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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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spreadsheets, Helping Out and Not Happy.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

Yes I managed to sleep last night but when your back tells you 7:00 in the morning is the latest you can stay in bed you get up. That’s another story. The best I could do was to turn on the Weather Channel to see what the forecast would be for the day. Surprisingly the temperature was supposed to climb to the mid-40’s and stay there until tomorrow night but the sun would once again be hidden behind clouds blanketing us with drizzle for the next twenty-four hours. After getting things ready for breakfast I headed to the computers because Kathy was sleeping in and it was nearly 8:00 before she came into the office. We managed to get the better part of our morning reading done before we took a break to actually go eat our breakfast. 

Kathy started back on researching things to do when we’ll be in Florida this winter while I started making a working Spreadsheet for our daughter. As most young families today they are caught up in the everyday commercialism that everyone is bombarded with. She listened to us tell her how the spreadsheets that I made for Kathy to use make things so much easier for her to balance our budget  that she finally asked if I could make one for them the other night. 

At present I have made three proto type pages that I’ll review this with her this evening before I finish the entire thing. Kathy and I brainstormed anything and everything that they’d need to keep track of. It will keep track of monies coming in and going out and showing the final balance of whether they are overspending or living within their means. 

After checking for the mail downstairs we were nearly finished eating lunch when the phone rang. Kylla our granddaughter was calling in a panic. She was home sick from school and thought she’d organize her toiletry basket under the bathroom sink when disaster hit. A bottle of white nail polish had fallen out and broken on the black ceramic floor tiles. The harder she tried to clean it the worse it got. 

When we got there she had tried rubbing alcohol with no luck and she didn’t have any nail polish remover. While Kathy and Kylla cleaned other items that had gotten polish on them I went to the drug store and purchased the polish remover. Between Kylla and I it only took three minutes to have the tiles completely clean as if the incident had never happened. 

Back home I called and spoke to Sid at General RV to hear from him about the progress on our trailer. What I heard did not make me a happy camper. The repairs to the front of the trailer are completed but parts to repair the trailer where the blowout had damaged it are supposed to arrive this week. That was not what the manager was reading to me from the work-order the other day. We are just over a month from our departure date and we still have things to load back in the trailer. This is getting ridiculous! 

This evening we were supposed to return to Karen’s so she could review the spreadsheet and give some input on it before I finish it but something came up and she called at supper time to postpone. It's good that we can be flexible.Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  1. I've had that issue of getting the actual parts being the most difficult part of the repair equation. It sure is frustrating. Good luck.

  2. Please share the spreadsheet with us. My job for 20 years was with working with Lotus 123 and then Excel. Loved it!