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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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Helpful Killing Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

It was only minutes after we posted our blog last night that we received a phone call from our daughter Karen. She had waited to call because as soon as she got home from work she and Greg had taken on the task of installing their pool cover. The family was in awe over what Kathy and I had done yesterday. It felt good helping them out. 

For the last few weeks we’ve had a complaint in with the building manager that we have been getting Yellow Jackets in our apartment through the bathroom exhaust vent. Last night as Kathy sat at her computer she actually got stung on her hand. I killed at least a dozen of them before going to bed. 

Sleeping until nearly 8:30 this morning we were both feeling refreshed especially with the fact that we slept with the windows cracked open and the night time temperatures dipped to the low 40’s. We were happy to see the Weather Channel showing more seasonable temperatures coming for the next week. The coffee we had with our breakfast helped to take a slight chill out of us both.

 We had just finished eating breakfast when the phone rang. Greg was calling to borrow our key to his house. It seems that he doesn’t carry a key and always uses the electric garage door opener to enter the house. Well today the garage door wouldn’t open and he couldn’t get in. That was the same reason why we got the keys in the first place because if one of the grandkids got sick at school and we picked them up we had to bring them to the apartment if the garage door wouldn’t open. If the power was out or the door started playing games we could still get them into their own home with the key. 

When Greg arrived to pick up the key he again thanked me for the jobs that we’d done. He admitted seeing the old fan on the couch and just though Karen had put it there so he’d install it. When granddaughter Kylla noticed her picture hanging in her room they thought it was strange. Then he walked into his bedroom to see the new fan. 

After he left when I returned to the apartment I was on another killing spree of Yellow Jackets. I then went down to the office to report the increase of the problem and the fact that Kathy had gotten stung. When Lynn the manager looked at the file she nearly hit the roof. The head office for the Boardwalk Corporation in Alberta had changed the work-order from an Extermination to an Inspection. She was immediately on the phone with the local Orcan Exterminators. A half hour later she was outside our apartment with the exterminator while I was killing more wasps inside. At present the main nest is in the bathroom exhaust vent not in our apartment but our friends Grant and Sandy’s apartment directly above us. Lucky for them they are at their trailer at the lake. When I called him and told him of the problem he immediately called the manager to give her the go ahead to take care of the problem. 

Between killing more Yellow Jackets with a fly swatter and helping Kathy do research for our 2014/2015 winter trip I also took the time to call Dominion Collision. John apologized saying the truck wouldn’t be ready until Thursday. It seems most of his people don’t want to work Saturdays for the overtime with all this nice weather. Gee I can’t imagine why! Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.          


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  1. It is about time they do something about those fests! Hope they are gone for good!

  2. Good luck with those yellow jackets, they should be gone for good now.