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, October 29, 2016

Errands, Chores and Some Clowning Around.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

As long as the temperatures are not too cold or too hot we enjoy having the windows cracked open slightly to let the fresh air into the trailer. Because I’m spending most of my days outside lately in an attempt to accomplish what we feel should be done before we leave on our southwesterly trip I’m also getting more than my fair share of it. What that all means is that we are both sleeping so soundly at night that someone could have a parade right outside our trailer and neither of us would hear it. 
Kathy with our grandson Cameron.
We were both up having breakfast before 8:00 this morning knowing that we had a busy day ahead of us. We finished our coffees at the computers before accomplishing our inside chores.
Kathy and I wearing our old Cake Decorating Smocks.
By 9:00 we were headed out of the Park with our list of things that needed to be accomplished. Our first stop was at the Essex Home Hardware Building Center where I returned the Titanium Drill Bits that had failed to do what they were designed for. When I explained to them I finished making the holes with a round-file where the drills would not bore through they immediately refunded the entire price. On my way out of the store I noticed the Girl Guides were having their Annual Cookie Drive so I supported their cause and surprised Kathy with a gift that we both started snacking on. 
Our son Kevin.
Heading towards Windsor the first place we stopped at was Guardian Storage to check our mail. We had been waiting for our refund cheque for Kathy’s In House Foot Treatment from Green Shield. With its arrival our next stop was to the Credit Union where the only thing we did was to deposit it into our account. 
Cameron's brother Matthew.
Next we swung by Princess Auto where I picked up some Hitch-Pins to be used in place of bolts on the Bicycle Carrier that is being built for the rear of the trailer. 
It was now time to head over to Fantastic Sam’s for our last11:00 hair cut appointment for this year. We arrived early and Jen had us both finished with our hair cut the way we wanted by 11:15. In the spring she’ll have the problem of straightening out what the hairstylists in the U.S. will do to our hair because they just don’t seem to be trained to cut hair in the same fashion. 
A couple of Blood Suckers.
Jeff and Jody.
Since we will be bringing our generator with us on this trip we headed downtown to Windsor Battery Powerhouse to get a new battery for it. Since the normal batteries only last three years maximum Kathy chose to get the A.G.M. battery for it which should clearly last about ten years and save us money in the long run. 
Heading back to the east-end of the city it was already lunch time and Kathy was starting to feel it. We had planned on going to Wendy’s but when we saw the Michigan Diner on Tecumseh Rod we stopped in there instead. We also haven’t had Fish and Chips in a while so that was our very filling lunch. We figured we’d simply skip supper because we’d be snacking later in the evening. 
Turning around I dropped Kathy off at Walmart while I walked to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to change the PIN number on my card. For this being a Saturday the place was packed and then the computer was giving the teller a hard time. After nearly twenty minutes I had to go finish the process at the ATMs where there was another lineup. By the time I got back to Walmart Kathy was already at the Check-Out with the Fruit and Vegetable trays she’d gone in to purchase. Back at the car she told me of people almost getting into fights over these trays that they wanted for their parties tonight. 
It was nearly 2:30 when we got Home and unloaded. Concerned that I was running out of time for the projects Kathy encouraged me to put in a few hours before we had to leave. I managed to get the bracing brackets made and installed on the Carrier itself as well as getting the brackets made that will be mounted on the Bumper Mounts before she told me to close up shop at 5:30. 
Inside the fridge.
I was washed within minutes and we were on our way to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home in Amherstburg shortly after 6:00 for their Annual Halloween Party. First we stopped at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar to fill the car with gasoline. 
Texas sized Spiders.
We were the third one’s to arrive. At the last-minute we chose not to wear any facial masks but everyone in attendance understood that we were wearing our old Chef’s Jackets from when we used to do cakes as hobby & business. Kevin went all out dressed as a Clown with full makeup. Others were dressed as Cats and Vampires in fact a couple Jeff and Jody came as a Vampire Couple. Normally everyone is dressed up but his year some just came as themselves with no costumes. 
There was more food there than could be eaten by everyone so it made up for our missing supper. Kathy started feeling strange around 9:30 and suddenly realized it wasn’t from the food or being tired but the evening medication she hadn’t taken that was still sitting on the table back Home. 
Saying our good byes everyone was wishing us safe travels and plan to hear about them at next year’s party. We were Home shortly after 10:00 and soon after taking her medication Kathy started feeling better. 
More of a sinister look/
Tomorrow the weather will be cooler and somewhat damp but it is now Crunch-Time at getting everything ready for our trip.  I made a mistake on how many days were left the other day so the correct time is two days or three sleeps before we leave. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 


Words of Inspiration 

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. 

Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet


  1. Love the costumes. I used to be the only one dressing up at my work place, I will miss that day only.

  2. I love looking at Halloween costumes. Some people are so not so much. Looks like another awesome party.