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 28, 2016

More Running Then Planned.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Having put up with unseasonably hot temperatures for the last few days it was almost a shock to wake up and not hear the A.C. running. When breakfast was over and we’d looked at the weather forecast we decided that today would be a great day to run a collection of errands. 
After opening roof vents and some windows we were on our way to Ruthven shortly after 10:00. The easiest way to get there from our location was to head towards Essex via the North Malden Road then turn onto the Essex Bypass better known as Highway 3. We arrived at Colasanti’s farms in Ruthven after 10:30 only to see a school bus parked in the lot. Colasanti’s is also known as a tropical oasis inside a gigantic greenhouse that people come to visit year round. They have a miniature zoo and even an indoor amusement park geared to the younger children. When we went inside the playground was filled with Kindergarten age children having their last outing of the school year with their fellow classmates. 
Kathy and I were not there to play on the rides but we were shopping for some Citrosa Plants and no other businesses or gardening supply outlet in the area sells them. These are plants many of our neighbours have and their purpose is to drive away Mosquitos. If you rub the leaves they emit a very powerful lemon scent that the mosquitos just can’t stand. By the time we found where they were located there were no longer any potted table top plants available but they were a couple of beautiful Hanging plants ready for the taking.  
It was past 11:00 when we headed out the door. Not being in a rush we avoided the highway and drove the backroads. Somehow we managed to drive past Jack Miners Bird Sanctuary until we finally connected to the Arner Townline. From there we took the third concession of Colchester until we connected to Highway 18 which runs north of the Lake Erie shoreline until we finally arrived in Amherstburg around 12:20. 

Since it was past lunch and we had a Gift Card so we stopped at Tim Horton’s where we each enjoyed a Steak Panni for our lunch. When we left we made a quick stop at the Dollar Store where we found tree ornaments they didn’t have last week. The ones we have in our back tree are working fine but not in the front. These new ones should cause more distraction for the birds and hopefully keep our vehicles cleaner. 
Our Citrosa Plant. Keeps Mosquitoes away.
Our next stop was at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home. Today was Melissa’s Birthday and we stopped to drop her off one of the Citrosa Plants as a gift. She loves plants but mosquitos love her so hopefully this will help her enjoy more outdoor time. Matthew didn’t have school today and said his parents had just left to do some shopping. Leaving it where she’d see it we know that she’ll appreciate it. 

We were Home just after 1:00 and when Kathy checked the phone for messages we found out a special package had been delivered. Armed with another list we were headed towards Windsor. 

We stopped at Home Depot, Lowes, Zehrs and Canadian Tire looking for flower pot trays that their shelves were bulging with last month but nobody had any today. Finally arriving at Guardian Storage we collected our mail along with the oversized package that wouldn’t fit inside our mailbox. Then we headed back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we spent nearly an hour shopping and gathering things we need to have in the trailer. 

We are expecting a possible work stoppage with the Canadian Postal Services this weekend so we stopped at Green Shield so Kathy could submit her last claim from Healthy Heals for her At-Home services. 

Next we stopped at the Credit Union to do some banking. For the middle of the afternoon I was surprised to be their only customer. 

Now we needed a few groceries so we went to Walmart. We even checked for the flower pot trays there with no luck. We almost got all our groceries but had to stop across the street at Zehrs to finish off the list. 
Johnsonville Brats on thin buns, Tomatoes and Potato Salad.
We made it Home on time to grill some Johnsonville Brats for supper to go with the potato salad Kathy served. We barely finished eating when the 6 o’clock News started. Our high temperature for the day was 73 F (23 C) but with the cold north winds we had all day it felt much colder. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


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1 comment:

  1. Never heard of the Citrosa plant. Very interesting. The mosquitos aren't too bad around our least not yet.