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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Friday, December 20, 2013

A Christmas Visit.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

We had an enjoyable evening at the Retirees Christmas Party last night. I met up with people that I had worked with for over twenty years. It was nice to come home post the blog and head to bed. Unfortunately in the celebration of the night I made the mistake of having a coffee after my meal. The problem was it was not Decaf coffee so even though I managed to go to sleep I was constantly slipping between sleep and being awake. 

By 7:30 I was wide awake and getting things ready for breakfast and watching the Weather Channel as they spoke of most of southern Ontario being hit with freezing rain later today and throughout tomorrow. Kathy was up by 8:00 after a good night’s sleep. After breakfast it wasn’t long before we were on the computers doing what we do every morning. 

Shortly after 9:30 my aunt Anna called to confirm our luncheon date for today. With a slight change as to where we would meet but everything went off without a problem in fact it worked out better. Instead of meeting them at my cousin Jackie’s home we met at Red Lobster. Yesterday after unsuccessfully trying to attach a new access cover under the trailer I figured out how to do it but this required another stop at Home Depot which just happened to be across the street from Red Lobster. We left home early and had made the necessary purchase of supplies in less than ten minutes. 

We only sat in the parking lot for a few minutes but it was worth it. That meant we got extra hugs and handshakes in before we went in to eat. We all chose from the luncheon specials and were more than happy with the size of the portions. It also gave us more time to catch up on things that have been happening in all our lives. 

One of those things is my uncle Bob requires the use of a portable oxygen pump due to chemical exposures during his career. This unit plugs into the twelve volt plug (cigarette lighter) in the car but for some reason it wouldn’t work. I tried finding the fuses but couldn’t find anything wrong and since Bob had left the Owner’s manual at home in London I couldn’t trace the problem. 

The next step was to stop at the local GM dealership to see if they could find the problem. We ended up leaving the car and returning to our apartment where we got another hour of more visiting time in. When the dealer called saying it was only a blown fuse bob asked where it was located. Would you believe in the trunk! That is someplace I would have never looked. 

Bringing them back to the dealership they had the technician show them where the fuse was so if this happens again they can simply change it themselves. With more hugs and handshakes and messages of safe travels we headed in different directions. Kathy went online to do some banking while I researched fuel prices for our trip. 

When it came time for supper Kathy discovered she had miscalculated her food stocks so we had to go back to the grocery store. Kathy also acknowledged that we shouldn’t shop for food on an empty stomach so we ate supper at the Michigan Dinner. Tomorrow we’ll be eating at home. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


Did you hear about the human cannonball that once worked at the circus?

He got fired.


  1. Kathy is a pretty smark cookie! She got dinner out!

  2. It is amazing where they hide some of those fuses. The levelling jacks on coach has 4 fuses, in three different locations!