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, May 15, 2016

Snow In May! Keeping Cold.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We were drugged! That can be the only illogical answer. With the cool daytime high we experienced yesterday along with the high humidity the only way we could stop shivering was to put on the two electric cube heaters. We tried turning on the furnace earlier but with the humidity we were still cold. “Plan B” we shut the furnace and used the heaters to dry the moisture from the air inside the trailer. When we went to bed we were still cold but with the heaters safely elevated we let them run while we slept. The end result was that we overslept this morning. It was not hot nor cold but just comfortably cool when we got up.

After having a lite breakfast, we were about to go online when the computers showed no connection. It was late enough in the morning I immediately called Cable 1 to report the issue. I was informed that we were one of five other customers also having similar issues that were presumably caused by all the rain we have gotten in the last few days. We were told that both Chris and the technician would be at the park shortly to get it back online. I informed them we had lost an entire day the last time waiting for them and we had to go out.

After enjoying a lite lunch around 12:30 we did the dishes and then shut the heaters before heading off to Amherstburg. Stepping out the door of the trailer we quickly went back inside to add another layer of clothing. Even though our stick thermometer on the rear window showed it was 41 F (5 C) at the time, with the gusty north winds it felt much colder.
Kathy needed to return a few lockable food containers at Walmart that she wanted to try in our pantry. Unlike the Rubbermaid containers she had used in the other cupboard these had to be slightly shorter in length to fit the depth of the shelves. With that over we walked around in hopes of finding another style of container that might work. Striking out on the containers we wandered around the grocery section picking up a few food stocks to stretch our food supplies.

The only thing food wise that we couldn’t find was Cream-of-Wheat that Kathy enjoys. Slightly up the road we stopped at the No Frills grocery store where we found an ample supply. Due to the large meal we had while eating out yesterday our two light meals we had today were no longer filling the void and a small package of donuts from the pastry shelf just happened to fall into our cart. Once out to the parking lot that same package just seemed to open up and satisfied that craving. Back to light eating tomorrow.

We stopped at the Home Hardware Building Center only to find that they were out of the same storage containers that Kathy had found to fit the other day. They gladly ordered them for us and hopefully they’ll be in by the middle of the week.
Back Home after unloading our groceries I’d no sooner closed the outside door when there was a knock. It was Chris and his technician from Cable 1. They had been at the park since this morning getting everyone back online. Inside they put a meter on the modem only to find there was too much line loss in the trailer. What that means is that wherever there is a “T” connection inside the trailer we lose signal strength. With four televisions in our trailer and then another “T” at the modem that is a lot of signal loss. They replaced the modem that is much more reliable but slightly slower. Everything is working fine for now but they suggested moving the modem to the front of the trailer or running another coaxial cable from the front of the trailer when I can that will eliminate three “T”s.

Checking for phone messages there was one for me to call back our friend Gerry. When we reminded them of adding time to their TracFone on Friday night they realized their phones were about to expire. By adding additional time guarantees you keep the same number. When Gerry had called them he was told his phones needed to be updated to the next generation and all he needed was an American mailing address. That was when Gerry remembered my saying that I didn’t have that and was planning to wait until we left in the fall to have it delivered. He gave me the address where I could have the phone mailed to. He’ll be going for a visit at the beginning of June and he’ll bring our TracFone back when he gets his. Then it will be a simple process of turning them on and the minutes and number from the old phones will automatically transfer over. Thank You Gerry!

On the 6 o’clock news they showed video from our area of snow falling but it melted shortly after lunch. The sun finally made a brief appearance as it was setting. Tonight the temperature is supposed to dip to the mid 30’s but there is also a north breeze blowing. I think we’ll be running our heaters again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 


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  1. We seldom use our furnace mostly our Mr. Heater especially in the below freezing weather.

  2. We've been using our little cube-shaped heater AND our RV furnace to keep warm... sweaters, wool socks, jeans and a few other layers just aren't enough. Hope it warms up for us all soon.

  3. Four TVs. can't go any where in the RV without staying up to date.