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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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Making Progress With A Glitch.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It is totally amazing how soundly you can sleep when you have been exposed to enormous amounts of fresh air. I managed to get out of bed just before 8:00 this morning and it was only moments later that Kathy joined me in the kitchen. Looking out the balcony door did nothing to lift our spirits as the thick cloud cover and the large puddles in the parking lot were not too encouraging. We figured we would just make use of the day by continuing our packing. 

Finishing our morning coffees at our computers we were surprise when the phone rang shortly after 9:00. It was Dan the building manager calling us to say a mistake had been made. Yesterday was Dan’s day off so the Skyline Living Company had sent another local building manager over just to check for phone messages and to be certain nothing was wrong at our building. Just as she was about to leave a call came in inquiring about any vacancies. It was at that same moment that she looked up on Dan’s bulletin board and noticed our notice to leave so she booked an appointment for this morning. We told him the place was a mess because of our packing so he rescheduled for this afternoon. Dan apologized for the Glitch because the other manager thought we were leaving in sixty days where we had actually give ninety-five days notice and he had planned on waiting a few weeks before showing our apartment. 

Kathy doesn’t like anyone to see even a speck of dust in our apartment so she immediately went into a panic cleaning mode. With some of the medication she is on their side effects are that they may cause extreme hyper tension. Needless to say our packing went to the back burner but when the young family came to look over our apartment as a possible future home there wasn’t any dust to be found. This was nearly as stressful as when we sold our homes the only difference was we didn’t have to leave. 

Minutes after they had left Kathy and I were again busy going through things in the storage room. We managed a few piles of STUFF to donate, give away and things to keep. By 4:00 when the rain had changed to a light drizzle we had filled the truck with more boxes and containers and were on our way to Guardian Storage to make another deposit of belongings to keep in our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. I reassembled a shelving unit that only an hour earlier I’d disassembled at our apartment. This is definitely a puzzle that will take time to put together so we can always find what we want and when we want it. 

Hopefully tomorrow we’ll hear that our apartment had been rented so that we can continue packing up undisturbed. That will make getting ready for our Fulltiming Adventure so much easier. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

It was too dreary today so 
here you can find things and
STUFF at the Manatee Festival
in Crystal River, Florida.


 Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Committee: A structured decision-making body in which the level of collective judgement is lower than that of any individual member.

Jerry Tucker

Saturday, January 30, 2016

More Things Moved.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We don’t know what happen this morning but we were both out of bed and raring to go by 7:30. Watching the Weather Channel as we had breakfast confirmed that this would be the best day for hauling the larger pieces of furniture that we planned on storing out at our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. It also indicated that the morning temperature was below the freezing mark so we continued working on things inside the apartment. 

We did take the time to do our morning reading at the computers as well as accomplishing other necessary E-work. Kathy double checked the progress of our latest ad on Kijiji while I copied a few more documents from my now obsolete E-mail address. By 10:00 Kathy was starting to think it was lunchtime because of the early hour we got out of bed. I had to reminder her to look at the clock. 

We moved to the living/dining room where Kathy started sorting more of our cake decorating tools that had been stored in our in-apartment storage. I busied myself custom making boxes for a few of our wall hangings that we want to keep. By 11:30 when Kathy announced it was early lunch we had more piles for donate, give away and keep. 

As soon as the dishes were washed we started loading the truck. Luckily the temperature had risen but the wind still reminded you what the season was. Using our utility cart it took us nearly an hour to load and securely fasten the seven foot tall Curio Cabinet, the Sideboard and the second End Table. The inside of the truck only contained the utility cart and the wall hangings I’d packaged this morning.

Driving all the way to Guardian Storage with the Four-Way Flashers on and staying below the speed limit all the furniture made it safely to its new temporary home. In the process of moving boxes around I managed to snap a couple of the slats on one of the lighter duty skids we’d collected last weekend. We instantly made the decision to head out to locate heavier duty skids so we wouldn’t have to deal with injuries or a toppled over pile of boxes. We had barely left the storage yard when we noticed two nice clean heavy duty skids at one of the neighboring properties lying right by the road. After a minor adjustment the new skids were installed with everything safely piled back on top and the old skids were moved to a scrap pile by the trash container. 

It was past 4:30 when we headed towards home but we were both tired and hungry so we stopped at Gilligan’s bar and grill. Using a coupon we had our fill of their Haddock fish and chips. 

Feeling slightly re-energized we returned to the apartment where we emptied our electric Wine Cellar and loaded it in the truck. Due to some of Kathy’s medications she can no longer drink any alcoholic beverages so we no longer need the cellar. We brought it over to our daughter Karen’s home to give it to her. Unfortunately when we walked in they were about to sit down for supper and they had guests. We said our see-you-later and were nearly back to the truck when our son-in-law Greg came running out insisting we stay for a visit. Back inside they insisted we join them for the meal but since we’d already eaten we weren’t hungry. We sat off to the side visiting a short while as they ate but we were starting to feel the wear and tear of the last few days. We finally said our goodbyes and headed home. 

The apartment is starting to have a lot more empty floor space than it ever did and even though there is still lots to sort, pack and move we are detecting a faint echo in the rooms. The 6 o’clock News is showing lots of rain headed our way for tomorrow. With only thirteen weeks left we’ll probably be working inside getting things done tomorrow. It feels like an early shower and bedtime night calling us. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

As you guessed, we were
too tire to take pictures 
today so here are some
from LaBelle Florida.


 You Might Be a Redneck If

You roll your hair with soup cans and wash it once a year.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Managed Lots Of Changes Towards Fulltiming.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

This morning we were having breakfast by 8:00 and were quite surprise when we saw the landscaper who normally does the snow removal driving through the parking lot spreading salt. The problem with that was there was no snow or ice in the parking lot. When we checked the Weather Channel they reported there was a slim chance that we could see a very light flurry throughout the afternoon. Talk about getting a jump on things 

After finishing breakfast we took time to do our morning reading on the computers before buckling down to do more packing and purging. Kathy found a couple of containers that were filled with wires for computers, stereos and telephones. My chore was to sort what might be needed and get rid of what was no longer needed. I ended up with only the smallest container keeping only what I knew would be used. The rest will be donated to Computers for Kids along with a number of other things I found. 

Kathy had been busy packing all our cake decorating supplies from the Sideboard in the dining room. I finished my chore just on time to seal those boxes and load them on our utility cart. While Kathy made lunch I loaded the boxes and containers in the back seat of the truck. The cool wind was blowing hard enough that it chilled me to the bone. After lunch we wrapped a few more pieces of furniture with the saran wrap for protection before heading out. 

Arriving at our Climate Controlled Storage Unit at Guardian Storage it didn’t take very long to unload the truck but there was something else that had to come out of the truck. Because I have built and installed storage boxes into the bed of the truck there is very little space to haul anything. That meant that I had to remove the fifth wheel hitch and temporarily store it inside the storage unit. This will now give us space to move larger pieces of furniture in the near future. 

We drove out to LaSalle to our lawyers where we discussed changes to our wills. The last time we did that we still owned a home so it was definitely time for an update. On our way back to the storage yard we stopped at Canadian Tire where we found an identical clothing rack as the one I started assembling the other day. This will allow for Kathy and I to each have our own rack so we know it will hold all the clothes that will be kept on hangers. 

Since we planned on spending more time at the storage yard we stopped at McDonalds where using a coupon we had a satisfying supper. One last stop at the Dollar Store to pick up some plastic drop sheets that we’ll use to protect boxes and containers from dust. Inside the Climate Controlled Storage Unit it was warm enough to assemble both the clothing racks within a short amount of time. From there we stopped at the Pioneer gas station where the truck was due for a fill up. 

Tomorrow we are hoping to keep the momentum of purging STUFF and storing what we will keep. Lots of the things that are presently going into storage we’ll be using from there such as toiletries. If we need supplies the first place we’ll be shopping is our storage container. Our hope is that we will even downsize that during the time we are Fulltiming. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

No pictures today so 
here are some birds 
found in Florida.


 Witty Words of Wisdom

The most precious thing we have is life.

Yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Continued Progress.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy definitely seems to have shaken off the last of that cold/flu virus that we were both fighting at the beginning of the month. This morning I hadn’t even reached the kitchen when I heard her getting out of bed. During breakfast we discussed what we want to accomplish for today. 

After making the bed I started sorting laundry in hopes of not having to fight crowds downstairs. To my surprise at such an early time I had the laundry room all to myself. Kathy busied herself with getting supper started in the Crock Pot before sorting through more books of past travel itineraries and old maps. 

Between washing and drying the clothes downstairs I managed to reassemble the inside of the office closet. When we first moved into our apartment I removed the shelf and clothing bar so that we could put the Plastic Storage Shelf and Homebuilt Shelving Unit inside. That allowed us to not only neatly store plenty of office supplies but baking supplies as well. In less than twenty minutes the closet was exactly the way it was when we moved in. 

By the time I finished folding the clothes downstairs it was past 1:00 when we sat down for a late lunch. Once we’d put the folded clothes away I finally got caught up on my morning reading that I’d put aside in an attempt to get the laundry done early. Next Kathy and I saran wrapped the Curio Cabinet and a few other things so that we’ll be able to safely bring them to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. It was nearly 3:30 before I could busy myself transferring important E-mails to documents on the old PC that I want to donate. 

At 6:30 Matthew knocked on our door. He drove over 30 miles from Chatham to purchase the bunkbed ladder that Kathy had posted on Kijiji. He had his two year old son with him and he explained that he and his wife had just bought their first travel trailer and needed the ladder for their children’s bunks. We told him of our Fulltiming plans only to make him very jealous of us. We told him he’s got plenty of time but it’s good to get the children used to traveling like that at an early age. 

Whatever the weather brings tomorrow we’ll continue making more progress towards our Fulltiming goal. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Tonight's pictures are pleasant memories
from nowhere in particular. They are 
also dreams for many more.


 You Might Be a Redneck If

You participate in the "who can spit tobacco the farthest contest".

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cleaning Up and Making Big Progress.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Isn’t that the way it always works make an appointment later in the morning so you don’t have to rush and what happens “You Sleep In”. We had little time for breakfast and even less time to read at the computers. 

By 10:30 we were out the door and on our way to Fantastic Sam’s for our haircuts. Kathy really needed a good trimming but I barely needed a touch up around the ears. Since we stayed home for this winter I needed to let my hair thicken up a bit for insulation because there really isn’t that much there. 
Tying down Plastic Storage Shelf.
On the way back to the apartment we stopped at Walmart first for Kathy to find another lightweight hoodie so she’d have more than one to use as a sweater. We also looked for more large clear storage bins and instant decaf coffee which for some reason has become impossible to find in our area and is the only type Kathy can drink. Before we knew it we were well past 12:30 so we stopped at the instore McDonalds to have our lunch. On our way home we stopped at Zehr’s, Food Basics and Metro grocery stores and none of them had any instant decaf coffee. 
Kathy repacking Plastic Storage Shelf
Once back at the apartment it didn’t take long to get changed and start hauling things out to the truck while Kathy packed up two more boxes and a small bin from our plastic storage shelf. Our objective was to start bringing things we know that we won’t be needing from now until after we begin Fulltiming to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. With all the boxes loaded in the truck the last thing to go was the plastic storage shelf which I tied down in the bed of the truck. Even with the outside temperature sitting at the freezing mark and the sun shining the damp cool breeze seemed to chill you right to the bone. 
This is just a start of things to be stored.
At Guardian Storage Yard it didn’t take long to get everything unloaded and inside where the 48 F (9 C) almost felt too warm compared to the outside temp. While Kathy replaced the supplies in the plastic storage shelf I began assembling our metal clothing rack that will be used for storing some clothes that will remain on hangers. 

The sun was already starting to set when we got home so we simply ordered Chinese Food from next door while I moved the last shelving unit from inside the office closet. The food was delicious and filling as always but while moving the homebuilt shelving unit into the hallway I noticed a problem with our utility cart. While Kathy did the dishes I needed to go to Home Hardware to get parts to repair the wheels which delayed us by nearly an hour. Then it was fun maneuvering such a large shelving unit down the hall into the elevator and finally fastening it into the truck bed. 
Homebuilt shelving unit inside the closet.
It was well after 6:00 by the time we left the apartment headed towards Amherstburg and our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home. It only took minutes for Kevin and I to unload the shelving unit into the garage but we were both feeling frozen by the time we got into the house. Luckily Melissa had warm tea and a lite snack waiting to warm us up. Our weekly visit had its usual share of laughter as well as serious discussion but as usual was very enjoyable.

We stopped at the Amherstburg Walmart Kathy went looking for the decaf coffee while I went in search of the clear storage bins. We both struck out! Next we stopped at the No Frills Grocery Store where Kathy managed to get two jars of No-Name Brand decaf coffee at a reasonable price.

Tomorrow we see what else we can else we can accomplish towards our Fulltiming Adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


 Joke of the Day

Economists: A discount fog. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Made It Official And Gave Our Notice.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even with the Sleepy Time Tea I kept waking throughout the night. Finally by 7:30 I was sitting at the computer getting an early start on my morning reading and it was only minutes later that Kathy got up. On our return from the grocery store yesterday the egg carton slipped out of the bag and landed on the floor resulting in three cracked eggs. Since they only cracked we covered them in Saran Wrap in a dish and used them for scrambled eggs this morning for breakfast. 

After completing our morning reading on the computers we printed out a document that we both signed. We then headed downstairs to the office where we met Dan the building manager and presented it to him. The letter was our notice that we would be moving and our final date here would be April 30th of this year. I had kind of hinted to him sometime back that we were considering going Fulltime and this only sealed the deal that we were serious about the move. We basically visited for the next half hour and Dan said we’ll be missed not just from the business end of our being here but also socially. 

Kathy decided we needed a break from packing and she was starting to get a bit of Cabin Fever from all the packing. We decided to go to an afternoon movie and since this was Tuesday it only costs us five dollars each to get in and since we still have gift cards to use it was all paid for. The movie we saw was the Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. This movie is based on a documented case and had already won a number of Golden Globe Awards. We gave it two thumbs up and are quite sure that it should win a number of Academy Awards as well. 

Since we’d gone to the mall for the movie and it was past 6:00 by the time it ended we simply used coupons and had supper at the food court before coming home. Tomorrow we’ll be back getting things packed away in an effort to starting our Fulltiming Adventure on time.   

I still haven’t found a picture for the Honey Garlic Chicken Wings but did manage to post the recipe on Kathy’s Recipes page at the top of the blog under the Followers List. Speaking of Followers Kathy and I would like to welcome Nancy and Joe from the blog post An Indian and a Gypsy as our latest followers. We’ve been following Nancy and Joe for a long time and they might even be able to drop us some hints when we start our Fulltiming this spring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Florida water birds tonight.


 You know you're getting old when

People call at 9 pm and ask, "Did I wake you?"

Monday, January 25, 2016

More Sorting And An Explanation.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After a busy day yesterday we didn’t want to take the chance that we’d have difficulty sleeping last night so we both enjoyed a cup of Sleepy Time Tea before going to bed. We’ve experienced a Ninety Percent success rate when drinking that tea but try not making a habit of it so that our bodies can actually relax on their own. This morning we woke feeling quite refreshed and ready to make more progress on the job of cleaning the apartment and sorting things we need to keep and STUFF we’ll be getting rid of. 

First thing we did after breakfast was to do our morning reading on the computers. We both had a good laugh when the very first comment on yesterday’s blog asked “What kayaking had to do with downsizing?” The answer to that is absolutely nothing but seeing pictures of where we have been and where we would like to be seemed more appealing than taking pictures of boxes starting to pile up in our apartment. 

As soon as we finished our reading Kathy started cleaning the tile floor in the bathroom with a cleaning recipe that she found online. It was a mixture of Baking Soda, White Vinegar and Dawn Dishwashing Soap (It Must Be Dawn) blended to the consistency of a loose pancake batter. She has cleaned a number of things using that recipe that have come out sparkling clean with it and today the grout turn a light color of grey instead of the nearly black we’ve had since the day we moved in. No commercial cleaner ever worked that well. 

My job was sorting all the computer programs that we have purchased over the years keeping only the ones needed for backups and the photo-shop programs. It was hard to believe that we had that many piled away on the shelf in the closet. A lot of those CDs along with their packaging ended up in the recycling bin while others have been put aside to go to Computers for Kids when I drop off my old PC. 

After a late lunch we drove over to Bulk Barn where we stocked up on some of our nutritional snacks at a huge cost savings. Then we drove over to Zehr’s grocery store to pick up some groceries that will help see us through the next couple of weeks. We were there almost two hours looking for meats and vegetables that we needed and trying to find it at a reasonable price. Grocery prices lately have been soaring and the excuse has been the rising cost of fuel but for the last two years oil prices have been dropping so why do the food cost continue to climb. Kathy said that sometimes it is actually cheaper to eat out. The only thing you can find at reasonable or sale prices are canned goods and processed foods which are not always healthy. 

Back at the apartment it took two carts to bring in all our groceries and a long time to put it all away. Tomorrow we’ll be making more progress towards our goal of Fulltiming and don’t be surprised if the pictures don’t always match the subject matter. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

These Tennessee roads 
look better than a
bunch of boxes.


 You Might Be a Redneck If

You have to go down to the creek to take a bath.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

More On Downsizing

The downsizing is moving along very well. 
The two young men who bought our bedroom set had never moved anything before and it took them a long time. Three loads later (they had a short box pickup truck) plus they were definitely not prepared for the job.  They had no blankets to cover the furniture and nothing to tie it down with.  But after two late nights and one entire day they got it all out and we started to clean and organize in our bedroom to make it somewhat comfortable for us. All our clothing is now in labeled bins and somewhat organized.  We are using the bins with things in them that are not immediately needed as side tables to hold our CPAP machines. Necessity is the mother of invention and it works pretty well.  We bought just a bed frame so we have the height of our bed the same as before making it easier to get in and out of.
The bedroom is basically packed up except for things in the closet and the window curtains.
I started by cleaning out and packing up our small linen closet. I also packed the curio cabinet.  I had purged its contents some time ago so the things in there were only what I will be keeping.  Last night we emptied out our living room end tables and the space under the TV.  It contained some photo albums, pictures and CD’s that we will be keeping. We did purge some items from there as well.
We had four lamps to wrap and pack two from the bedroom and two from the living room.  We also have two floor lamps that we still need to use while here one in the bedroom and one in the living room so we can see in here when it is dark but these will be easy to transport as they are.
That is what we have accomplished so far in between trying to get well and back to normal.  This cold doesn’t want to leave but we keep at it.  Will update again as things progress.


It’s about time. 

Tonight's pictures taken in
Crystal River, Florida.

The World's Great Proverbs

A liar ought to have a good memory.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Getting Things Ready For Fulltiming.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even after two nights of broken sleep and the fact that we didn’t get to bed until after midnight I still managed to wake a number of times throughout the night. We both managed to sleep until nearly 8:30 this morning because we were that tired. Since we had no real plans we took our time with breakfast and reading on the computers. We did manage to get into more sorting in preparation for our Fulltiming. Kathy was still going through files and office supplies separating what we’ll be taking with us in the trailer and what will be stored. I continued the process of selectively transferring files from my old PC to the memory stick that will eventually be transferred to the Desktop Hard Drive Storage Unit. I never realized just how many files and pictures were stored in that computer.

After lunch Kathy and I had a couple of errands to run. The first was to continue the search for the large clear storage bins that suddenly don’t seem to exist. All the stores we’ve gone into lately have all kinds of smaller bins that you would be lucky to stuff a single pair of pants into. We even checked out Home Depot and Lowes today with the same negative results. 
Gathering skids for inside the storage unit.
The next thing we needed to do was scavenge some industrial type wooden skids. Due to the extreme cold and heat our area experiences we were told and read on a number of online sites not to stack boxes or bins directly on the concrete floor because that will cause mold and mildew to form inside. The suggestion is to lay wooden pallets on the floor so the air can circulate under and around the stored containers. Having lived less than a mile from the storage yard we knew the industrial shops nearby put skids they wanted to get rid of by the curb. We lucked out finding clean skids in decent shape and put them around the outer walls of our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we’ll pile our containers. While at the storage yard I also got the last of the weights out of the basement of the trailer that I used to carry for exercising.

With all the fresh air we breathed in today we haven’t stopped yawning since we got home. Hopefully that will help us sleep soundly tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


 You Might Be a Redneck If

You amuse yourself for more than an hour with a fly swatter.

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Little More Progress And A Great Visit.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Last night was a repeat of the previous night where Kathy slept soundly and I was up the better part of the night. Kathy was actually awake before me this morning and finally woke me after 9:00 because she knows that I’d rather not sleep late so that I’ll sleep at night. After breakfast Kathy busied herself dusting and vacuuming while I moved things from the truck to the car as well as bringing in our utility cart. After lunch we managed to get a few more things weeded out that we’ll no longer be needing. I actually managed to get all the camera equipment packed away in its backpack. 

By 4:00 we were at the Michigan Diner on Manning Road where we met our dear friends Gerry and Sandy Bronstein for dinner. It’s been quite a while since we had a chance to get together and even then our time was limited. Throughout the entire meal the conversation never stopped and even after we finished eating there was a lot more to talk about. They followed us back to our apartment where again we were finding more and more things to talk about. It was quite the surprise when we realized that it was well past 11:00 because the conversation was stimulating and refreshing. When they were leaving we were already making plans to get together later this spring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


 Ask a silly question.

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge would they call it Fed Up?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Purging Towards Fulltiming.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Tired as we were when we went to bed last night Kathy slept soundly until this morning. I on the other hand woke after only a couple of hours of sleep and then I couldn’t shut my mind down thinking of everything from things to pack, the solar system for the trailer to remounting the bicycles on the rear of the trailer. Finally after tossing and turning I simply had to get up and go sit at the computer. It still took nearly two hours before I was tired enough to go back to bed and another half hour before actually falling asleep. 

It was nearly 8:30 before we got up for breakfast and by 9:30 we’d eaten and finished reading on the computers. Kathy was anxious to continue our chore of Purging and the place she chose was the office closet. We only had a few things left in the closet by the time we stopped for a late lunch and even at that Kathy wanted to keep forging ahead because she was over hungry. She seems to have forgotten that we will still be in the apartment until early spring. Even though we are now just under the hundred days before our Fulltiming Target Date we have time to pace ourselves or we’ll end up getting sick again if we are not careful. 

By the middle of the afternoon I’d overloaded a shopping cart with a stack of boxes that were leaving the apartment for the last time. Our first stop was at Value Village where we dropped off a number of boxes filled with STUFF that we no longer have any use for. They will in turn sell it and the proceeds will go to supporting other local charities. 

From there we started heading towards Amherstburg but stopped at Burger King where we used a couple of coupons which resulted in our supper costing us less than nine dollars. We even spent some time people watching just so we could relax. 

When we arrived at Kevin and Melissa’s and brought in a large box of bakeware they acted like it was Christmas all over again. They’ll keep most of it and pass along their old bakeware to someone else that needs it. Kevin and I went to the garage where I retrieved the last two long bars for the exercise weights I’ll be passing on to my grandson Tyler. We also loaded the four wheel utility cart that will help us with our move. We normally visit on Wednesday evenings but Melissa had to work overtime so we rescheduled for tonight. As usual the conversation never stopped and neither did the laughter. 

Tomorrow we have plans but that doesn’t mean we won’t be making further progress towards our Fulltiming goal. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures from Yellow Jacket
RV Park, Florida.


 Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Labor Force: A [2010] study out of Sweden finds that women workers are more likely to have babies if their co-workers recently had babies. The study argues that this is not a result of motherhood-inclined women coincidentally sorting themselves into the same family-friendly offices, but rather that co-workers actively influence each other’s childbearing decisions. Even co-workers relatives can be influential.

Catherine Rampbell, Economix Blog, New York Times

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lots More Progress Made.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even though it was just after 8:00 this morning when we got up we were both feeling refreshed and drugged at the same time. We made brief plans of errands we needed to run plus other things we needed to do in order to move ahead with our plans for Fulltiming. 

By 9:30 we were on our way to Guardian Storage to sign our agreement to rent our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. It only took minutes and within minutes Carol the clerk was showing us to where our unit was. We’ll have the use of dolly cart inside the building when we start bringing other things in instead of using our utility cart. 

We stopped at Princess Auto to see if they had any firewood racks in stock but found a bicycle carrier that might work better than our present one. The beauty of buying it now is because it was on sale and if I find something better within the next six months I can return it unopened for a full refund. 

Instead of bringing the bicycle rack back to the apartment we returned to Guardian Storage and our trailer. We put the bicycle rack inside the trailer and removed a clothing rack we’d purchased before Christmas. We drove across the storage yard to our storage unit and left the clothing rack inside for use when we start bringing in some of our clothes on hangers. 

We needed to return to Walmart so that I could purchase a high capacity Memory Stick because the one I was using became corrupted and would no longer work. Due to the fact my old PC won’t recognize the Desktop Hard Drive Storage Unit I have to transfer the files from the PC to a laptop before uploading into the storage unit. We also lucked out by finding a brand of memory stick that I’ve always been lucky with at half the price with double the capacity of other brands.

We got back at the apartment on time for a late lunch. Afterwards Kathy started with more packing while I started transferring more files. While the computer churned away moving this and that Kathy and I worked together gathering and packing more of the things we’ll be storing and piling STUFF aside that we’ll be getting rid of. The last thing we wrapped were the glass shelves to the Curio Cabinet. Due to our inability to find a plastic storage container they would fit in Kathy wrapped each shelf individually with bubble wrap then rewrapped them as a group. I finished the process by custom shaping a cardboard box to hold them all secure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Since it's only two months to spring
here's pictures taken by Kathy
in North Carolina.


 Ask a silly question.

 How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?