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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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Busy, Busy Christmas.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

We both slept intermittently last night and it wasn’t because of pretravel anticipation. Instead it was the Night before Christmas and we were anticipating our Christmas morning deliveries. Since Kathy and I have been together we have been making our Christmas morning deliveries to the grand children and even the kids too. When the economy tanked back in 2008 Gary had to move to where the jobs were and when our son-in-law Rob passed our daughter Rose just found it easier to do the gifts on her birthday. 

This morning we were up having our coffee at 6:00 and were out the door by 6:30. Luckily we had brought up a shopping cart and loaded it up last night. We stopped at Tim Horton’s and bought a round of coffee to help Karen, Greg and ourselves be as wide awake as the kids. Even though the enthusiasm level from the children is less due to the aging process everyone was still intent to see the reactions to what they had bought for one another. 

Shortly after 9:00 Karen and Greg made up French Toast and Hash-browns for everyone to share for breakfast. When they found out we were planning on dining at home by ourselves tonight or go for Chinese food but we were told we were joining Greg’s family for supper. 

Back at the apartment it didn’t take too long to reload the truck so we could head out to Kevin and Melissa’s for the second stop of the day. We arrived by 11:00 and walked in to find Melissa had made a huge spread of finger foods for us to snack on. Since the boys were already enjoying the toys that Santa had brought them in the back room the adults had a chance to exchange gifts before they even realized we were there. 

Before leaving I borrowed Kevin’s miter saw so that when we got back to the apartment I was able to cut the framing material for the access door on the trailer. I simply laid a protective sheet on the dining room table and with the use of elbow grease had the job done in ten minutes. I’ll return the saw tomorrow! 

I gathered a couple of shopping carts loading one with things that can’t be loaded in the truck until we leave on Friday and the other with things that will be loaded in the morning. Kathy then needed a Snap because of the early (to her) hour she’d gotten up this morning. 

By 5:00 we were at Karen and Greg’s saying hello to Greg’s parents and brother’s families. It is strange how many people are amazed at our way of travelling and only wish they could do it. They were all wishing us the best and safe travels on our trip when we left at 7:30. 

Grampa Ray showing Tyler some pointers on his new Guitar.
At the apartment true to my word I gathered the laundry and my computer and headed downstairs. Once I had the wash going I started writing this post. However everyone in the building that knows we are leaving soon and saw me stopped by to talk. It was nice to catch up but now before I finished writing this post I had clothes I need to go fold downstairs. 
Ashley going to work.
Kathy and I hope everyone had a Merry and Blessed Christmas with family and friends. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  1. A pretty busy day enjoying you family, then hit the road.

  2. I hope your send off tomorrow morning goes smoothly and your travels are safe. Looking forward to enjoying your Florida adventures with you.