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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beating The Weather Doing Chores and Phone Calls.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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It was still fairly close to the Century Mark when we went to bed last night so we thought it better to leave the AC on. By the time we got up this morning it felt great knowing that we could open the Windows to finally allow fresh air into the trailer.

We settled in at the Computers to do our usual reading. As always, the first thing I look at on the Computer is The Weather Network to see what lies ahead for us. With the forecast and Radar showing Afternoon Rain I cut my reading short and headed outside to mow the grass while it was dry. By the time I finished all the trimming and cleaning up it felt like there was moisture in the air but nothing was appearing on the Car. 
Not just Golfers on the Greens.
Back inside I did a little more reading before making a call to The Glass Master in Windsor. Back when we were in Quartzsite last January a Stone from a passing Dump-Truck not only chipped but cracked the windshield on the Truck. With Ontario requiring us to have a yearly Safety Inspection and the Crack passing in the path of the Wipers we have to get it replaced. When I mentioned the Truck was at Windsor Gas and Diesel and I was in McGregor Matt said he could pick it up because it wasn’t that far away.

Now I had to call Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel to let him know that Matt was going to pick the Truck up to replace the Windshield. Since I haven’t paid his bill yet I offered to give him my Credit Card information over the phone but he just said he’d wait until I got to town. Nice to be trusted. 

I started sorting the Laundry which is so much easier to do at Home then doing it in a public building. Kathy was busy getting our early lunch ready, serving us Chicken with Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Greek Pasta Salad, Tomatoes and an Applesauce Cup for dessert.

After stopping at the Trash and Recycle Area to contribute to the cause I arrived at the Park Laundry Room by 12:30 and the place was packed with every machine in use. There were Five others there so the best I could do was wait it out. After Ten Minutes I had Three Washers to myself but had to wait a Half an Hour before any Dryers became available. Luckily after I arrived nobody else showed up until just before I left.

Arriving back Home at 3:30 I simply put the Laundry inside and went back outside to drain and flush our Waste Tanks. The sky was overcast but nothing threatening. I managed to finish my chore without a single bit of moisture contacting me. Kathy had been busy cleaning and treating the Wood Finish inside the well as making data entries on our Expenditure Spreadsheet.

I realized that I had not notified our Insurance about the Windshield so I gave them a call. When we went Fulltime back in 2016 only Wayfarer Insurance would cover us without a permanent address. When I found out what my Comprehensive Deductible is it shocked me. It’s cheaper for me to pay for the repair myself but I’ll be negotiating a lower Deductible for the future. 

After we put the clothes away we started putting supper together. Since we made the Homemade Sauce the other day Kathy cooked up some Spaghetti while she had me putting together a couple of Strawberry Shortcakes for our dessert. As usual, everything tasted wonderful and since Kathy keeps our Pasta intake down we were well satisfied without being stuffed.

We haven’t gotten any Rain yet today and we’ll be sleeping with the Windows open tonight. We’ve got a busy day going tomorrow and the weather will be perfect. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality.

George Santayana, Spanish Philosopher


  1. You're definitely getting things done! Nice you were able to mow before any rain hit. It is nice that your garage trusts you..what a good feeling that must be! Have you tried spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce? We love it so much we don't even eat pasta anymore (except in macaroni salad) haha.

  2. Yeah those insurance deductibles can be high. With so many broken RV windshields, I keep my deductible low. I'm sure I'll need it sooner or later.