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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A Plan, Hearing Aids, Shopping and New Appointments.


Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.
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We were both in bed before midnight but there was a difference. When it had only cooled by a couple of degrees in the evening Kathy finally said she needed some relief so we turned on the Air Conditioning for the first time this year. Even on a low setting we could hear it in the bedroom which made it difficult for us to fall to sleep as well as staying that way.
I was up by 8:00 this morning and just started getting breakfast ready when Kathy joined me. After having our Cereal and Medications we took our Coffee/Tea to our Computers where The Weather Network showed even under Cloudy Skies it already felt like 84 F (29 C).
While we drank our morning drinks I explained what I was hoping to do and Kathy agreed. By 9:30 we were on our way out the door with a Plan in place.
It was 9:45 when we arrived at Clear Imaging where I was told to go for Chest X-rays. When I spoke to our Family Doctor’s Office yesterday they guaranteed me the Script had been sent by FAX. I spoke to the same receptionist as on Monday and she said again they had no Script.

Sitting in the Car with Kathy I called our Doctor’s Office telling them that the Script had not arrived and that I would gladly drive to their Office where they could slip me a Hard Copy because things were not improving for me. Lisa verified the location and sent it once again.

Back inside Clear Imaging I was told they sometime get a Thousand FAXs at a time (hard to believe) so she would check with their Office upstairs. While Social Distancing in their waiting room a few more patients arrived then I was called in. In less then Five Minutes my X-rays were taken and I was headed for the door and my Plan had worked.

We were barely in the Apartment when I realized we didn’t stop to pick up the Laundry Money because we didn’t have a list,
We worked together setting up the Crock Pot to make supper. I pealed the Potatoes and chopped the Onion while Kathy added the Chicken Wings and Seasoning to start it cooking. Then we realized we needed to have lunch. Since there were no Hamburger Buns Kathy used the last Two Hotdog Buns and heated the Leftover Pulled Pork for our lunch. It was filling enough.
We were driving out of the Parking Lot when my Cell Phone went off. It was Tina at Hearing Life saying Kathy’s Hearing Aids were ready for pick up. I said we’d be there in Fifteen Minutes and Kathy was walking in their door with her Mask at that time. They had to replace them as the Contacts had corroded in less then a year.
Wearing our Masks we headed over to the Zehr’s grocery store where I had seen GatoradeOn Sale” the other day. When we were getting our Cart there was the Gatorade at $6.00 off each case. We got Low Sodium for Kathy and Original for me. We picked up a few other things like Muffins and a half a Water Melon for a snack.
We then stopped at Dollarama where we got Hamburger and Hotdog Buns for $2.00 a package which is half the price of the grocery store. We also found a few more Food Stocks to bring home with us.
We made our last stop at Motor City Community Credit Union to get Loonies and Quarters to use for our laundry. I still had to disinfect my hands before signing a form saying that I was Virus Free. Even if we feel well we could still be carriers. Really a changing world we live in.

In the Apartment we had just put away our purchases when the phone rang. It was the Southwest Endoscopic Clinic calling to reschedule me for the appointment they had to cancel on April 2nd due to the Coronavirus Shutdown. At least this is a morning appointment rather then a late afternoon like the first one was. Better Safe then Sorry.
Before I knew it Kathy was serving supper but the problem was that it was the size of a Feast. Besides the Chicken Wings, Potatoes and Onions Kathy added her Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Green Beans as sides then had pieces of Water Melon for dessert.

We washed up the Dishes before watching the 6 o’clock Local News. We then channel surfed on the Protests that are happening in the US. Sad state of affairs. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

There's something permanently hidden in your toilet tank.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Still Waiting, Working Out and Wrong Number.


Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.
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I don’t know what happen last night but after I went to bed the next time I opened my eyes it was nearly 6:00 this morning. I really wanted to get an early workout in so I sat on the edge of the Bed and blinked. Still sitting I then looked at a clock that showed it was after 8:00. I hate when I blink like that but it seems to happen to me a lot lately.
I managed to get things ready for breakfast and had just started my Computer when Kathy joined me. She barely remembered going to bed before waking this morning.

Minutes after 9:00 I contacted our Family Doctor’s Office and asked about the FAX for my X-ray to Clear Imaging. Apparently they sent the FAX before they left for the day yesterday but when they arrived this morning the Machine indicated that it had failed to go through so they had just resent it and the printout said it was successful.

Not wanting to waste my time I tried calling Clear Imaging only to get a looped message that never allowed me to speak with anyone. I had no choice but to wait for a call.

I again tried reaching my aunt Anna without success so I just figured she was out Social Distance Socializing with other residents. I’ll try after supper.
We got caught up on our Blog reading along with a lot of other things before having Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch along with a Yogurt Cup, Cookies and an Orange for dessert.

Kathy found a few things to change around in the Bedroom so I spent that time Exercising and felt great for the workout. With the breeze coming through the open Balcony Door and Bedroom Window I was quite comfortable but Kathy was sweating. It would not be until later that we would find out how warm it actually was.
I went back to working on the Computer noticing that it was past 5:00 which was the Time that Clear Imaging closed for the day. Yesterday they told me they would call once they had received the Prescribed X-ray FAX from my Doctor. I have a plan that will happen in the morning tomorrow.
Kathy surprised me with a Pulled Pork Sandwich right at my Computer. This Pandemic has really changed our eating habits. Trying to cut back on our intake we each only had the single sandwich but there’s more for another day.

The 6 o’clock Local News reported another Case in our area. Our daughter Karen called to see how we are doing. We both had the chance to talk to her.

I again tried reaching my aunt with no success. Getting a little worried I called Jackie my cousin to see if she was all right. Turns out the phone number I was calling was the one she had before. After getting the proper number I’ll call tomorrow. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Success is a journey not a destination.

The doing is often more important than the outcome.

Arthur Ashe, Professional Tennis Player.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Time.


Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.
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Being that I had so little sleep the night before it shocked Kathy that I had turned my Computer off before she did last night. We both fell asleep fairly quickly but by 2:30 I was tossing around and accidentally unfastened the straps on my CPAP Mask. Taking it to the other room I managed to get it reset within Ten Minutes and headed back to bed. Next thing I knew it was minutes after 8:00 and Time to start my day.
It was nearly 9:00 when Kathy joined me for breakfast. As soon as we were done I tried making a call to my aunt Anna to wish her a Happy 81st Birthday but the phone just kept ringing. With no Answering Machine to take a message I finally hung up after Three Minutes thinking of calling back this evening.
We had our Coffee/Tea at the Computers and got our morning reading and chores finished before I made another call. This one was to our Family Doctor. It took a few minutes before Lisa answered and I explained the problem. She took the phone number and would have the Doctor call me back. Fifteen Minutes later George called and when I explained the problem he suggested a Chest X-ray at Clear Imagining. He mentioned he would FAX the Script to them and if I had it done today we could have the results for tomorrow.
While I finished getting ready Kathy started making the Split Pea Soup for our lunch along with Cookies, Yogurt Cups and Orange we shared for our dessert.

Moments later we were heading down Riverside Drive. We actually remembered to bring the Camera today so Kathy was able to get some Pictures showing how wonderful our weather was.
Clear Imaging
Since Medical Services are just starting to open up here in Ontario they only want the patient inside to make it easier to Social Distance so Kathy stayed in the Car to read a book she brought along. Inside Clear Imagining after disinfecting my hands and answering questions I was told to have a seat. The seats along the window were facing the windows to render them useless. The remainder of the seats had every other one Taped Off with a message about Social Distancing.
After a Half Hour passed and a number of others that came in after me were called in I was called back to the Desk. There was no FAX from the Doctor. Using my Cell Phone I got the message that at this Time the office is only open until Noon. The Time was 1:45. I’ll have to call again in the morning. This is not the first time that the Doctor’s FAX Machine has caused us problems and I’ll be saying that when I speak to them.
The Maze runs from the Front entrance past the shed on the
right  then back to the entrance. You exit from the
Garden Section or the Contractors Door.
Taking a leisurely drive back up Tecumseh Road we stopped at Home Depot to pick up a bag of Potting Soil. Even though there was no one in line ahead of us we still had to walk the Two Hundred Foot Maze that provides Social Distancing to get in the front door then sanitize our Hands. Heading to the Garden Center it was easy to find what we wanted before getting in the long line to pay for our $3.00 Potting Soil. It took over a Half Hour for something so easy.
Kathy reminded me of the Floor Mat that we needed to get from our Storage Unit and to check the Mail. Checking the Mail at Guardian Storage only our CAA Magazine had arrived. Driving back to our Storage Unit Kathy was amazed when I rolled up the door then removed the Mat she wanted without stepping foot in the Unit.
We headed over to Motor City Community Credit Union so I could get some Laundry Coins. Inside the Foyer the second door was locked but there was a sign that was not there the last time I was stating their new Temporary Hours 10am – 3pm. The Time was 3:10.

Being a little put out with not having gotten the X-rays or Coins it wasn’t until we were upstairs in the Apartment that I realized that I had forgotten the Potting Soil and Mat in the Car. All this Time on our hands is not helping.
For supper Kathy made Pancakes covered with Mixed Fruit as a topping. On the 6 o’clock Local News they reported a few more deaths in our area due to the Coronavirus. Looking at another busy day tomorrow. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

I’d like to make a joke about sodium, but Na.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Early Riser, Cooking The Root and Organizing A Computer.


Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.
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I don’t know why but I was wide awake and sitting at my Computer before 7:00 this morning even after laying in bed for a Half Hour. Of course it was also the morning that my Computer decided to do an Up-Date so I went and got things ready for breakfast. Being that Kathy had a hard time falling asleep it would be nearly 9:00 before she would join me.
When I was finally able to get on to The Weather Network I was just about to take a Photo of the temperature when it jumped from 43 F (6 C) to 46 F (8 C). That’s cool for this area at this time of year.
Looking outside showed that it was going to be a bright sunny day but with the Northerly Breeze the high for the day was only 61 F (16 C).
We worked together making Spaghetti and Meatballs for lunch along with a dessert plate of a Brownie, Yogurt Cup and an Orange.
We’d barely finished eating when we started cleaning up the Dishes then the Kitchen. While Kathy went back to her Computer I started cleaning and slicing a Celery Root that would become tonight’s supper. Once that was completed I started boiling it to soften it. Once it was cooked it was placed on a plate to cool because trying to finish the process at that time would have ruined everything.

We went back to the Computers. Since I was caught up on my Blog reading there was something else I needed to do. I often download Sayings, Jokes or Pictures that catch my attention. I then organize them into Folders that I have created but not always immediately. Sometimes (Most-Times) I put them all in the same Folder then go back to organize them later. It has been quite a while since that happen so I started the sorting process around 2:00 this afternoon.
Kathy finished breading and sauteing the Celery Root and served it to me right at my Computer. It wasn’t until after I ate the first piece that I thought to take a picture. As I’ve mentioned before this can be eaten as a Side, a Snack or as an a Meal. Hot or Cold it tastes delicious. Since this was a smaller sized Celery Root there were no Leftovers.

We watched the 6 o’clock Local News before watching a movie until nearly 10:00. All that time I had been reorganizing those Downloads while mostly listening to the Television. I haven’t gotten to the Halfway mark.

Tomorrow we’ll be able to make a few phone calls so we’ll know what we’ll be doing next. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Go big or go home., because it’s true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku American Actress.