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, December 31, 2013

Southern Chores and New Year’s Eve.

Our Location today is Old Town, Florida.

This morning we both slept until after 8:00 but we weren’t sleeping in. I had showered after 10 last evening which kept me awake until after midnight. Kathy was still fighting whatever it was she’d come down with and was up between 3:00 and 4:00 this morning. Slowly we are becoming more relaxed and out of the travel mode and with the access door now under the trailer we can run the furnace to take the chill out of the air. 

Before having our breakfast I checked out the weather forecasts for the area of Florida we are presently in and where we will be heading to on Thursday. Both had a common theme that we should be seeing an increase in rain activity until the weekend and that Friday will see temperatures near the freezing mark through the night. At least we don’t have to shovel this like the kids are doing back home. 

The reason for checking that was I needed to redrain our water lines because there was still a pinkish color near the low point drains under the trailer. Even though that RV Anti-Freeze is not supposed to be toxic it is a chemical and that in itself should not be trusted but it leaves an after taste in the water. 
Once breakfast was over I headed out to shut the water and with Kathy’s help to open the faucets inside the trailer I open all the drains. It was amazing the time it took to flush it out but by the end we were only getting clear clean tasting water from the drains. Next was to get everything back to normal. 

Since we couldn’t get any MiFi or Cell Phone service here at camp and we needed a few supplies by 11:00 we were headed to Chiefland. When we got there we sat in a parking lot where Kathy was able to make her call with no problem. Next it was my turn where I tried to call General RV dealership back in Michigan. Either they are having a problem with their phone service or they were closed through the Holidays because the connection was like an endless loop with nobody actually picking up the phone. 

Kathy and I went for lunch at Bar-B-Q Bill’s a place we’d eaten last January. The place is always packed and the food is tasty and reasonably priced. I again tried calling Michigan with the same results so I’ll just wait until Friday to call back. 

The straps on our bicycle carrier somehow failed on our trip south and considering they are now a couple of years old I needed to find something to replace them with. The TSC store only had heavy duty straps and even Walmart had everything Kathy needed but not for me. Then I spotted the Dollar Tree store and thought what did I have to lose? Five minutes later I walked out with four medium sized nylon dog collars for less than five dollars. Problem solved.   

Kathy and I hope all our readers that are going out to Celebrated New Year’s Eve will do it Safely and not Drink and Drive. We’d also like to wish our daughter Karen and son-in-law a Happy Anniversary today. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  1. Hope your 2014 is happy and healthy. Continued safe travels.

  2. Happy New Year to you and Kathy. We wish you both a great 2014! Looking forward to hearing about your winter travels.

  3. Happy New Year! Have a fun and safe 2014. :)

  4. All the best to you guys in 2014. enjoy Florida.

  5. Happy new year! I'm looking forward to reading all about your Florida adventures and explorations. Have fun.

  6. Happy New Year! We're looking forward to hearing about your adventures this winter!

  7. Great idea on the dog collars!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard