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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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Re-Gen Working and Sad Good Bye.

Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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Having hardly slept on Thursday night we were looking forward to getting between the Winter Sheets last night but there was one little problem, getting our PJs on. Again we turned the Furnace on to to raise the 36 F (2 C) temperature inside the Trailer. The noise level was definitely better which helped us to get caught up on our missed sleep.
We woke and were enjoying the warmth under the covers when we started discussing what we had to do with the rest of our day. We were shocked to see that it was nearly 9:00 in the morning when we finally looked at the Time. After cycling the Furnace again we managed to get dressed and get the inside of the Trailer ready for traveling.
Breakfast was next door at A&W where we enjoyed our meals on real China with real Dinnerware at a reasonable price. When we got back to the Trailer it was time to be moving down the road and head toward Amherstburg.

We were barely down the road Two Minutes when the Truck’s Re-gen finally kicked in. After all the worrying we have been doing lately because it had not been happening finally ended. Kathy was following in the Car as we were going around a bend when it started. At first she wondered what had happen but when she smelled it she knew what it was and was cheering to herself. It stayed on for nearly Twenty Minutes before it finished. Now we can confidently head south without worrying about it.

We drove by the Grocery Stores to find the lots filled with Cars so we kept driving until we reached Walmart. The exact area we wanted to park for the night was empty so with a few turns of the wheel and we were parked for the night.

Even though we’ve been having Sponge Baths since we left Wildwood RV Park on Thursday we haven’t had a chance to wash our Hair. The fact that it has been extremely cold at night did not help. We chose to go to First Choice Hair Cutters where after a short wait we got our Hair washed but unfortunately when they washed my Hair they managed to get half my shirt wet as well. It took hours to dry.

It was past noon so we headed back to Soup and Salad where we each had a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup and we shared another Greek Chicken Salad Wrap.

Finally we headed back to the Trailer and emptied the Freezer of all the meat we haven’t eaten. We didn’t need the hassle when crossing the International Border. When we finished there we headed over to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house. Since they’ll be watching our Car while we are away we don’t feel upset about sharing the Meat with them. We had a short visit before heading out.
Kevin joined us to head over to Liz’s Live Wake. When we got close we knew we weren’t alone as there were at least Forty Cars and Trucks parked along the roadside not counting the Twenty or more already in the Driveway. When we got in the Shop where the Wake was taking place we found Liz wasn’t there. We went in the house to say our Hello before helping Gay bring her out to greeted by the cheers of her other guests. I also had the chance to visit with lots of other Skilled Trades People that I once worked with years ago. Around 5:30 the crowd started to thin because Liz was starting to look very tired. As we were leaving we knew that we were saying Good Bye to Liz for the last time.

Back at Kevin’s he cooked up supper for the boys since Melissa was attending a Fundraiser at the Church. He also allowed us to use his WiFi to post this Blog.

Kevin will drive us back to our Trailer tonight with our Car and we’ll see him again in the Spring. We’ll be crossing the International Border tomorrow morning to start our southern migration. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English Poet


  1. Wishing you a smooth, quick border crossing. Safe travels.

  2. Saying good bye is never easy in many cases but this one has to be very hard.

    Safe travels Rick and Kathy.

  3. First time I have ever heard of a Live Wake. My heart goes out to Liz. God Bless her. Safe travels Kathy and Rick.

  4. Glad the truck is doing what its suppose t. I know you will be excided crossing the border on you way to many adventures.
    Safe travels.

  5. I'm sure the live wake was difficult, but again I really like the idea. I'm sure she appreciated all the turnout and love that was shown. Now on to happier things, like the border crossing! Can't wait to follow along!

  6. What a beautiful thing, although sad.