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, February 14, 2015

Getting Things Done While Away.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

According to the Weather Network this morning the temperature had dropped down to 37 F (3 C) last night but with the north wind blowing it felt like 34 F (1 C). Sitting at the computers after breakfast we could see some of our neighbors wearing jackets walking their pets who didn’t need convincing to rush their business along. 

By 10:30 I was outside trying to wrap up a few of the smaller projects that I’m presently working on. The first was to try to knock out a broken self-drilling screw from the pinbox of the trailer. When that failed I then tried drilling it out using a Cobalt drill bit. When that also didn’t work the simplest thing to do was to drill a new hole in the bracket as well as the pinbox. Problem solved the reworked bracket to hold the flags was successfully mounted and secure. Next was to remove the ties that I’d used to secure the flags to the poles before installing the new Spinning Fasteners in their place. Installing the flags in the pinbox bracket they looked great and the flags hung much more natural with plenty of clearance from the ground.

The other day when Kathy had cooked a pork roast in the slow cooker she had saved all the drippings. While I was outside this morning she had made a great tasting soup from it and she didn’t even need any salt. There was one big problem with it though and that was it tasted so good we had seconds leaving no soup leftover for another meal.

I was in the process of sanding a piece of plastic downspout when Lenard and his wife Barb stopped by for information about our Wind-Deflector on the truck. After I’d explained the advantages they were seriously considering getting one themselves. I got the plastic downspout painted but due to the cooler humid weather it would remain tacky for the rest of the day. 
Painted downspout and clip.
After stopping for a brief chat with Kathy when she came to sit outside to relax I started working on the bicycles. When we covered the bikes on the back of the trailer I always turn down the mirrors to protect them so now they had to be put back up so we can ride them. Then I needed to refasten my bottle holder that had lost a screw somewhere between last summer and this winter. Continuing my work on the bikes I had parts that we’d purchased that still had be installed on our Tandem Bike. The first thing was to change the second set of handle bars, then remove the wheels so the fenders and carrier could be installed. Once the wheels were reinstalled and the controls were all functional it was time to put things away for the night.

We had bacon, eggs and toast for supper. A short while ago I was cropping the photos taken today and had something happen that is unbelievable. By cropping the one picture it actually increased the amount of megabytes in the picture. Thinking this was wrong I deleted the picture and started fresh with the same result. What The?  Maybe Rick Doyle could explain it. I sure can’t. 

We have already had to start the cube heaters because of the cool damp north wind. Kathy also spoke with our friends back home Kathie and Ross and they were telling her how cold it is and how the drifting snow has shut down major roads around home. For those of you still up north today please keep warm because it’s supposed to be another cold one. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Man: Waitress, could I have burnt bacon, limp salad and soggy chips please?

Waitress: We couldn't possibly give you that sir.

Man: Why not, you did yesterday!


  1. The flags look great. Hope the neighbors approve.

  2. Keeping busy working, by the time you get all your projects done, it will be time to head back home again.