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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Friday, May 20, 2016

Doing More Than Planned.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With the increased day and night time temperatures that we are finally getting these last few days it is no wonder that we are sleeping so well. When we finally got out of bed this morning we had plans to accomplish a number of things around the trailer. Once breakfast and our morning reading was finished we both started doing some bookkeeping on our prospective computer files. Kathy was keeping track of our expenditures and our budget. After she was finished with the paperwork about the truck Safety and Service she gave it to me. I have an automotive file that I keep track of work done on all our vehicles including our trailer. This way if we have any kind of problems I can simply refer to the file and tell what has been done since the first day we’ve had them.

Kathy was still making entries when I took her personal fan that she had accidentally broke the switch on. That was the electrical switch that the only place to carry it locally was Princess Auto. Since I’d repaired it a couple years ago it took less than five minutes to replace the switch and give the fan a good cleaning. Kathy had been so transfixed on her bookkeeping that she hadn’t realized that I had taken her fan in the first place.
Lots of farmers busy in our area. This was our only picture taken today.
By then it was lunch so we simply had chicken noodle soup before getting back to our chores. Kathy went back to her bookkeeping while I went outside. Setting up your trailer on a site for the season also comes with some chores. One is the constant defecation from the birds on the patio, picnic table, chairs and even our vehicles. With our new hose nozzle, it took very little time to get everything cleaned up before adding additional water on the grass seed that we laid the other day. There are also branches from nearby trees that since they have filled with leaves have been slapping on our trailer slides. Luckily with our tall stepladder and pruning shears it didn’t take long to trim them back. I even trimmed some that were low enough to poke someone in the eye as well as some touching our neighbors trailer.

After piling those branches on the patio we realized it was only 2:00 and that we could still get our errands done for the day. With yesterday’s list in hand we were soon on our way and the first stop was
Allen’s Supermarket in McGregor to get gas for the car. It took five minutes to fill the car and ten minutes to pay the bill.

Back on the road our first stop in Windsor was at Michaels where Kathy looked for some stencils so she can add some floral designs to our patio. There were no stencils but she was able to find coloured paint that will work on concrete. They did not have any clear coat to protect the finished product so we had to stop at Home Depot where with the help of an associate we were able to find the right coating for concrete.

We then headed to the Devonshire Mall where I dropped Kathy at Sears before I drove to the other end of the building. My target was the store “As Seen on TV”. They are the only ones that carry Flex Seal in our area. I did a second take when I first entered as they had completely turned the store around. When I found the product I was looking for I simply picked it off the shelf but that little weight change in the shelf set off an avalanche of things from an upper shelf that had been overstocked by a student employee. Nothing was broken and I wasn’t injured but it sure got the blood running.

Back at Sears Kathy had found a bathing suit that she had been looking for along with a nice blouse. While she was in the fitting room making certain everything fit I sat waiting facing a rack of nice looking Tan Jay clothing that were all marked clearance. Only the blouse had fit Kathy but when I showed her the nice looking dress jacket she liked it. Trying it on it fit perfectly and it was only thirty percent the original price. Sold!

From there we drove over to Guardian Storage where we got the rest of our Mail before going to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We had a list of things that were needed and we knew we had them in our storage unit so the first place we looked was there. We managed to find everything we needed and this stop didn’t cost us anything.

Some of our mail were refund cheques so we made a stop at the Credit Union to take care of our banking needs.

Since it was nearly 5:00 at that point we stopped at the Michigan Diner on Tecumseh Road to have fish and chips off the Seniors Menu. As soon as we were seated they asked what we wanted to drink but we just gave them our entire order. Because we did that we had eaten our meal and paid our tab before another table that was seated at the same time as us even got their food.

It was nearly 6:00 when we arrived at our daughter Karen’s home in Tecumseh for a short visit. She had just gotten home from work so we didn’t stay too long.

We then went to the Zehrs grocery store, Bulk Food and the Dollar Store on Manning Road to pick up some needed grocery supplies before heading back to Wildwood Golf and RV Park. The roads were clear so we were Home within fifteen minutes but instead of going straight Home I drove around the park. This weekend is known as Victoria Day long weekend and the unofficial start of summer in Canada.  There are over a hundred transient campsites in this park and there were only a few that were still empty when we drove by. There were also plenty of campfires going and adult beverages being shared.

Arriving Home Kathy and I started the process of bringing our purchases into the trailer. On one of the trips back to the car I suddenly realized that the branches that I’d trimmed earlier were no longer on our patio. They just disappeared nowhere to be found?  Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 


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  1. Oh my gosh....I can hear all the items hitting the floor. Glad you weren't hurt. have a guardian gardener looking over you.

  2. Think those branches may have helped along someone's campfire.

  3. You sure have a better memory than me. By nightfall I would have never remembered what I did earlier in the day.

  4. Whew!! Don't you two ever stay home for 24 or even 48 hours? Take a few days off.