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, May 2, 2016

Less Stops More Accomplished.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Once again I was up by 7:00 this morning unable to sleep any longer due to a CPAP mask that was causing more discomfort than it was helping me to sleep. I’d barely opened the shades in the back room when I heard Kathy making her way to the kitchen. With the overnight rain that we experienced it was necessary to run the cube heater to draw the dampness from the air. We knew that we had a number of errands that had to be taken care of so as we sat eating our breakfast we were again making another list of places to go and why we were going there.
Ditches with two feet of water from last night's rain.
We waited until we knew the county school buses would be finished their morning runs before heading out shortly after 9:00. We are both looking forward to the day we are totally organized just so that we are not taking daily trips just for getting rid of the trash at the Park Trash and Recycle Depot. The reason they don’t pick it up at our sites is that in Canada we have truly been into recycling in order to stop reusable resources from going into landfills for well over thirty-five years. By bringing the trash to the drop off area you know it will end up in the proper containers. Unfortunately, that is not the way it happens in most of the US parks we stay in.
After leaving the park we didn’t have fog to contend with but rain this morning. We had to return to the Essex Home Hardware Building Center where we had to exchange a small can of paint as well as getting another for one of my upcoming projects.
We then drove back to the east end Walmart in Windsor where Kathy looked for the seat covers that have either been discontinued or everyone ran out of stock at the same time. We crossed the street and went to the Dollar Store where we looked for a number of things to add to the outside décor at our site.
We were about to leave the strip mall when we realized it was nearly lunch time. We decided to eat at Taco Bell and we didn’t have any coupons. Now that we no longer live in the apartment we no longer get coupons in our mail box so that might be a blessing to cut back on our eating out.
By noon we were at Guardian Storage first to look if we had mail and then to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We added some linens that I’d washed yesterday to the storage with others from the apartment. We also picked up the rest of the pop, bottled water and a shoe rack that we had stored that will be repurposed.

Our next stop was back to VitalAire to see if we could come up with some kind of a solution for my CPAP mask. For years I had no issues with the mask I was using then I started experiencing a wind burn mark on my face. Changing to a different style of mask the problem seemed to go away until recently. The mask I recently tried was causing breathing problems so today they gave me another mask to try. It was suggested that the skin on my face has become sensitive to the masks themselves.

Still in search of those elusive seat covers we stopped at Sears at the Devonshire Mall. Normally if the other stores don’t have a product Sears has it but not today.
Fairyland by the tree.
We finally drove out to Amherstburg where we first stopped at the No Frills grocery store where we save money on the groceries we bought. We then went to the local Dollar Store where Kathy was able to find what the other store didn’t have this morning.
Weird Mushrooms growing by our shed.
Our next stop was to our son Kevin’s home to drop off more of the old food storage containers that Kathy replaced in the trailer. Kevin was gone to pick Cameron up at school when we arrived so I backed the truck through his rear gate where I only had an inch of clearance on each side to pass through. I did this to make it easier to load some of the firewood and our firewood rack to bring back to the park. As soon as Kevin arrived he immediately started helping me to load the truck. As soon as that was finished I eased the truck back out to the front of the house so we could head Home.

Our firewood rack next to our shed by our privacy barrier.
Kathy created her little Fairyland by the base of the front tree while I set up the Firewood rack and started loading it with wood. Once we were done our chores we started the task of transplanting our Emerald Cedar Trees into the larger decorative pots we got for them yesterday. They were much heavier by the time I moved them back but they will also have room to grow which will create a natural privacy barrier at the rear of our site. We had no sooner cleaned the patio off when Kathy spotted a couple of Finches checking those trees out as a possible place to build a nest. Glad they waited otherwise I might have turned their world upside down LOL.
Our Emerald Cedar Trees that will become a natural privacy barrier.
Would you believe we have no plans for tomorrow but I’m sure we’ll find something that we can do. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Eating out less is a good thing. We don't have plans for most days. just the way we love it. Go for a nice long walk , a swim, read a book cook a meal or 2. That does it for us.

  2. I don't like to plan ahead. You don't know what you feel like doing until its time to do it.

  3. You are so right about the US parks. I get so angry when a park does not recycle. I think it should be mandatory that everyone recycle.