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, February 16, 2015

Getting Out And Pizza On The Grill.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

Even after having a restless night of sleep I was still up reading at the computer by 7:30 this morning. Kathy on the other hand has been overworking herself the last few days so she slept until shortly after 8:00.  After breakfast we both returned to the computers getting caught up on posts from bloggers who had been recently absent and were playing a game of catch up.

Of course all good things must come to an end just as routine chores that need to be done. After blog reading I changed the bed linens while Kathy changed the bath towels. Yes today would be the chore of doing the laundry. Once everything was sorted and loaded into the truck we headed towards Punta Gorda. 

We’d no sooner entered the city limits when we realized that it was nearly 12:00 and since it would take at least a couple of hours to do the laundry we should eat lunch first. Looking for someplace to eat we caught sight of a Golden Corral sign. Since we hadn’t been there so far this winter we headed in. With the seniors discount it made it well worth our while but unlike past visits we limited our number of plates we each consumed and we made certain to start with a healthy salad for our first serving. When we left we could still walk comfortably and did not feel stuffed but we also knew we’d be able to get through the laundry without being hungry. 

The last time we went looking for a laundromat Kathy had entered three different business locations into the GPS and fortunately we found one at the first location. Today she hit the first location that popped up on the screen and as soon as it had us crossing the Charlotte Harbor I knew this wasn’t the same place. The address brought us to a truck mechanics shop not a laundromat. Remember how I said in the past lots of businesses close up but never take the Web Pages off the internet well this was another one of those businesses. She entered the next address that brought us to an empty lot. That must have been a business in the planning stages. Finally she found the third location that she listed and within five minutes we were at last week’s location. While I was busy doing the laundry Kathy cleaned the GPS of addresses that she knew to be useless.

It was past 3:00 by the time I had finished and even though I’d been drinking water it wasn’t enough. We stopped at Dunkin Donuts where Kathy had an Unsweetened Iced Tea and I had a black Coffee to go.

A quick stop at True Value Hardware proved disappointing for the first time since we’d been stopping there. Not only did they not have any of the product I needed in stock neither did their warehouse. They have our phone number and if they get anything in before we head to the Keys on the first of March we’ll get them.

We stopped at Walmart where we looked for a number of things but only walked out with groceries. 

We’d forgotten to stop at the local Publix Grocery store to refill our drinking water containers. Imagine the surprise when after dispensing only one gallon of water the machine said it was out. Inquiring at the service desk I was told that so many people were filling water jugs today that the machine couldn’t produce enough fresh water to keep up. Their suggestion was to return when the store opens at 7:00 in the morning and the machine will have refilled itself overnight. 
All those jugs for just a gallon of water.
Back at the trailer after bringing the groceries and laundry in I fired up the Weber Q to warm it up. Kathy was busy putting away the groceries while I put away the clothes. I then lowered the temperature on the Weber before placing a medium Supreme pizza we bought at Walmart’s Deli Counter. After ten minutes it was done perfectly.

Not sure what we’ll be up to tomorrow so stay tuned. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Why not take one jug at a time when it is empty to refill when you are out and about? Thats what we do.

  2. You should have taken a picture of the pizza!
    I tried pizza on the grill once, and it was a total failure! But, our grill has lots of hot and cold spots, so that's probably why . . . certainly not the fault of the cook!