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, October 27, 2016

Cold Wet Weather, Frustrating Instructions and Minor Changes.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With only four more sleeps we are both looking forward to starting our southwest trek. It would be better appreciated if the weather was just a bit more cooperative. When we started our Fulltiming Lifestyle this past April we never suspected that we’d be moving a second time this year. Since there had already been a number of modifications made to the Avalanche in preparation to Boondocking off the grid. Now it’s a mad dash to having our new Home ready for such an undertaking. 

The Temperature was at 43 F (6 C) when we got up this morning and would only rise by a few degrees for a daytime high of 46 F (8 C). Since it was still drizzling after we’d finished our breakfast we chose to go pick up a few more items that we’d forgotten to add to our shopping list yesterday.  

First we had to stop at the Park Office in order to FAX the information off to Verizon in an effort to reactivate our MiFi Jetpack. 

The Walmart in Amherstburg seemed to be the most logical place for us to go as a One Stop Shopping type of place. With three things on our list we were shocked when they had no Lined Slippers in my size, nor did they have any S.D. cards under Thirty-Two Gigs but the real shock was when half the Cereal aisles was empty. 

Walking out empty handed was disappointing but then we noticed the rain had finally stopped even though the North Wind seemed to have increased. Driving up the road we stopped at the No-Frills grocery store we were happy to see employees all over stocking counters and shelves. After finding enough cereal to hold us over until we reached a grocery store in the U.S. but that was definitely the only thing on our list we were bringing Home 

Since it was nearly lunch time but we both had the craving for a Hawaiian Pizza we stopped at Little Caesar’s. With only one employee in the building it was amazing that she still managed to have our order ready within ten minutes even while taking more orders from other customers. When given our pizza I immediately double bagged it in our Insulated Shopping Bags to take it Home. 

The drive Home was still cloudy even though the rain had stopped. Kathy could feel the heat on her knees even with the double Insulated Shopping Bags which made her knees feel better but was also making her want to fall asleep. The aroma of the pizza filled the car making us wish we were already Home. Inside the trailer steam was still rising from the pizza as we enjoyed it for lunch. 

Kathy would spend the remainder of the afternoon researching places she thought we could explore. I spent the afternoon continuing to work on mounting our Bicycle Carrier. That was when I noticed another flaw. In order to not affect the electronics inside the trailer I needed to remove the Carrier and Brackets so they could be welded off the trailer. Using square tubing as the method of bracing most of the fitting had to be done using a hand file to make it all fit. 
It was nearly 6:30 when Kathy told me to call it a day and come in for supper. Getting the layers of work clothes off and getting washed for supper I found that I was chilled to the bone. Luckily Kathy had made a Salad with Chicken and Fruit for our meal but the mug of Hot Chocolate helped to ease the chills. 

This evening I got on the phone calling Verizon to confirm the information we had sent but they just can’t understand why we have a Canadian Address and that I didn’t FAX them the right information. I sent exactly what they asked for and would spend over eighty minutes on the phone and they still won’t connect the Hotspot. Guess we’ll just wait until we cross the International Border into the U.S. to get it fixed. 

Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to in the mid-fifties with less wind so hopefully I can check another chore off my to-do list by the end of the day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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