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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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Important Gift And Messed Up Message.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Remember how I spoke about almost hibernating when going to sleep the last few nights? Well shortly after we went to bed Kathy pulled our new bedcover up from the foot of the bed because she was feeling chilled. That was the last thing either of us remembered until we woke up this morning. We felt totally refreshed even before we looked outside to see the sun was shining brightly into the windows.

We had time to catch up on our reading before leaving the apartment just before 11:00 this morning. We had a couple of errands to run and the first was my noon hour appointment at the Canadian Blood Services (Red Cross) on Grand Marias. By getting there early I was taken in earlier during a lull in people coming in. Kathy thought that it was crazy that I was about to donate blood on Christmas Eve. My thoughts were that it was 56 days since my last donation and that if we were heading south this winter I would still be doing the same thing. Today marked my 98th donation and during the course of the blood being taken I got a big surprise. The local CTV News channel was doing a clip to show the importance of donating blood at this time of year. Without having given the Blood Services any heads up they were totally caught by surprise as well. Cathy the nurse in charge figured someone giving blood for the 98th time would be perfect for the interview. I made the point how important that a blood donation could save lives and it could even be your own.

Our next stop was back to Sears who called to say that the parts to make Kathy’s new watchband longer had arrived. I dropped Kathy at the door and had quite a walk to the store from a far off parking spot. When I found Kathy the clerk was trying to figure out how the supplier had sent the wrong parts. They were going to reorder the parts again next Monday. It’s been nearly three weeks since Kathy had bought her watch so we stopped at the instore watch repair center where she found a watchband that would do the trick. While it was being fixed we returned to the jewelry counter and cancelled the parts.

By the time we had Kathy’s new watch and were leaving Sears it was past 1:30 and we were getting hungry. Once again we used an Arby’s coupon to have a very enjoyable and filling meal.

Once we got back to the apartment the first thing we did was bring one of the many shopping carts near the loading door up to our apartment and fill it with the first load of gifts we’ll be delivering tomorrow morning. While Kathy got other things done in the apartment I went outside to prep the truck and to replace its bug screen with its bra for the winter. I also changed the wiper blades on our car before heading in. The Weather Network was showing that the temperature was in the mid-40s but with the 30 mph winds I needed my hoodie and gloves to stay warm.

We managed to watch the 6 o’clock news to see my interview. The most important message I tried to make was the part that was edited out. Bummer! 

Kathy and I wish all our readers their family and friends a Very Merry Christmas. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. ah, 98 pints, that is fabulous and to think they left the best part out! But congrats just the same.

  2. That's an awful lot of blood to donate. Good for you!

    Merry Christmas to both of you and hope you've had a wonderful day.