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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Friday, April 26, 2019

Not Supposed To Rain, Chores, Grocery Shopping and The Pagemaster.

Our Location today is at Wildwood Golf and RV Park, McGregor, Ontario.

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Even though we felt tired from our busy day yesterday we both seemed to have trouble falling asleep last night. Even though the Forecast for our area called for a clear night it was shortly after midnight when the Rain started tapping away on our Roof. That wasn’t our imaginations running away with us because we both heard it.

I was up before 8:00 going through my usual routine opening the Window Shades, looking at the large puddles on the Street then checking The Weather Network for the coming forecast. A Cold, Cloudy and Windy day gusting to 35 MPH but no more Rain.
Maybe I cheered to myself and Kathy felt the vibration of my excitement because she was soon joining me downstairs. Other then the idea of doing some grocery shopping we didn’t have much planned for the day. 
After reading a lot of Catch-Up Blogs and all the other News we planned an early lunch. Today we finished the Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage. When that was done we cleaned up the Dishes and Cookware before getting ready to leave.

Kathy busied herself making a Shopping List. I went outside to check a few things. The first was the Water Faucet at the Post had not been opened completely and was causing a drop in our Water Pressure. We also want to use the Propane Side of our Water Heater while on our Site this year to keep our Electricity Costs down. We’ve also been having to run our Blue Flame Heater for the last couple of days and we are looking at temperatures close to the Freezing Mark this Weekend so I wanted to be certain we’d have enough Propane to see us through.
We were soon on our way to the Amherstburg Walmart because there was more than food on Kathy’s List. We searched the other departments unsuccessfully first before looking for the Groceries. The only thing we walked out with was some of the Food on the List.
Next we went to Dollarama for some supplies that we know are less expensive then Walmart at that location.
We finally stopped at the No-Frills grocery store. We managed to find the rest of the Groceries on our List.

On our way Home we noticed that the Clouds to the North were getting quite dark but the Forecast said we would not get any Rain today. Back at the Trailer I hauled everything in while Kathy started putting things away. After finishing that we decided to sit for a few minutes to relax. That’s when a Hard Rain started coming down for about Ten Minutes. When it stopped there was as much Water on the Street as there had been this morning.
We had Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheeses Sandwiches for supper before watching a Family Movie that was made over 25 Years ago called “The Pagemaster” starring Macauley Culkin and Christopher Lloyd. It was a cute movie that we even enjoyed. Many movies have Extra Scenes but this one showed how the Movie was made. It was partly Filmed live, Animated and Computer Enhanced. The Animation (Cartoon) was done Old School with everything being Hand Drawn. It took Three Years to produce this Movie with nearly a Million Hand Drawn Pictures.

Occasionally we need to clarify for our readers some of the things we write on our Blog. When we or any other Foreign Snowbirds write about having to submit an 8840 Form to the IRS it is to show we are not working while in the US and not staying in that Country longer then the allowable length of time.

The Second thing was what was written in yesterday’s Blog. Each Canadian Province has a Premier which is similar to a Governor in the US. What happens in one Province or State does not mean that it will happen in the rest. In Ontario the newly formed Provincial Government under Premier Ford is proposing to end Out of Country Health Coverage. Many Snowbirds depend on that Coverage even though it is not enough for many Health Related Issues but it’s something. Due to the Coverage we have through our contract with Ford Motor Company we don’t have to worry but many others are not so fortunate.

This evening we have been able to hear the Wind coming from a distance before it slams into the Trailer hard enough to shake it. Not sure what we are up to tomorrow but we’ll think of something. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. The weather everywhere is terrible for this time of year.

  2. Corned beef and cabbage looks yummy! Hoping that weather changes for you soon!!

  3. Sounds like you had the same weather day we had though the rain lasted here until around noon. Saw the dark clouds only sprinkled where we were. Take care.

  4. Thank you for schooling us about your country, its health care and the US tax regulations you have to follow.

  5. Ford's changes are going to impact a lot of snowbirds.

  6. Here in BC we don't have our of county health care, in fact we are not covered traveling to Alberta or any other province.