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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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Celebration, Finishing The Flagstone and Talking About Being “Off The Grid”.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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Both Kathy and I hope that all our Female Readers had a chance to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day with their families.

Even though we didn’t set the Alarm I was up by 8:00 this morning which gave me the chance to check The Weather Network for our area, Local News, E-Mails and the Morning Blogs we follow. By 9:00 I started hearing more activity upstairs so figured it was time to turn the light on to wake Kathy but she surprised me by getting up without my doing that to her. She was so wide awake that when she went past the Light Switch she even turned it on. 
Farmers Fields flooded.
By the time she returned I had nearly gotten the Bed made for another day. Even though she said that she hadn’t slept that well she was wide awake ready to start the day. As soon as I told her what the Forecast was for the day we started getting ready to go out by 10:30. 

We weren’t going to the Park this morning, this was a casual dress up morning and we were going out for a Mother’s Day Brunch with Karen, Greg and Tyler. We all piled into Greg’s Pickup which minimized the need for multiple vehicles. 

Our destination was the Ciociaro Club on the southern edge of Windsor. ( Sorry we forgot the Camera) This Club has many Rooms of different sizes that can be used for all kinds of special occasions. Today they had opened up the large Banquet Hall for this event that could feed 1,400 at one time. Being that this Brunch was also a Buffet style meal they had taken reservations and scheduled the Tables according to the reservation time. That meant that every other table was empty while other groups were there. As we were getting ready to leave the tables on either side of where we were sitting started to fill up. The food was excellent with a mixture of Breakfast and Lunch fare. They had everything from Salads, to Desserts that were all included in the cost of the meal. Being this is a Club they also had a Cash Bar open with everything from Wine to Beer and Mixed Drinks. The best part was being able to visit with Family Members that were there. We ate sensibly getting our fill without overdoing it.

We were back at Karen’s by 1:30 but since the weather conditions were good today Kathy and I immediately changed our clothes and were soon on our way to Wildwood Golf and RV Park to work on our Site. The drive out showed evidence of the amount of Rain this area was hit with yesterday. Ditches were nearly full of water and many Farmers Fields were like Small Lakes while others were like a series of smaller ditches all in rows. 
Water across the end of our street.
When we arrived at our Site water covered the Intersection near the Water Hazard at the end of the street. Our Site we were happy to note was fairly dry. It would not be until later while taking a short break that I would notice a large collection of Rain on one corner of the Roof of our New Gazebo. I had to have Kathy move before pushing the Five Gallon Bulge off or she wouldn’t have appreciated the outside shower.

The Two Pieces of Flagstone that I chose Friday in the Rain fit perfectly. By the time we had added the Pea Gravel and Silicon Sand it looked like it had been measured to fit rather than just Eye-Balled. 
Sweeping the Silicon Sand into the Pea Gravel between the Flagstones.
Just as we were packing up to leave a new Mobile Suite Trailer was being backed in to our old Site on Third Street. Mike won’t be retired until next year but Pat will be done in August. They plan on heading south next year but this will give them a chance to get used to RV Living before they travel. They are also waiting for their New Pickup to come in because their Truck is too Lite. Their friend Rob delivered their trailer with his Truck today. 
Dampening the Silicon Sand helps it set
and it prevents weeds from coming through.
It was past 7:00 when we stopped at Wendy’s for supper. When I was bringing our order to our table I noticed Randy from back in the days when I was Secretary of the Wednesday Night Bowling League. As we were getting ready to leave he started asking if we had ever Traveled with our RV the way I had talked about doing nearly Ten Years ago. Randy’s Wife, his Friend and his Wife (Sorry I forgot the Names.) who have just purchased an RV were really interested in what we had to say about going out west. They listened intently taking it all in and Kathy was just as passionate about being “Off the Grid” as when we are actually in the Desert. Randy has another year before he retires but is looking forward to the change in their Lifestyle. 
Another Flooded Field.
With the Site being nearly ready for the return of our Trailer we’ll probably be taking care of other things tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Sounds like Kathy had a nice Mothers Day with some of the family
    Your site is looking really nice

  2. Happy Mother's Day to Kathy. If would be interesting to know where did your neighbours buy their Mobile Suite.

  3. Happy Mother's Day Kathy!! Looks like you have had a LOT of rain!!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful day and great brunch! Good for you for not overeating at the buffet..that's usually my problem! Your site is looking awesome! Glad Kathy had a nice Mother's Day

  5. I learned from your postings about the Silicone sand with the pea gravel to stop the weeds from growing through the gaps. I will try to copy that as I keep pulling these pesky weeds from in-between the patio stones. Your site looks very nice!