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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Our Home Is Home, Losing A Good Neighbour and Fun Visit.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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We were both awake around 8:30 this morning even though we had worn ourselves out by unpacking almost everything and getting it back in its proper spot yesterday. We also knew that the process was far from over so we didn’t spend too much time on the Computers.

We arrived at Guardian Storage close to 10:00 and while Kathy was busy securing some of the things that had not been put away I was busy outside mounting the License Plate and checking why the Right Turn Signal wasn’t working. Somehow the Lens on that Taillight was not setting securely which allowed water inside and caused Corrosion to form on the Contacts. After cleaning the Contacts on the Bulb and connecting the Truck the Turn Signal still would not work. I wasn’t going to waste my time on that today but will add it to my To-Do List.

Once hooked up and everything was secured we drove around the Storage Yard over to the Storage Unit with the rest of the things from the Trailer. There were still a few things that needed to go inside but the majority were things that went in the Basement and Front Compartment. One of the problems was that not everything went on the same side of the Basement so there was a lot of ducking between the Truck and the front of the Trailer happening. Anyone that has ever done this knows that sooner or later you won’t keep your head down long enough to be clear and being Six-Foot doesn’t help. I have a Bump-Hat which would have been very helpful if I could have found it. As I picked up the very last Container to go in the Basement there was the Bump-Hat.

It was past 12:30 when we left the Storage Yard and made our way up Walker Road. We were hungry but with heavy traffic and Small Parking Lots we decided to eat at John’s Place out at Paquet Corners. There was plenty of space to park and it felt good to sit in a booth to enjoy our lunch. The Chicken Wraps were tasty and with Home Made Fries very filling.

When we arrived at Wildwood Golf and RV Park I drove towards the Clubhouse but stopped at the end of Fourth Street so Kathy would have a shorter walk to our Site. Due to the angle of the Streets to the Main Road I would have to circle the Clubhouse to come in at the proper angle. Today I went to park the Truck and Trailer then walk back to our Site. Remember the other day we requested a Yard of Gravel be brought in, well now it had to be leveled.

While I was doing that Kathy pointed out a For Sale sign on Hugh’s Trailer. Hugh is a very pleasant person who lost his wife only a few years ago to Alzheimer’s. Seeing us outside he came over to talk to us.

Now that he is alone at 86 Years Young he is starting to feel in need of someone to talk to, so he’s decided to move in with his daughter out in Winnipeg. He’ll have basically his own apartment downstairs but can join in Family Functions by just going up to the Main Floor. With our not being Home so far this Season has made him feel even more alone. When he leaves the park he will be missed.

After the Gravel was leveled I walked back to get the Truck and Trailer while Kathy and Hugh continued talking. Hugh has seen our Trailer a number of times last year but it was already parked. So when I pulled up out front he couldn’t believe how big it was. With all the Rain we have gotten recently the Trailer was leaving marks in the Driveway and I’ll have to fix some Tire Tracks to repair.

We continued setting up after Hugh left and were finding other things that had been done to the Trailer while it was in repair. Jayco had demanded that it be Winterized so even after draining all the water and adding RV Antifreeze (which I hate using) they removed the Drain Plug on the Water Heater.
We are Happy that we did so much work to our Site
while the Trailer was gone. Our painted Patio.

 We knew that we wouldn’t be sleeping in our Home for a few more days but at least it is Home. 
Our Flagstone Path behind the Trailer.
At 5:00 we left the Park and headed for McDonalds in Amherstburg. We were so tired we simply ordered Chicken Nuggets for supper. 
Our Gazebo.
We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house just before 6:00 for our weekly visit. We had a great visit as always getting and giving Information along with a lot of laughter. They might stop in for a visit this weekend. 
Sunset over the Detroit River.
Reminded us of Quartzsite.
We didn’t get back to Karen’s house in Tecumseh until nearly 10:00 where we found Greg putting the finishing on some Cabinets he is putting in the garage. We are so tired that we won’t be out of bed for very long tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You know you're getting old when

the only time the world beats a path to your door

 is if you're in the bathroom.


  1. Welcome Home! That's sad about Hugh but certainly understandable. Hopefully his unit will sell quickly and you'll end up with a good neighbor once again! That's nice that you have your weekly visit with your son and daughter in law.

  2. Your unit looks so nice with the new patio set up and now having your home back on it. Just a few more days and I am sure you and Kathy will have a huge sigh of relief that first night you crawl into your bed.

  3. Wow, that is a long time to be without your home. Glad that it is back in place and that you will soon be back living in it too. I hope that everything is fixed to your satisfaction.