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, June 7, 2016

Getting To Know Better.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With the passing of the storms shown on the radar last night we were brave enough to sleep with our flip-out windows open. That meant we slept so soundly we didn’t even hear the sun come up. Of course the fact that the speed of light travels faster than sound might have had something to do with it. When we finally opened our eyes and made the decision to get out of bed we almost had a change of mind when our feet hit the floor. The overnight low had dropped to 52 F (11 C) which is well below the seasonal temps for this time of year. 

Breakfast included a second cup of coffee that was finished at the computers. Not wanting to turn any heat source on we had barely sat down and our coffees were already cold. At that point we actually closed the few open windows in order to stop the cold north wind from blowing in. Knowing we had things to accomplish this afternoon Kathy used the remainder of the morning to make a nice piping hot pot of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup 

With the neighbours getting together yesterday to rid Stan of his Mouse House, while sitting having breakfast I spotted what you would call a scout. It was probably from the evicted pod and was in search of somewhere else to set up a new homestead. With the morning reading finished I went to Larry’s to tell him he might have been selected as an unwilling landlord. He thanked me and started cleaning a wooden skid piled with firewood that he had stored under his trailer. Ted had found his special trap and set it up at Stan’s in hopes of getting any stragglers that had stayed behind. 

It was past noon and due to the lack of sunshine and high north winds the temperature hadn’t moved since we’d gotten up. Back Home Kathy had finally found something that needed some chopping in the kitchen to be a side for our lunch. The tasty hot soup was very welcoming as it helped to take the chill out of our bodies that the morning coffees had failed to do.  
War Memorial in the town of Essex, Ontario.
With the dishes washed we soon headed out to Essex in an attempt to resolve the truck licensing. As soon as we showed our ownership to the clerk at Service Ontario we were told we couldn’t have the exemption tag because of how the truck was originally registered by the dealer when we bought it. Leaving there a bit frustrated, we’ll look at another way of dealing with this issue but in the meantime we have other things to do. 
Since our move to Fulltiming we have become very familiar with the town of Amherstburg but not Essex so we decided to explore this afternoon. In the past we always seemed to drive to SX Video which was located at the leading edge of town. Today we drove to the far edge of town before turning around. Who knew that they had two grocery stores? Not Us!  
Foodland grocery store was almost like a throwback to the grocery stores like when we were growing up. It had almost as many different products as the big chain grocery stores just less of it on the shelves. They even had stock people refilling the near-empty spaces on the shelves. Imagine that keeping people employed at jobs that most of the big stores have been contracted out. The final price was close to what the big name chain stores would have charged. 
On the trip back Home, the sky remained threatening and the wind was trying its best to push the car from the road. Once we arrived at the trailer it was as if someone had turned a switch shutting down the wind. We got the groceries in and I even got the tarps back over the car windows before I started grilling supper on the Weber. Tonight we enjoyed Spare Ribs and Asparagus and it was good but not perfect because as soon as I started grilling the high wind started again. 
The weather guessers are showing that our temps will be cooler tonight and we may even hit 68 F (20 C) tomorrow. They might be right because the winds are trying to rock the trailer. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

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1 comment:

  1. I have always supported the small town businesses, I like to shop wherever we are to help keep them going.