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 24, 2017

Another Appointment and Getting Things Ready.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

There was no argument about leaving our Bedcover on last night when the Local Weather Guesser showed that the temperature was going down to 39 F (4 C). Somewhere in my Subconscience this morning I remembered that I had set the Alarm (We really hate doing that!) for 7:30 this morning when I started staring at the Clock with Ten Minutes to spare. 

We both took the time to take our morning Pills, grab our Raincoats and were out the door and headed for Windsor by 8:00. Our first destination was to Kathy’s Family Doctor’s Office. When Kathy has to fast like this I will do the same so that I’m not eating in front of her. Besides I have some extra energy stored that I could afford to lose some. By the time Kathy saw her Doctor, had her Blood Tests done and received her Flu Shot we were leaving by 9:15.

Our next stop was to the nearby A&W where it has become our ritual to have our delayed Breakfasts. The reason we go there is because we are served on real Plates with real Silverware, our Coffees and Juices are served in real Mugs and Glasses. The Food tastes great cooked the way you want it, is reasonably priced and is brought to your table within minutes of giving your order. We were not hungry when we left. The Rain had increased from a drizzle to a Shower.

Driving across the parking lot we went to Canadian Tire. We use Blue Refillable Water Jugs for Drinking Water when traveling. We use the Reverse Osmoses Dispensing Machines which guarantees that we’re drink Safe Water. The other day Kathy went to move the one Jug and Plastic Spigot broke off so we were here to purchase a replacement. Before leaving the store with the new Tap I suggested we check the Plumbing Department. I tried unsuccessfully to find a Brass Fixture in an attempt to avoid this problem in the future.

Driving over to Dollarama I dropped Kathy near the door because of the Rain before parking the Car. Before I had even reached the sidewalk she was coming out saying all things related to summer had been removed from the shelves.

Driving across this parking lot to Home Depot I searched their Plumbing Section and found the perfect replacement to the Water Spigot. Kathy wanted me to use the heavy-duty Plastic Valve but when she tried to operate it she found the Brass Valve much easier. We have Three Jugs but could only locate Two Valves before leaving the store.

Our next stop was the Pioneer gas station on Walker Road since it has been over two weeks since we last purchased any gasoline. We were a little shocked to see the price had jumped over Ten Cents a Liter (39 Cents a US gallon).

Last Tuesday we had a very busy day visiting and running errands. Somewhere on that day I managed to do something I have never done before, I lost my set of Trailer Keys off my Belt Clip. Our next stop was Castle Locksmith on Tecumseh Road. Using Kathy’s set of Keys they copied them and we were soon on our way. We have gotten Keys made at other places in the past and had nothing but trouble with them but any Keys made at Castle Locksmith have always worked right the first time. 

We drove over to Guardian Storage where after collecting our Mail we drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We gathered some Toiletries we had in bins and left behind things we don’t bring south with us that could freeze. 

Driving over to the east-end Home Depot I was able to find the third Brass Valve for our Water Jugs. Just as we were about to leave the Plumbing Department we spotted 1-1/4” Pipe Insulation. We just recently had been looking for Swimming Noodles to protect our Tandem Bicycle but everything summer related has been put away. This Pipe Insulation costs less then the Noodles, comes in longer pieces and has a slice up its entire length which will make it easier to install. 

It was nearly 1:00 and breakfast was long gone so we again stopped at A&W and tried their New Mozza Mushroom Melt Burgers along with a mug of their famous Root Beer. We were both well satisfied when we left. 

Our next stop was Walmart where Kathy found a new Long-Sleeved Nightgown. With the Diabetic Neuropathy her shoulders have become extremely sensitive to these cold night time temperatures.

Since it was still early we stopped at Princess Auto just to walk around for exercise. Barely in the door I met Keith who I’d worked with for a number of years. He’s been fighting Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and even though he looks good and I wished him well things don’t look good for his future. It’s when you hear things like that we really feel good about our decision to Travel and Explore the way we do. We also found the Cargo Net we were looking for.

We arrived Home just before 4:00 and the Rain was starting again. Using my new Key, I let Kathy in before bringing the rest of our things in. Still wearing my Raincoat, I went back outside and tested each of the new Keys. Like I said before we have never gotten a bad Key at Castle Locksmith. The Keys have been made into sets and the Brass Valves work perfectly on the Water Jugs

Our high temperature for today was 54 F (12 C) and is dropping to 37 F (3 C) overnight. With the non-stop Rain our area is getting we had to cycle the furnace a few times to get the chill out of the trailer.

After watching the 6 o’clock Local News we had a bowl of Soup for supper and a Coffee at the Computers. We still have lots to do and only a week to do it in. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I love it when you go to town and find everything you are looking for!!

  2. Another busy day for you two getting more things crossed off the list.