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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Monday, November 24, 2014

Solving Problems and Helping Out.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

When I looked at the clock this morning at 6:30 I thought I’d get an early start to my day but suddenly my eyes blinked. When my eyes once again opened they were looking at the darkness coming around the window drapes and 8:10 was now showing on the clock. Opening the drapes in the other rooms didn’t bring any more sunlight into the picture. The one thing that was normal was that minutes after I got up Kathy was joining me in the dining room. 

Looking out the balcony door the sky was still dark from the heavy cloud covering nearly convincing you that it was still the middle of the night. Only the odd line of thin clouds would brighten to indicate the sun was hidden behind their darkness. The Weather Channel confirmed that the temperatures were already dropping in our area and that we could expect on and off rain most of the day accompanied by near Gale-force winds. By 9:00 this morning the winds were beginning to rattle the windows in the apartment. 

After spending a short time reading the morning blogs (it seemed like nobody wrote last night) I readied myself to exercise while Kathy decided she’d install her new CPAP mask and hose on her machine. Something didn’t appear right and when she tried the mask she realized that it didn’t fit the way it should. Now we had a mission to get the problem rectified because they had not given her the right sized cushions for her mask. 

While I did my fitness routine Kathy busied herself wrapping some gifts. We know somebody that just couldn’t bring her Christmas gifts for her children home without the kids finding them. With only 31 days left before Christmas she also didn’t know when she’d get a chance to wrap the gifts. Since she also left the wrapping paper here and we have been long done with our own gift wrapping we volunteered to do her’s. 

When I was done my workout I washed up and went to help but Kathy wanted me to start chopping some vegetables for a few food dishes she wanted to make today. When it was time for lunch we both stopped what we were doing to enjoy a Salmon Pasta dish that Kathy created. 

Shortly after 1:00 we were on our way to VitalAire to get their mess straightened around for Kathy’s CPAP mask. It was a white knuckle drive because of wind gusts of 62.5 mph (100 kmh) broadsiding the car as we travelled down the Expressway. We made additional stops at the dollar store and Canadian Tire before finally getting back home. I dropped Kathy near the service entrance so she could check the mail while I parked the car. Imagine my surprise when the wind first pushed me against the car and then nearly knocked me over as I got closer to the building. 

Back in the apartment Kathy immediately had me chopping more vegetables for a ham and pea soup she was making while she continued wrapping gifts. Then I needed to make a box for one gift so that it could be wrapped. Kathy was still busy in the kitchen so I ended up wrapping that gift as well. Once she was done we both worked on wrapping the last gift because of its size and weight. 

We finally sat down to enjoy a wonderful Quiche that we made for supper at 6:00 so instead of watching the Weather Channel we watched the local news with our meal. The wind is still rattling the windows and any leaves that were still on the trees and shrubs yesterday are probably past Toronto as I write this post. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Husband: "this coffee isn't fit for a pig!"

Wife: "Well, let me go and make some that is."


  1. My goodness....62.5 mph winds. I am sure it was a white-knuckle drive. Glad you made it home safely.

  2. Geez, that's dangerous driving weather, I'm glad you made it okay. And how nice you guys are - wrapping gifts for your friend. I've always liked wrapping gifts, but most people don't, that's for sure. I'll bet your friend is delighted to have that job done! Happy Thanksgiving. :)