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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Monday, October 2, 2017

Making Arrangements, Cooking Ahead, Cleaning Up, Fun Visit and Good Doctor.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We have learned how to make ourselves comfortable without the need to run the furnace all night. We simply run the furnace long enough to take the moisture out of the air then by keeping the Bedcover on overnight we sleep comfortably.

We were both up shortly after 8:00 and the temperature at that time was 43 F (6 C) so we took our time reading and doing inside chores. I also had a few phone calls that needed to be done. The first to Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel to talk about the truck’s starting problems Since we don’t want to have issues with it while we are away we’ll be dropping it off tomorrow morning. Next a Call to Stephanie at Leisure Trailer about setting the date for shipping our trailer back to the Jayco Factory in Middlebury, Indiana. The last call was to Mark for him to contact us.

Kathy started chopping vegetables to make two separate dishes. The first was a Pork Roast with all the trimmings in the Crock Pot and the second was a pot of Ham and Split Pea Soup that we’ll have later this week.

I went outside and moved the car over to our neighbour’s site that has only been here twice this season. Then started getting everything required to wash both the Truck and later the Car. It has been a while since they have been cleaned so this would be well worth the effort. Kathy called me in for lunch before I started any scrubbing. 
Only one each, Ham and Cheese Salad Wraps. They are filling.
Before noon hour the temperature had already risen to 63 F (17 C) allowing us to start opening the door and all the windows. Kathy made us each a Ham and Cheese Salad Wraps that are helping to keep our Carb intake down but filling enough to give us the nutrition that we need to carry on with our day.

Mark finally called so we were able to explain what was happening and what we were having to do. He explained what he information he needed and Kathy set about E-mailing him what he requested.

When I went back outside to start washing the Truck, Kathy made certain that the Roast was cooking properly and set the Soup to cool so that she could put it in the Fridge. She then did a recheck on one of our stops on our way south this year. Something just didn’t look right but after seeing it again she was satisfied.

I was barely finished scrubbing months of grime off the Truck when Kathy came outside to start gathering our Garden Decorations that will be stored in our Garden Shed for the winter.

Our other neighbours Maynard and Marva arrived at their trailer to start cleaning things up in preparation of winterizing it for the season. They had planned on spending more time here this year but with the development of Blood Clots in Maynard’s Lunges that all changed. We have enjoyed the brief times we have had to visit with them as they are very polite and cordial. Tomorrow October 3rd they will be celebrating their 58th Wedding Anniversary. Before they left for the day we made certain to wish them a Happy Anniversary. 
Today was our grandson Tyler's Birthday.
I had finished washing the Car and was closing things up when our daughter Karen and our grandson Tyler arrived. Even though we had celebrated yesterday Tyler’s Birthday was actually today so Karen chauffeured him around for Nine Holes of Golf. Knowing they were coming Kathy served the Pork Roast for all of us to share. Being a teenage boy who hadn’t eaten since lunch Tyler thought the entire Pork Roast was for him. (Typical Teenage Vacuum Cleaner)
Pork Roast, Potatoes, Carrots and Caesar's Salad.
We watched the second episode of the Good Doctor tonight at 10:00 and are really liking it. Being around children that are Autistic this series is something that is trying to show people that some those who have the affliction can be an important part of our society. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.

James M. Barrie, Scottish Novelist and Dramatist


  1. Too bad I can't send my car and truck to you, not to mention the motorhome. Washing those is on MY to-do list too!!

  2. Another productive at your place. Good looking Grandson.