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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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Exercise and Fix-its.

Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida, U.S.A.

The few errands that we ran yesterday must have had more of an effect on us than we figured. We both slept soundly until nearly 8:00 this morning.

After having a quick breakfast Kathy was the one heading out the door to go see what was at the 9:00 craft show being held at the clubhouse. I spent that time remaking the bed before dressing to go out to exercise. As I was about to step out the door Kathy had returned from her outing saying most of the crafts were jewelry and other forms of dust collecting items that we didn’t need. She did spend a couple of dollars on a decorative hand towel that we use in the kitchen because the one we presently have is starting to wear out. 

I asked Kathy if she wanted to go for a bicycle ride around the park and she said yes but she had to change into cooler clothes. Going outside to ready the bikes I just happened to look at our tandem bicycle slightly different and saw a way to move the rear handlebars another inch away from Kathy’s knees. We made it all the way around the park and Kathy wasn’t even winded but it was a new experience as we took our new tandem bike on its maiden ride together. We don’t have a photo of us riding it yet but we will. The big difference is learning to be in time with one another. Back at the trailer I continued my exercising using weights while Kathy started making a wonderful salad that we had for lunch. 
Salad with green beans, chipped ham and pickled peppers.
With lunch finished I immediately changed and headed out to do more outside work on the trailer. The first thing I did was to drill four corner holes in the door grill that I installed yesterday and added pop-rivets. The manufacturer hadn’t sent enough screws and the center portion would have been free to slide. Now everything is rigid looking like it was made that way and the rivets won’t rust because they’re aluminum. 

Last week we purchased another sewer hose carrier so I then had to mount that under the trailer. I also switched the two rear stabilizers putting the large end towards the end of the telescoping jack pad and the small end up. By doing this the “T”-pin is on the upper side of the stabilizer so I won’t have to remove it when we are travelling and when the jack is totally retracted the side brace doesn’t hit the pin. Will rain seep into the stabilizer? Possibly but it will drain in the up position and there is plenty of clearance so that the parts won’t rust together.

A younger couple walking by stopped and introduced themselves. Of course being slightly dehydrated I’ve forgotten their names at this time but we’ll see them again in the next few days. They are from Goderich, Ontario and are only down for a few months before they have to go back.

For supper I grilled more bacon wrapped cheese hotdogs while Kathy made a great mixed bean salad to go with them. There is more chores to do around the trailer but I think I’ll be taking a break from that tomorrow. 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 just "love" manufacturers that don't put all the screws in their DIY products. Good solution, it'll be better than screws.

  2. I am enjoying reading about all of yours and Kathy's fixits! We are new to the lifestyle, so am keeping a list of your wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing... I especially love your stained glass insert...

  3. Just enjoying more wonderful weather gotta love it!