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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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Supporting A Good Cause and A New Tool.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Last night after our friends left to go home we raced the clock in order to post our blog before the stroke of midnight. Afterwards curiosity got the better of us and we just had to read the blogs that had posted during the evening. Throughout the night we could hear the tapping of the rain on the roof. The end result was that we were dragging our backsides this morning. After a double cup of joe and a lite breakfast to wake us up and get us moving we only had a brief time to spend on the computers getting caught up on what had happened in this world.
We were once again on the road to Windsor to drop the truck off at Windsor Gas and Diesel for its Annual Safety Inspection. Since the truck is now seven years old it will also be required to have a Biyearly Emissions testing done as well starting this year. While Jim will be servicing it he’ll also be changing the oil and filters plus he’ll inspect the rear wheels for a thrown wheel weight as we’ve been experiencing vibrations on roads that the car handles with no problems. Jim runs a respectable business and never pressures you into repairs but will tell you if repairs will be upcoming. The appointment is not until Monday but this way he can get an earlier start on it and we won’t have to set an alarm clock to get it there early.
One of our grandson Tyler’s teammates Ethan is also in Air-Cadets. We’ve gotten to know his parents quite well and Sandy (Another Sandy) had sent Kathy an E-mail inviting us to attend a Garage Sale in support of the Air-Cadets. The monies raised will help the cadets attend camp at lower out of pocket expense to their parents. Once we’d dropped the truck off we drove back near the airport where they were having the sale. We got to talk to Kevin and Sandy (Ethan’s parents) for a while and even though the temperature for the day was frigidly well below the norm for this time of year they were doing a lot better than last year. Besides also meeting other retirees from where I once worked Kathy found a couple of books that she wanted to read. To top off our spending we ordered a couple of hotdogs for our lunch all the while in support of a good cause.
Since we didn’t make it to town yesterday we stopped at the Guardian Storage to pick up our mail before we drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. In the past I mentioned how when someone has a home or apartment you have a tendency to overbuy toiletry items when they go on sale. Unfortunately, it is impossible to fill your RV with all this stockpile so we put most it in the storage unit. When we run low on any items in the trailer we’ll simply shop in our storage unit first to use up the stockpile.
Leaving there we had a brief rest waiting for a train that had stopped across the road to clear the way. We stopped at Walmart where we looked for more food storage containers as well as additional Cxxxxxxxs Gifts.
We haven’t been in this park very long and the grass has been mowed twice. Looking at the Golf Couse the grass looks manicured but both times the grass was cut in the RV Park Section I could have done better with a pair of scissors. Since we have outfitted the site the way we want to and call it home we thought maybe we should do like a few of the other RVers and just cut and trim the grass ourselves there isn’t too much of it. We looked around the gardening section and didn’t find anything that caught our attention.
Outside in the parking lot we could see the Home Depot in the next block so we went to see what they might have. We saw a nice battery powered Weed-Wacker but there is enough grass that I will need a small mower. Then we saw the perfect unit. It’s a Black & Decker lithium battery powered Weed-Wacker that comes with a twelve-inch mower deck attachment. Perfect for the amount of grass that we have to care for and it came with two batteries for less than the other machine. I’ve used Black & Decker tools since I was a kid and they always held up the rigorous work I used them for.
Since we were close by we stopped to visit our daughter Karen at her home. We enjoyed talking and a warm cup of tea. As we were about to leave she presented Kathy with a Belated Mother’s Day gift of flowers and a Gift Card that could be used at a number of different restaurants.
By the time we were on our way home we were starting to feel hungry and Kathy thought that was the perfect time to use the gift card. We stopped at Casey’s on Walker Road where even their single sandwich combos had us feeling stuffed.
We barely made it inside the trailer when the rain started coming down in sheets. On the 6 o’clock News they said we had only reached 48 F (9 C) this afternoon far from the norm of 68 F (20 C). Our temperature will be dipping close to the freezing point overnight with more showers for tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. That's a neat weed whacker/mower tool! If it works well, it should be handy.

  2. Cute little mowing machine. I prefer ours better. It's a spray bottle of weed killer for the desert landscaping.