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 6, 2016

Getting Things Closer to Being Ready.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Neither of us needed any type of sleeping aid last night but with the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve had for the last few days and the open windows at night it could be considered the same thing. The problem with nature helping you have comfort through the night is that it makes certain you don’t start your day too early. It was after 8:30 when we both jumped out of bed to go for breakfast and discuss today’s agenda. 

We spent very little time on the computers before actively doing our morning chores. Kathy still needed to do more research on our revised southern trip. My goal was to finish cutting some metal components at our son Kevin’s home in Amherstburg today. 

By the time I headed out the door it was past 10:00. The ride on the truck felt a lot stiffer with the front tires properly inflated as well as the ten pounds of air in the new Airbags. From past experience the Airbags do not add load capacity but helps to smooth the rougher road surfaces which makes traveling much easier. 
Filing pieces for our projects.
By the time I had talked with Kevin it was past 10:30 when I finally started working on my projects. When making things using new materials it normally takes less time than when recycling past projects. The advantage of reusing some of those past projects (especially when you are retired) is the cost is less and you have the time to work on them. Today I cut the new lighter materials that will be used to redesign the recycled bicycle rack I’ll make for the rear of our trailer. I also managed to make a further adjustment to one of the battery racks we’ll be reusing. 
Our neighbour gave us a couple of Butternut squashes.
They definitely won't go to waste. Yum!
It was after 2:00 when everything was packed away and I was on my way Home. Having just talked to Kathy on the phone it was determined neither of us had eaten lunch so there was a quick stop at McDonalds where a couple of junior cheeseburgers would help us until supper. 

Cheesy Potatoes and Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Tomato Salad.
Kathy moved her research paperwork from the table so that we had somewhere to eat. Afterwards she continued her task while I went outside to empty the trailer’s waste tanks and then to file clean the materials that were cut today. I started laying parts out behind the trailer when I noticed a problem in the design. In order to clear the roof-ladder the design will have to be shaved. Back to the cutting room! 
The trees are starting to change colours.
We enjoyed supper while listening to the 6 o’clock News. The weather forecast will be cooler than today’s 81 F (27 C) but still welcoming. We’ll be praying for all those in the line of Hurricane Matthew that is being followed by Hurricane Nicole. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Joke of the Day 

Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.

1 comment:

  1. You are one busy guy! I have friends in Hilton Head SC. He had his wife and kids drive to Atlanta where she is from and he had two more windows to board up and then was going to be on his way. I offered my house, but they are staying with family. Crossing my fingers that there home is not damaged. The main thing is that they are safe. - Nancy