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 14, 2017

Another Merry Thanksmas and High Wind Advisory For Our Area.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We were both awake before 8:00 this morning knowing that someone special was coming to visit with us today. We enjoyed our breakfast at the table and our Coffees at the Computers. We managed to get all our morning reading completed before putting the Computers away for a while. It is amazing how much more space we have in our Living Area by simply putting our Computers and the Folding Tables they sit on away.

Around 10:00 the phone rang, informing us of a possible delay. That gave me a chance to go sweep the leaves that had blown in overnight off the Patio.

With only a Ten-Minute Delay at 11:40 our granddaughter Kylla and her boyfriend Cody arrived. They had taken a trip with other friends to Montreal for Ten Days and had not been able to make the Merry Thanksmas Family Celebration last Saturday. Kylla has always been extremely close to Kathy and since we’ll be leaving for the southwest soon Kylla needed to make the visit.

They had a tour of our Home and we had the chance to sit and visit. Being a typical Grandma, Kathy had to find out how long they’ve known one another as well as when they started dating. We had the chance to better understand who Cody is and what his plans are once he graduates from University.

Shortly after noon we drove up to the 19th Hole Restaurant where everyone ordered something different. The kids loved the restaurant and the food. There were a lot more questions asked about how Kathy and I crossed paths along with more of my family’s history. It really opened Kylla’s eyes.

When our meal was over we drove around the Park not only showing them the layout but describing the amount of Flooding that had taken place in the Park back in August. 

Getting back Home we gave them both their Merry Thanksmas Gifts. Cody was in shock and had not expected anything. Kathy’s theory which I agree with, is if everyone around you is opening Gifts and you aren’t, “How would that make you feel?” That would be like a slap in the face and we would rather make friends feel welcome. They both like their Gifts and gave us extra Hugs and Handshakes before they left.

It was nearly 2:30 when they left and I figured it was safe to bring the Truck back from the Overflow Parking Area. As I was leaving our neighbour Hugh was struggling to close up his Awning. He had heard about the forecasted 55 MPH Wind Gusts our area will be experiencing most of the day tomorrow. He also just last Sunday nearly took the tip of his finger off with this Awning. Rather than letting him injure himself again working together we had it safely secured in Two Minutes.

Continuing my walk to get the Truck other neighbours Hank and Dave pulled me into their conversation. Both these men are Retired Police Officers. By the time I got back Home with the Truck my Five-Minute errand had turned into an Hour.

The leaves that I’d cleaned off the Patio earlier were back and even though the Temperature was a comfortable 70 F (21 C) the Twenty MPH Winds would have made working under the trailer more of a problem then a chore. I brought some tools inside so that I can get a few adjustments completed while the Wind howls by tomorrow.

Not feeling too hungry Kathy made us Pancakes topped with Strawberries and Cool Whip. It was more than Satisfying. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. That's so nice of you to provide gifts for everyone. I've been the one sitting there with nothing, and it's NO fun!! Good for you guys!!!

  2. Your granddaughter is a pretty young lady. I agree no one should be sitting and just watching others open gifts. I am not surprised that Kathy would be prepared with gifts for a boyfriend.