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 11, 2016

Projects Getting Finished.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

It actually felt strange getting to bed before 11:30 last night and not waking until 7:00 this morning. Feeling very refreshed I went through the normal routine of opening window shades, getting things ready for breakfast and I even had a chance to start my morning reading before Kathy came downstairs for breakfast before 8:00. We did our usual day planning in an effort to maximize what we would accomplish.  

With the morning chores and reading finished it was shortly after 9:30 when I was outside with the mental note of what I wanted to do. With the 52 F (11 C) temperature and no sweater I had to keep busy in order to keep warm. The first thing to cross off my list was to install the pull handle on the sunlight shade that I’d made. After minor stretching of the holes everything went together and I went inside to install it. Kathy had been cleaning the soap dispenser in the shower at the time appreciated that this project was being crossed off the list but did not like that fact that she was now standing in the dark.  

Back outside I started bolting the battery racks together even though I could have easily welded the three sections together. If at a later date, we see that we can get by with only four A.G.M. batteries one section can easily be removed with just a screwdriver thus recovering storage space. I had just finished putting it all together when Kathy called me in for lunch. She jokingly said it was all leftovers but after Kathy gets done recreating leftovers you actually look forward to eating them. 

We have appointments every day this week with the biggest one being a wedding on Friday. Since we are not sure what kind of clothes we’ll need to wear we had to look at the Weather Network to figure it out. It will be a clear but cool day so we’ll have to stop at our Climate Controlled Storage Unit to pick up appropriate clothes to wear. 

Outside again I spread the plastic tarp down so that I could paint the battery rack before it gets installed into the basement. Positioning it upside down I was able to paint ninety percent of it before stopping to allow it to dry. 
Battery Racks ready to install.
I needed to finish rewiring the new clearance lamps on the front of the truck but because both the basement and our garden shed are temporarily in a state of disarray I couldn’t find the spool of wire that I was certain was there. Feeling frustrated about the mess it took a while before realizing that the wire was not here but at our son’s garage.
Now wired for a quick replacement
and well sealed with Silicon
The rack was fairly dry so after flipping it over I finished painting the last of it. While doing that I thought of a better way to connect those lights so if they ever need to be replaced again no wires would have to be cut. I created a harness with plug-ins using spade connectors. Finding an eighteen-inch length of wire in a toolbox it didn’t take long to finish the job itself if you eliminate the time the curious neighbours stopped over to see what I was doing.
Fettuccini Alfredo, Ham with Caramelized Onions
and Fruit Cake for dessert.
The sense of smell is a very important thing to have but it can also become a distraction. I had just finished connecting the lights and my sense of smell told me Kathy was cooking. By the time I’d closed up my tools she was telling me to wash up for supper. She had taken leftover Ham brought Home from our family celebration and added Fettuccini Alfredo to create a mouth-watering meal. 
Once the dishes were clean my last chore of the day was to dump our tanks. In that short amount of time the cooler daytime temperatures had become colder temperatures. Tomorrow I have an early appointment then we’ll see how much I can accomplish at getting the trailer ready for our southern trip. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

The World's Great Proverbs 

Young men may die, 

but old men must die.


  1. You two will be so glad to get on the road!!! You will be able to relax for sure. :)

  2. After we sold our house and bought our MH, we lived with my dad for a month. Paul used to go crazy when he would go to do something at the MH and realize the one tool he needed was at my dad's. Grrrrr. That is what I would say, now Paul had some other choice words.

  3. Don't be in too much of a hurry to head south. It was 96 here yesterday.

  4. Whoever bought your last rig got a bargain - all the things you know how to do and all the improvements are great! Nancy