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, April 29, 2012

Question and Answer Day

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

The game plan today was to head over to Karen's to work on the patio after lunch. The reason for waiting after lunch was because the temperature that dipped to freezing last night was taking it's time to warm up. My plan was to layout and to start cutting the brick for the firepit. Since my heavy 120 volt extension cord is only 100 feet long I needed longer.

We stopped at the trailer where I was going to borrow our two 50 foot 30 amp extensions to use on this project and Kathy needed to look in the linen cabinet for some pillow cases that should have been brought home for washing.
As we were about to leave a familiar looking pickup was pulling up next to our trailer. It was Gail and Wayne a couple that are both licensed Tool and Dye Journey persons that I used to work with before I retired. They have a Class A Motorhome right next to our trailer and were returning the house and engine batteries that they had removed and had serviced at a local battery shop.

I introduced Kathy to them and before you know it we're all talking like old friends and then we gave them a tour of our trailer and explaining everthing we have done to it and still want to do. They were impressed at the quality and design of our trrailer. They were also telling us of their travel plans for this year and we were telling of ours. We left on a positive note that we might be able to get together on an outing.

Our five minute stop at the trailer had turned into an hour and a half. Oops! So needless to say I managed to layout the firepit to size and determine the angle to cut the bricks. I even managed to dig the pit in the clay but didn't even cut one brick by the time we left to come home for supper.

After supper we started playing catch up on reading the blogs we follow and noted on American-Traveler that today is Bea's Birthday. So I wished her the best and informed her that today April 29th is also Kathy's Birthday. She has since acknowledged the greeting and passed the greeting on to Kathy as well Thank You again Bea.
Jill and her husband Bob from Jillgoes just returned from their first outing of the season but unfortunately had to spend it mostly inside their trailer due to the weather. They plan on making up for it by going to Jamaica for some sun and warmth. There is still a long season ahead you might want to save that trip for next Winter.

Another commenter butterbean carpenter asked if we had built our own trailer and put the Avalanche label on it because he has been looking online for one. Given time I could build this kind of unit but would probably not be able to have the quality of workmanship that is in this unit. I have been making some modifications that for us are improvements but that is as far as I'd go. You can find our trailer by going to Keystone RV Manufacturing or by clicking here. Our Trailer is a Avalanche 340 TG and we are very happy with it.
Another thing that we are very happy with is that in 35 days we will be back on the road. It also means that we are only 52 days until the beginning of Summer and some beautiful warm weather. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.


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Your favorite meal is only available at county fairs.


  1. happy birthday Kathy!..hope you had a great day!!

  2. Happy belated birthday greetings to Kathy.

  3. I can see that your work is deserve a compliment. Posted photos are awesome. I like above all ones. Good thing is that you got cabinet for some for washing what Kathy needed.


  4. That frequently happens to us as well.Have a plan for the day, run into someone and chat for a bit, then before you know it the days almost done, but hey we have tomorrow too. Gotta love retirement!

  5. Thanks friends for posting the reference to my blog. We have 11 "sleeps" till our Jamaica trip. I can't wait! Doesn't it seem that people who enjoy the adventures of life are always counting down in anticipation?