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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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Responding to Comments, Chores And Surprises.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

This morning we were finally able to do something that we hadn’t for the first month of our Fulltiming Adventure. We had breakfast with the windows open giving us a chance to better hear the birds serenading the world. The wind was finally coming from the south bringing with it warmer temperatures unlike the cold north wind we’ve been experiencing.

Another reason that we’ve had to run the heaters so much recently is due to my having “Raynaud’s Disease”. It is not contagious but my extremities are cold most of the time so even when I’m wearing shorts and sweating from the heat I’m feeling cold. That was another good reason for being a Welder in Casting Plants through my career because I didn’t feel the heat like others did. The only time I felt the heat was when I got severely burnt.

In answer to a few comments that we have received about Googling how to repair the rear truck window. Most of the “How To” answers and videos we found only dealt with the F-150 and not the Super Duty Trucks. And the two that do talk about the Super Duty trucks only refer to the manual windows not the electric powered ones. That was why sometimes it is easier to invest in a repair manual and read “How To” fix the truck besides it will cover other important repairs that might be needed.
Giving our site "Curb Appeal".
Another comment was that we are spending a lot of money on our site. That might be true but once it is set up the way we want it will be finished something people do with homes. It’s called “Curb Appeal”. When we return from our winter travels next spring our site will be here waiting for us. If we travel during the summer, we will still have our site to return to after our trip.
Lastly we plan on staying close to where our children and grandchildren live when we are in Ontario. After all these years living in this area we are still finding new and exciting things to do in the immediate area that we didn’t know were here before. There are many different ways to live the Fulltime Lifestyle and this is one many RVers choose to do. We do plan on trips in Canada outside of our province but not this year.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Garlic Olives, Sandwich Pickles and Homemade Fruit Salad.
After our morning reading we got things ready for an afternoon filled with chores. Kathy is really trying to have us eating heathier but it’s not always possible. After a simple but filling lunch I was off to do the laundry at the Park Laundry Room. Because we were also changing to summer bedding there were extra loads that had to be done. Kathy spent her time tackling the last cabinet in the trailer that had to be rearranged. It was still set up for Snowbirding not Fulltiming.

By the time I was ready to leave the laundry room half the Transient Camping Area was filled with the “RV Explorers Club” members who pulled in this afternoon for some kind of rally. I got an even bigger surprise when I got back Home. There was now a diesel pusher parked on the site to our roadside.

After putting our laundry away in the drawers, I needed to dump and flush our waste tanks. While I was tending that our new neighbour Rick introduced himself. We had a chance to have a short chat but he was still setting up so we’ll talk again another time.
Baby Spinach Salad with Sesame Seeds, Mandarin Oranges with Parmesan Cheese
and toasted buns with Colby Cheese.  
Kathy again created a wonderful salad as the heathy part of our supper while I grilled the rest of our meal on the Weber. The temperatures are finally where they should be for this time of year in our area so we are looking forward to enjoying more outdoor time and whatever comes with it. 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 

There are always shotgun casings on your deck.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for answering my question about the full time lifestyle, Rick. It helps us to figure out if we are indeed interested in living in an RV year round. It sure would be good to simplify our lives from a house on a big acreage in the country but it would be so hard to give up all that we have here. We grow a lot of veggies and berries and enjoy so many cool birds. I think we'll just be happy with being snowbirds for now.