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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Monday, March 26, 2018

Making Long Distance Arrangements, No Word From The Repair Shop and Another Good Movie.

Our Location today is at East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Surprisingly last night the temperatures stayed above the Freezing Mark which meant we weren’t laying in bed attempting to stay warm. We didn’t take any chances about being awakened by the sound of the Trains shuttling just a Hundred Feet away either by simply putting our Ear Plugs in before going to bed. What was different was that it started Raining loud enough in the middle of the night that we could hear it with the Ear Plugs in. That sound has a tendency of lulling Kathy into a deeper sleep. Heck it’s starting to do that to me too. Must be catchy!

Knowing there was nowhere to go and hearing the Rain pounding on the roof again when I woke 6:00 CDT rolling over for a few more winks seemed like the logical thing to do. When I looked at the clock and saw that it was then 9:00 instinct had me jumping out of bed to start the morning even though we still had nowhere to go. 

Once the Window Shades were opened and breakfast was ready I just turned the Igniter on the stove to start the Water Kettle to boil and to wake Kathy. Looking outside we could barely see the base of the Gateway Arch because of the intense Clouds.

After sitting at the Computers to enjoy our morning Coffees the first thing I did was to call Guardian Storage back in Windsor Ontario. I spoke with Carol to reserve a short-term parking spot for our Trailer and Another Storage Unit so that we could empty the trailer of all our personal belongings before returning it to Leisure Trailers so it can go back to the Factory. We would have started that chore today if we had not had this problem with the Truck. Now we’ll be struggling to get it completed on time.

I then tried calling the Repair Shop to see if I could bring the Truck in today but the furthest I got was the Answering Machine and no Return Call.

With Kathy getting changed, I’d barely hung up on one phone when the other started ringing. It was our daughter Karen calling just to make certain that we were Okay as she had been expecting us on the weekend. That call alone helped to lift our spirits.

We still felt chilled due to all the moisture in the air so for lunch we had Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Chicken Noodle Soup. It was lite but filling.

We accomplished a number of things on the Computers as a way of passing time this afternoon. 

For supper Kathy had me slice a Potato so that she could sautee them in the Frying Pan while she cooked up some Spare Ribs in the Convection Oven. Add that to some Niblet Corn and Pudding Cups for dessert and the meal was perfect.

Tonight, we watched the movie “Siege” with Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis where New York City is put under Martial Law, pre 9-11. Scary that something like that could happen and basically did for awhile. Good Movie.

Tomorrow we’ll get the Truck to the Repair Shop and hope for the best. Supposed to be a Rainy-Day Tomorrow. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Witty Words of Wisdom

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


  1. Here's hoping it happens for you today!

  2. Just not a fun way to end a nice winter.
    Best of luck getting the truck in for a quick service.

  3. Hope you got that phone call returned. Nothing worse than being in limbo. Yummy looking dinner!!!

  4. Sounds like you two are making the best of a not great development. We are hoping you are on your way soon.

  5. Have to read further. Returning the 5th?