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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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Closing One Job And Making A Quick Fix.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night we slept with the windows wide open and no covers were needed. The temperature stayed around the 70 F (21 C) throughout the night. It was with a little reluctance that when we saw the clock showing it was nearly 8:00 this morning that made us scramble out of bed. Kathy had a home appointment this morning and we had things to get done in preparation. While she did some minor straightening I changed the bed linens before remaking the bed.  Once the trailer was straightened up inside we sat at the computers to check things out. That was when we found out we couldn’t get online. After repeated tries we just went about doing what we could. 
After moving the truck over near the Park Clubhouse I stopped to check just how busy the Laundry Room was. It was packed and I was glad that I was waiting until after lunch to come back. I was barely Home when the phone rang announcing the Arrival of Mary from Healthy Heals. Having moved the truck allowed Mary to park on our site making it easier to haul her equipment. Due to Kathy’s diabetes and the health care coverage that we have from my former employer Kathy’s medical foot care is done right in our Home. While Mary took care of Kathy, I finished reconnecting the wires that I had rerouted when installing the Pinbox Cover to keep the birds from making more nests. 

Once Mary had left Kathy and I sat outside for a short time watching as birds attempted to get into the back of the pinboxes on our and our neighbour Bob’s trailer unsuccessfully. It was probably the same birds that had just had nests there before their broods flew the coop. It was comical in a way because the birds kept looking where the openings had once been and would sit there squawking at it before finally flying away. 

After having lunch, we again unsuccessfully tried going online on the computers. That was when I called our Internet provider. Chris remembered the problems we’d had because of all the “Ts” in the line that were taking away the signal strength, but said he’d get someone out later today. 
Kathy had bookkeeping to take care of while I went to do the laundry. Just after 2:30 it started raining hard to the point where Kathy got quite wet while closing the outer door. The rain continued for close to an hour before it finally stopped. By the time I’d finished folding the laundry the sun was starting to come out. 

Once the laundry was all put away Kathy sautéed a potato/onion/mushroom Stir Fry to go with the hotdogs that I grilled on our Weber. After watching the 6 o’clock News we again tried the internet with no luck. Not seeing anyone from Cable 1 show up I was about to run a new cable through the trailer chassis but couldn’t when it was discovered the fish used to pull the wires had broken inside its casing. Since it was getting near sunset we brought the slides in partway where I fed the coaxial cable through the seal and across the room to the modem. I used the connection from the rear of the modem at the post where I connected the new and old coaxial cables to the post. We now have a temporary Internet connection and the Cable 1 tech never did show up. I’ll reroute the cable internally at a later date. 
Tomorrow is a busy day and the weather is supposed to be perfect. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. 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 were Oreos on top of your wedding cake.


  1. I think I read something today in your post that I never read before. You actually sat down and listen to the birds. What a novel idea for a retired full-time our fear to do. Hehe. Glad you took some time to stop and smell the roses.

  2. Love your blog. Birds go back to where they are born. We had birds in our overhang and even though it has been closed for years, they still try to get in.

  3. Oreos on wedding cake? My Cajun redneck would prefer boudin.