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, June 18, 2016

Slow Hot Progress, Slight Adjustments.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Neither of us wanted to spend last night awake looking at the ceiling when we had plans that included getting an early start outside in the morning. We both took a Tylenol in an attempt to fool our bodies that they had no aches or pains. Well it worked and with all the windows and vents open we nearly slept the entire night until we actually had to pull the covers up.  
Kathy creating her Patio Art.
We were both eating breakfast before 8:00 and after quickly checking our E-mails and the weather forecast, were once again outside in an attempt to beat the forecasted high heat of the day. Kathy added more details to her patio art while I prepped and started adding the roof coating on the trailer. In order to avoid leaving footprints on the roof I had to remove my sandals and go barefoot. Kathy found trimming her art took the longest time. The same thing happened when I needed to use a paintbrush in order to trim around all the utilities on the roof. 
By lunch time I’d only finished half of the roof and even though I was drinking water and Gator-Aide up there I was starting to feel disoriented from the heat reflecting back at me. Luckily Kathy had stopped earlier because of the heat so she had already gotten lunch ready. It took another hour to finish coating the roof and there was no way I could add the second coat today. 
Trimming the edge of the roof.
The last few weeks there has been a continuous breeze in our area that constantly cooled us inside the trailer or outside in the shade. Today there was no breeze even as we sat in the shade. The instructions on the roof coating cans say that once it is applied you can’t wash it nor can it be exposed to rain for twenty-four hours. That means we couldn’t turn on the Air Conditioning because it would affect the coating. Looking at the forecasts that will climb close to the century mark for the next few days I’ll be waiting to add the extra coating on the roof until later in the week, so tomorrow afternoon we can turn on our AC. 
Redoing our firepit.
Our neighbour Bob was working on setting up his stainless steel firepit on his site. To both Kathy and I it looked way to tall. When he borrowed my Cobalt drill bit to add more ventilation holes we mentioned that it was going to sit high. With that thought in mind he got his wife Sherri involved and she agreed with us. The only way to fix that was to dig a deeper hole to partially bury it.  
Just enough space to keep the bricks cool.
Once he added the brick around it looked great but he now had extra brick. Since it was the same kind of brick we had use I suggested to Kathy we add another layer of brick to our firepit. Offering to buy the bricks from Bob he said just take them but I didn’t think that was fair. Like our trailer theirs is a fifth wheel. We both got stuck with bird’s nests in our pinboxes this spring. Now that the babies have flown the nest I’ll be making a metal cover to stop them from making any further nests. As a trade for the bricks I’ll also make a cover to fit the pinbox on their trailer.   
Acorn Squash, Brussels Sprouts and Haddock
Getting the bricks to all fit properly required a bit of digging on my part but now our firepit looks more appealing. Kathy was stuck cooking supper on her own tonight because the heat just got the better of me. It was an early shower night for the both of us. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


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