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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, May 8, 2016

More Errands To Finish Our Project On Mother’s Day.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With all the fresh air that we had while working on the patio extension neither of us had any problem sleeping last night. What we had was a problem with was waking up which again pointed to all the fresh air we had while working on the patio extension. When we finally woke up our stiff bodies told us that it has been a while since we’ve done that kind of work and hopefully it would be the last time.

While we were finishing breakfast our son Gary called wishing Kathy a Happy Mother’s day. We then spent enough time on the computers to get caught up on our morning reading of blogs and E-mails with more wishes before getting ready to head out. First we stopped at the McGregor Mini-Mart which also is the local gas station. It had been over a month and the gas gauge was under the quarter tank. That was when I realized we had left in such a hurry this morning my wallet was still back home. Thank goodness Kathy had her purse. Great way to start Mother’s Day!

After a quick stop back Home to get my wallet we were on our way to Amherstburg where we had a number of stops to make. The first stop was at the Home Hardware Building Center where we purchased a bag of Perma Sand (Silicon Sand) to be used to fill between the patio stones to stop weeds from growing between as well as locking the stones together.

Our next stop was at Kevin and Melissa’s where I returned the hand tamper and got a chance to wish Melissa Happy Mother’s Day.

Kathy wanted another Potted Flower to display near the shed so we made a stop at Walmart where we were able to get another large Mushroom stool as a display table and a Fairy but not the plant.
Getting gardening supplies at Canadian Tire this morning.
In immaculate condition. Whitewalls and all.
Since we were across the street we drove over to Canadian Tire where we managed to find a beautiful plant to go with our décor but no water tray for the pot.
Slowly working the Perma Sand into the patio extension.
Across the street and down the block we went to the Dollar Store where we found a few other things along with the tray before heading Home.
The finished product with everything in place.
Firewood rack behind the shed.
Privacy Shrubs to the rear.
Outdoor kitchen on the right.
As soon as she was in the door Kathy started getting lunch ready while I unloaded the car started getting the few tools I’d need to complete the task. Kathy had some nice warm soup and grilled cheese sandwiches to take the chill out of our bodies for lunch.
The bag of Perma Sand we had bought was grey in colour with a newly designed bag with a spout-like fold in the top that would make it easier to spread. No matter what I did the only thing that made it work was to cut the spout out of the bag. I have worked with the white Silicon Sand before and found the consistency to be much better with all fine type sand. This grey coloured was nearly the consistency of fresh water beach sand which made it harder to finish the job.
In the end the patio extension is a big success because I’ll no longer be tracking mud inside the trailer. I’ll be able to go to the outside kitchen or the firewood rack without being in the mud and it made it easier to balance the potted tree privacy curtain at the rear of the patio. 
Kathy fixed a nice Acorn Squash for supper to go with the two steaks that I grilled on our Weber. We were just finishing eating when our daughter Karen called to wish her mom, Kathy a Happy Mother’s Day.
Nice clean patio.
Kathy and I hope all our female readers had a Happy Mother’s Day doing what they liked the best. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 


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  1. Always great when your hard work turns out looking great and the way you want it. Nice job!

  2. That VW van looks just like the one I use to have. Really enjoyed that van. You have it looking real nice around your place.

  3. Looked like it all was a lot of work.....but well worth the effort. Now to enjoy.