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, August 25, 2013

Summer’s Heat is Back.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

Sitting by the side of a major highway for five hours with only the breeze from the passing traffic coming through the open windows did take its toll on Kathy and I because we barely layed down in bed last night and we were fast asleep. Kathy did wake up thinking she had forgotten to shut the hot water heater off but when she actually sat on the edge of the bed she realized we weren’t in the trailer. We slept until nearly 9:00 this morning from the exhaustion.
As soon as we were having breakfast we knew we had to pick up our pace because we had promised to pick up Melissa and bring her to “Art by the River” in Amherstburg. Just as when we are travelling we watch the Weather Channel in the apartment and they were predicting warm temperatures with a hot Heat Index. After Kathy made a quick phone call to Melissa we were out the door within minutes.
We were at Kevin and Melissa’s to pick her up and arriving at the park all before 11:00 a.m. I dropped Kathy and Melissa off at the gate and went in search of a place to park and since this was an advertised event all that could be seen was a sea of parked vehicles. By the time I returned the girls had been browsing and enjoying the atmosphere but by 12:30 the heat was starting to build and we knew it was time to leave.
Melissa feeling the heat.
Back at their house we basked in the coolness of the air conditioned climate enjoying cool drinks. We caught up on our missed visit from this past week while we were away and about Kevin’s upcoming surgery in the morning.
These kids knew how to keep cool.
Figuring we’d get a few things done at home today we left after 1:00 but by the time we were halfway home Kathy was starting to feel sickly. That’s when we stopped at McDonalds for a chicken wrap. Her sugar was dropping because we hadn’t eaten lunch yet and it was nearly 2:00.
From there Kathy and I stopped at the trailer to collect clothes we had left behind last night. By the time we locked the trailer and were about to leave Gail Lay arrived to get some things from their Class A rig. I had worked with Gail and her husband Wayne for many years before they closed the plant. I had also introduced Kathy to them when we had been at the trailer and they were there as a couple. We talked over a half hour before the heat started making us uncomfortable.
Saying our good byes we went to Metro grocery store to pick up fruits, vegetables and milk before heading home. After everything was unpacked and put away I fired up the Weber Q and grilled a couple of nice chicken breast that Kathy had marinated in a nice Olive oil and Dill mix. I used the Low and Slow technique that was taught to me the other night by George “The Weber “Q” Man of Blogland” and they turned out perfectly.
George cooking Low and Slow.
We had just finished the supper dishes when our daughter Karen called saying nobody was going to be home tonight so we’ll visit Monday or Tuesday night. Even with the high temps we’ll be finding something to do tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.          


You Might Be a Redneck If

You break wind in public and blame it on your kid.

1 comment:

  1. You keeping busy thats for sure.
    I love this hot weather that has returned.
    Glad your chicken turned out good.
    Thanks for the shout, thats the way I like to cook on the grill works great for me.