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 10, 2015

Some Assembly Required.

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

Even though we didn’t have anything pressing that we wanted to do today we were still up shortly after 7:30 this morning. We’d spent another cold night under the covers with the heater running but by the time we were having breakfast the outside temperature was already up to 55 F (13 C). With the north wind shaking the trailer you didn’t see too many people in a hurry to be outside. Once breakfast was over we retreated to the computers to catch up on what other RVers and our kids were up to.

By 10:00 I was outside wearing a sweater armed with a new to-do list that I’d made for myself. Kathy busied herself putting together our supper in the slow-cooker and other chores inside. We have now been here just over the week and it was time to flush out our black tanks and to empty the greys. I also managed to readjust the fasteners on the flags in an attempt to stop the wind from winding them around their poles. Kathy needed batteries installed in her outdoor chandelier as well as relocating the light-ball on the hanger. I also took the time to finish emptying the last of the hardware that I’d left in the truck from our shopping trip to Fort Myers yesterday. I even started unpacking the package of jack stabilizers so that I could maybe start their installation today. 

Kathy started getting a touch of cabin fever being inside the trailer as the wind continued moving it so she came outside to read but before she could even sit down I suggested we walk over to Elaine and Rick’s for a visit. When we got there they introduced us to their friend Matt that they work with back home. There was still plenty of wind out on their patio to the point you could smell the bacon one of our neighbors was cooking outside way over at their site. As soon as we returned to our trailer all you could smell was our supper cooking as you opened the door. For lunch we satisfied our hunger with sandwiches and some potato salad. 

Since we left home on Christmas night we have only been drinking water that we brought from home because the water in Florida is not very good on our kidneys. Well now it was time to refill our containers as we’d emptied them for drinking, making coffee, tea and cooking with. Kathy wanted to do the dishes so she told me to take the trash and go fill our containers by myself down by the Marina. The water dispenser is located inside their workout room and cost a quarter per gallon. Sixteen quarters later I was slowly making my way back to the trailer. 

After replacing the water jugs in our water cart I again headed back outside to try to figure out how to install the stabilizers. I normally never have a problem assembling most things we purchase but when the hardware package comes with a variety of about fifty bolts, nuts and washers and no instructions it can leave you a little puzzled. I got on the phone to Jay at Camping World and I explained my dilemma but the best he could do was have someone call me back. I went online trying to find a download with no luck. Kathy typed the same thing I did but added the words how to install and up popped a thirty-six page instruction manual. You can tell who does most of the research in our house.

The meal that Kathy had made in the slow-cooker was excellent and we still have more meat for another meal or two. Tomorrow the temperatures will be back on the warmer side with less wind so maybe I might get some of the heavy jobs done around here. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Pretty soon you will run out f projects and have to buy another trailer. Enjoy the heat there.

  2. We were always VERY careful about our drinking water too. Every time we stopped at a Walmart (or such) Doug would make sure that our main little tank in the VW was full via our 5 gallon container and then we would always take it into Walmart and fill it with their purified machines. I think it only cost about $2. It was well worth it and we never had any problem as the water was pure.....

    1. .....We never used the "hose" water from anywhere.