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, January 19, 2015

It’s The Pictures

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

Last night the temperatures here in southern Florida dropped to the mid 40’s so in order for us to sleep comfortably we needed to run the electric cube heater. For Kathy that didn’t seem to bother her but for me it caused me to have another one of those wakeful nights.

We were both up by 8:00 but even though it seemed brighter outside there was a greyness around us. Opening the curtains we could barely see the trailer just over twenty feet away through the fog. As we ate breakfast the sun started burning the moisture from the air. The Weather Channel showed the temperature had not quite reached 50 F (10 C) and would be slow to become comfortable outside. We settled in at the computers to get caught up on our reading before I suited up to head out the door. 

After gathering what tools I thought that I’d need I headed over to Elaine and Rick’s with the intention of completing a promise that I’d made. They were also busy on their computers waiting for the outside temps to improve. Since I’d forgotten a hammer a quick walk back to our trailer remedied the situation. Since my occupation as welder surrounded me with many different types of metal workers I managed to learn a lot of helpful things. Rick wants to add an auxiliary fuel tank in the box of their pickup. Part of the 5th wheel hitch stuck so far forward ahead of the rails and had no structural value so I was about to change that. After marking and center punching the entire line within fifteen minutes I had cut the excess 2.5 inches of material using a cutting wheel. Rick and Elaine were extremely grateful and with a little paint it looked like it was manufactured that way. After we’d finished lunch at our trailer I took the time to repaint our 5th wheel hitch as it was getting pretty scratched up.   

By 1:30 I was climbing on top of our trailer to remove the ceiling vent over our kitchen to replace it with the new Fantastic Fan that we had returned to Camping World to pick up last Thursday. The one thing you can never say about RV Manufacturers is that they don’t use enough sealer around roof vents. It took nearly an hour cleaning sealer from the roof before I could even start removing the vent. Rick stopped over to lend a hand but I’ll need his help to run 12 volt power in the next day or so. From the outside the vent looks the same but from the inside it looks like a work in progress.

I’m sure that most of you have noticed less pictures in our post. The reason is that even by cropping pictures they seem to use a lot of our limited MiFi data. We make certain to turn it off when we are not using it and to shut our automatic updates off but as soon as we post pictures the data shoots through the roof. We’ll still be posting pictures but we’ll just have to be more selective of which ones we post while on the road. 

For supper I grilled some chicken to go with a pasta vegetable stir fry Kathy had made for supper. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. When I edit my pictures in Picasa, and move them to another folder for the blog they are downsized, to a very small format.

  2. It's been in the 50's, in Missouri lately, and we are all running around in shorts. I'd like to get some vent covers for my rv but we keep talking about selling it and buying one with a slide. I bought a Sunnybrook, 24ft travel trailer to start out with. 5 years and now. I'm ready for a change but I haven't found the perfect one yet. Enjoy your weather!