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, October 18, 2016

Getting Things Ready and Hunting for What We Need.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Since we were both worn out from our busy day it was almost a treat to have the wind rocking the trailer last night. It was such a comforting feeling that neither of us woke the entire night. Getting ready for breakfast was also interesting just listening how intense the wind was still blowing. During breakfast we changed our plans from working around the trailer to going to pick up needed supplies that will help get things accomplished. 
Hard to believe such a nearly clear sky could be so windy.
This was the only picture taken today before the camera died.
We managed to check over our E-mail and morning reading before leaving the Park by 10:30 heading for Windsor. Even as we were driving we made changes as to what we would do first and the one we needed to do first was to get the oil changed in the car. When we go away for the winter we have been leaving it with our son Kevin who starts it every few days and runs short errands with it to keep it exercised. Once the car was on the hoist at Quickie Oil Lube and Service it was only a matter of minutes when the technician informed us we had a problem. Bringing me back to the service bay he pointed out we had a leaking Oil Sensor that if left unrepaired could cost us the engine. He also pointed out a few other things that can wait but the Sensor was too far gone. Our oil change cost a little more than expected but was less expensive than a new engine, plus we know and hope our son won’t have any problems with it while we are gone.

It was nearly 12:00 when we left the lube shop and went to Home Depot where I needed to pick up more electrical supplies so that I can continue getting things finished inside the trailer. This was where I also found out the battery on the camera was too weak to take any more pictures. 

Kathy is still looking for a new Shower Caddy so on our way to lunch we stopped at Jysk thinking they would have what all the other stores didn’t but we walked out empty handed again.  

A stop at the Brewers Retail to cash in empty beer cans took a little longer than expected because it seemed that everyone must have been returning all their empties they had accumulated over the summer with all kinds of parties. In Ontario if you buy any kind of alcoholic beverage anywhere you cash in the containers at the Brewers Retail which keeps them out of recycle boxes and out of landfills. 

We stopped at Taco Bell where we tried their new Steak Doubledilla. We enjoyed the entrée but the sides they served with it need some work. 

The next stop was at Windsor Starter Powerhouse where I managed to get the last of the copper terminal lugs they had in stock so that I can hopefully finish wiring the Inverters and Batteries before we leave for the southwest. 

The Credit Union was our next stop where we had to do some banking as well as getting a small amount of pocket change. 

Heading to Guardian Storage we got our Mail and gave notice to Wendy that they will be able to start collecting our mail as of November 1st until the middle of April. 

Since hearing how other RVers have been having issues with the Diesel Particulate Filters on the F350’s we stopped at Windsor Gas and Diesel to check with Jim when and if we could expect any kind of problems with our truck. He explained what are the most common reasons they go bad (Blown Injectors or Turbos) and how the engine performance will feel like. When we were at ease with what he told us we then started talking about RVs and back-up cameras and what happened to his Brother-in-law. It brought a round a laughter between us. We left telling him that we’d see him in the spring. 

Still looking for the Shower Caddy we stopped at Home Outfitters where we found a decent Caddy but the price was excessive. Driving across the road we went to Home Sense where surprisingly they had a similar Caddy at a very reasonable price. It definitely came home with us.  

A stop at Canadian Tire allowed me to check the tool department for a tool that was popular years ago but now it seems you can’t find anywhere. Kathy busied herself looking around the Christmas Decorations. She didn’t buy anything but enjoyed just looking because years ago we had Traffic Stopping Outdoor Displays. 

It was nearly 4:30 and we’d walked off lunch so we used a coupon to have supper at A&W at a reduced price.  

Since the forecasted rain had started falling our shopping trip was not over. We walked across to the Dollar Tree where Kathy looked for a Christmas Decoration she thought would fit with our minimal amount of decorations. It was a disappointment. Dollarama was no better as a fact all the stores in this area have their Christmas Decorations on the shelves all except this particular store. 

On Friday when we attended Christine’s Wedding Kathie had a dish with Jelly Beans out for snacks. Now we had to make a stop at Bulk Barn to quell our want for Jelly Beans. 

We made it Home just as the 6 o’clock News was starting. Our late summer temperatures have come to an end and things will start cooling down. Tomorrow we’ll get back on track at getting the trailer ready for our southwest trip. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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