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, January 16, 2015

From Brrr to Beautiful.

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

As tired as we were when we went to bed last night I managed to toss and turn most of the night until I finally just got up and started reading the blogs before 6:00 this morning. The fact that I had opened all the blinds in the rear of the trailer didn’t help to brighten the inside of the trailer because of the heavy cloud covering outside. Finally around 8:30 I just started making breakfast and as soon as the kettle clicked off Kathy sat right up in bed. That noise seems to be like an alarm to her but she needed her sleep and when I’m not having a restful night neither is she.

While Kathy did her morning reading I freshened up the bed and got dressed to work outside. When we’d gotten home last evening Elaine had left a message that Rick had gotten the front stabilizers installed on their trailer and was probably going to do the rear ones today.  Kathy and I decided to walk over and check it out but as soon as we stepped outside we reached for our coats. It may have been 59 F (15 C) outside but with the blowing north wind it felt much colder than that. 

We visited inside their trailer enjoying warm coffees. Rick and I spoke of the stabilizers and other technical things while Elaine and Kathy talked about the craft show being held at the clubhouse tomorrow amongst other things. Of course we also got our puppy fix as we also visited with Tucker and Lily.

It was definitely a hot soup day back at the trailer for lunch. As we were eating the sun finally broke through the clouds to start warming the day. Once we finished eating it wasn’t long before we were on our way to Labelle. We had a 2:00 appointment to get the oil and filter change on the truck at the local Ford dealership. We arrived a little early and they were running a little behind but we were finished by 3:00. The best part was it cost much less than it does back in Canada and they didn’t change my tire pressure like the dealership back home does.

Since we needed groceries we drove around the block to the Winn Dixie. There were a number of things that we needed that were buy one get one free so that really helped save us some cash. By the time we got through the checkout our lunch was well worn off but we didn’t want to eat out. What we did is we had a picnic in the front seat of the truck where we ate the fried chicken we’d just purchased from their Deli counter. Our meal was more than satisfying and cheaper than even going to a fast food joint. 
Once everything was unloaded and put away in the trailer Kathy told me to work on whatever I wanted so I managed to get the Screen Door Grill installed but they didn’t supply enough screws. We finished the evening just sitting outside talking and watching the goings on at other site. Our biggest laugh is when someone visiting a site on a golf cart asks a dog if he wants to go for a ride just how fast the dog is sitting on the seat waiting for his ride. It was time to go in as soon as the mosquitoes started biting. 

Kathy and I would like to welcome Snickjack as our latest follower. She does have a blog titled Missouri Gal but unfortunately there is no URL and my attempts to find it so far has not been successful. If she can correct that situation we’ll try to give her a shout-out so everyone else can follow her as well.

We’ll be running the heater tonight as the temperature will be dropping into the mid-forties tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Yep. Florida cold is much colder than other places. LOL

  2. Gorgeous sky! Our days are warm here in Tucson, but the nights get down in the 40's...brrrrr

  3. With those "cold" temps you're having in Florida, I'd be asking for my money back. ;c)