they both have Sleep Apnea just like Kathy and I so for a while we were comparing the types of equipment that we have. Kathy nearly shrieked when she saw it was nearly 10:00 and there was still plenty to talk about. We finally said our Good Nights and headed for Home.

With the Humidex for the next three days forecasted to be above the Century Mark (38 C) we’ll be getting more inside chores done. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Joke of the Day

On the other hand

you have different fingers.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cycling, Chores, Campfire and We’re Extremist.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Even though I stayed up until nearly 2:00 this morning trying to get caught up on the Blogs we follow because of the Faster Internet Connection, I was still wide awake by 8:00 this morning. Surviving on only 5 Hours sleep was part of my past life that I don’t want to fall back into. I’d barely gotten breakfast ready when Kathy came downstairs.

With breakfast out of the way we spent more leisure time catching up on our morning reading on the Computers before buckling down to do some Chores.

One thing we have wanted to do more of this year is bicycle riding but have problems with the Weather or we have Appointments. We rode every street in the Park as well as riding up to the front Entrance and back. It felt wonderful and even though we both worked up a bit of a sweat it was worth it. Since it was nearing noon we had an early lunch before getting into anything else.

Knowing how much we both enjoy eating it, Kevin gave us some Rhubarb Stalks last night so Kathy wanted to cook it up today. With Kathy cleaning and me chopping it didn’t take long for her to get it on the stove.

I collected the trash and moved our Truck over to the Overflow Parking Area by the Clubhouse. There were a number of reasons for doing that. First, I sprayed the driveway with the Vinegar/Dawn Dish Soap solution that Kathy found the recipe for On-Line, to stop the grass from taking over our parking spots.

With the intensity of the Sun it was hard to stay hydrated. My next chore was to cut our section of Grass. Even though the Park provides this service as part of our lease we don’t like the way the Mower misses strips of grass, or the exposed ground that the Trimmer with the Weed-Whackers digs up. We are old school and like a neat and green covered lawn.

Kathy took a break from more of her Food Preparation and came outside to sit under the Gazebo. There seems to be a constant breeze blowing from different directions and in the Shade it feels cooler then inside the Trailer.

The next chore was to wash the Bird Droppings off our patio. With this being mating season and the frantic parents feeding their broods there is a lot of waste being spread around.

I then set up our Moveable Firepit in the driveway so that the heat it would generate would not cause any problems to anyone’s RVs. I then hauled a fair amount of Firewood from our Rack behind our Garden Shed. I then went over to our neighbours to invite them over after supper to join us. 
Burgers, Corn and Fresh Fruit for dessert.
With the beautiful Sunshine it seemed everyone was Barbequing this evening so while I grilled a couple of Hamburgers Kathy was busy inside Microwaving a couple Ears of Corn. Everything was ready at the same time so while Kathy put the Condiments on our burgers, I cut the Stalk end off the ears and squeezed them out Silk-Free onto our plates. We find the Corn tastes better this way then when it’s boiled and is crispier. 
Kathy enjoying the fire.
With the Sun setting later we waited to start the fire until nearly 7:30. With Two Neighbours that hardly come out to their RVs I moved the Car to one of those sites before starting the Fire. Before long Kevin and Lorrie came over and we had a chance to start visiting. Since Bill and Liz our new neighbours were having a late supper so it was closer to 8:30 when they arrived. 
Firepit in the Driveway
They were telling us things that Hugh had told them to do because they have never Camped let alone staying in a RV. We were all explaining different things that they need to do as normal chores. We explained how much different it is when we are “Off the Grid” compared to being in the Park. Can you believe that we were called Extremist? We got to know everyone better and shared some laughs before finally saying Good Night at 10:00.

Tomorrow we have a special visit to make. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

No man is an island, entire of itself;

every man is a piece of the continent.

John Donne, English Poet

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fixing Our Accounts and Enjoying Lots Of Visits.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Even though we only had One official appointment scheduled today we had more then our share to deal with. We were out the door shortly after 9:00 this morning heading towards Windsor trying to get a couple of things accomplished before 11:00. Since we had to drive by anyway we made our first stop at Guardian Storage to simply pick up our Mail

Since our Credit Union did a major rework of their 20+ Year Old Computerized Banking System our financial world was turned into a Nightmare. Having talked to Ashley yesterday we were told to bring our information in and she would help us get it straightened out. She first listened to our Issues before bringing our Accounts up to view. She was able to get most of it straightened on her own including my Debit Card that would not work. There was One Issue that had to be sent up to the I.T. People. The reason for that was we were the first of any of the clients to notice a lost service and surely would not be the last, so the I.T. People could start checking why that didn’t carry over. Kathy was very vocal about their bad timing for the Change-Over at the beginning of the month when she makes all our necessary payments On-Line. Ashley told her if she has any further problems to simply call her or go back in. 

We arrived at Fantastic Sams with a minute to spare for our 11:00 hair cutting appointments. Jenna took care of Kathy’s hair first, finally getting it back to the way Kathy found it manageable last fall. While we were away this past winter one hairdresser had totally butchered it. When it came time for me she had no problems cutting it the way I find comfortable but I had questions to ask. I’ve recently been experiencing Scalp Itch no matter how often I shampooed. During my working career due to the environment I worked in it was necessary to shampoo daily. Now the same Shampoos are the cause of my problem by building up on the Hair and Scalp. I’ll need to use a Clarifier to keep my hair healthy. 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
It was past noon as we were leaving so we stopped at the Hi-Ho on Howard for lunch. Like many other Restaurants and Fast Food Chains they are now serving Breakfast all day so that’s what we had for lunch. 
Named after the Song the Seven Dwarfs always sang.
It was past 1:00 when we were getting ready to leave when we realized we haven’t had the chance to visit our daughter Rose since we got back in town for Easter. After a quick call to verify that she would be home we headed over. The adults enjoyed a nice visit until D.J. got home from school. He’s really grown since last fall but he will become a Teenager this summer. He was giving Rose a hard time about going to the Dentist for a Checkup so Kathy had a talk with him and made him realize it was to his benefit.

It was past 4:00 when we arrived at the Zehrs Superstore on Walker Road. We had our list and it didn’t take long for our Shopping Cart to be quite full which meant that our Debit Card lost a lot of weight.

Even with all those groceries in the Car we needed to eat because our day was far from over so we drove across the street where Burger King was having their Whopper Wednesday special of Two Meals for $9.00. We ate inside rather then having a mess in the Car. As we were about to leave the parking lot at 5:20 Kathy called Melissa to say we’d be a little late.

When we got Home we brought all our groceries in but only put away the Freezer and Fridge items. The rest could wait until we got back later in the evening.

We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house in Amherstburg by 6:10 for our weekly visit. As we were about to go in the house our good friends Gerry and Sandy pulled up for a brief visit. They had just gone grocery shopping as well and were on their way home when they spotted our Truck turning the corner. We’ll be getting together a few more times before we head south this fall.

We had our usual Fun-Filled Visit with Kevin and Melissa learning what the boys are learning in High School. Melissa’s parents sold their house and are now in the process of a major Downsizing. I’ll need to use the Table-Saw soon before Cameron is home for the summer because of his Sensitive Hearing. Melissa gave me an early Father’s Day Card calling me a Mr. Fixit. Kevin is very happy with the Spreadsheet I set up on his Laptop last week now Melissa wants one to keep track of the Family Expenditures on her Laptop. I don’t mind a bit. With our groceries still needing to be put away we left around 8:15 to head for Home.

We had just backed in to our site when we met our new neighbours Bill and Liz. They purchased Hugh’s Trailer wanting to give RVing a shot. They are very green knowing how the Fridge works along with a few other things. Kathy was teaching Liz a lot about her Trailer and even gave her a tour of our Home. (Pardon the groceries still on the counter.) Bill was really interested in learning about the Solar and neither of them could believe how much it cost to stay in the L.T.V.A.s. (Just our little secret.) We’ll see them tomorrow evening for our first Campfire of the season.

It was after 10:00 by the time we put away all the groceries. We’ve got chores to do and more places to be this week along with Hot Summer Temperatures for this weekend. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You didn't put the pink flamingos in your front yard as a joke.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Microsoft Update Chaos and An Interesting Supper.


Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Last night just as I was about to shut my Computer off Microsoft started doing an Update so I just let it do its thing. When I turned my Computer on this morning I realized just how much of a Mistake that was. The Quartzsite Sunset Wallpaper that I had on the screen was gone having been replaced with a Graphic Design. Then when I went to start typing our Blog this evening I also found the Touchpad had been re-enabled causing me more grief.

It felt comfortable sleeping with the Windows open last night. Kathy actually woke up feeling rested this morning. Once breakfast was finished we took our Coffees over to the Computers where it felt good to get caught up on the News, E-mails and a number of Blogs on our Sidebar.

Once my Coffee was finished I got the bed made before hauling out all our Medications, Vitamins and Doucettes. Since I do them every 45 Days it’s not always on a Saturday that they get filled.

While I did that Kathy continued making Data Entries on our Expenditure Spreadsheet slowly wearing down everything we gathered through this past winter and spring.

It took longer then normal to finish the Pills so we had a late but lite lunch.

It was now my turn to do Data Entries on the Spreadsheet that I use to monitor all our Medications. On an Excel Spreadsheet you can choose how to enter your Dates. With the Update that was done last night I had to start re-entering all the Dates as Text. This is not the first time that Microsoft has made Changes that were not for the best. It took the rest of the afternoon to get it working the way it was before.

For supper we worked together to make a Sautéed Sausage Dish that included Sauerkraut, Celery, Onions, Garlic and Apples. The Apples seemed to tone down the Sauerkraut.

The Humidex only reached 93 F (34 C) this afternoon so when it started to rain lightly this evening we welcomed the cooler temperature. It is going to take a long time getting caught up on everyone else’s Blogs but be patient before long you’ll start seeing comments from us again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

The World's Great Proverbs

Empty vessels make the most sound.