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, June 30, 2018

Getting Our New Car For Our Anniversary

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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After having trouble sleeping at night I simply took a Tylenol Night-Time before going to bed last night. The end result was that I slept all night but woke up feeling like a Drunken Sailor. A quick remedy to that was that hot cup of Coffee that we finished at our Computers.

We were out the door shortly after 10:30 with a short list of things we needed to do. The Car ran like a charm and we were soon arriving at a You-Do-It Car Wash that we had never been to with the plans to wash the Car before giving it to Tyler. Not having any change in my pocket, I was surprised by a sign on their machine that informed you before making the purchase that their machine only sold Tokens that only their machines would take. Probably to stop night time Vandalism of the machines. Not wanting to tie up our money on something like that we made our next stop at Guardian Storage to pick up what little Mail that we had.

Since we were now close enough we stopped at the Credit Union and picked up a roll of Loonies. By doing so would allow us to wash the Car and to use the rest for future Laundry.

Having had only a Muffin and Coffee for breakfast we decided to stop at Wendy’s where we ate off the Value Menu. We each had a Chicken Wrap, Small Chocolate Frosty and Seniors Beverage for $7.20 for the both of us. Satisfying but not overfilling.

We arrived at Rose City Ford just before noon where we had to wait a few minutes for our Salesman to finish with another customer. We didn’t mind the wait inside their Air-Conditioned Building because the Humidex was already up to 115 F (46 C) at that time. It took nearly an hour to sign all the paperwork and for him to show us all the changes to the Electronics on the Dash. 
Our new city driver.
Heading towards Tecumseh we stopped at another You-Do-It Car Wash that accepted cash. I managed to thoroughly scrub down the Car, rinse it off and apply the spray on wax for only $6.00. 

When we arrived at Karen’s we were surprised that Tyler was at his Summer Job and Greg was off work because of the Canada Day Weekend. With changes to the Licensing System in Ontario it takes nearly a year for New Drivers to be fully license so the Car will be put in Greg’s name until it can be transferred to Tyler. 
Our old Car at its new home.
Since this was a used vehicle they only put a Quarter Tank of Gasoline so we stopped at the Pioneer gas station to top-off the tank. That will give us a better idea of our actual Fuel Mileage.

Our next stop was at Canadian Tire where we picked up a few things to personalize and protect our new investment.

Wanting to see how it performed we drove out to our son Kevin’s in Amherstburg. With the extreme heat Kevin was actually cooling down inside when we arrived but that didn’t stop him from coming outside to see our new vehicle. He was amazed how the manufactures pack everything into such tight spaces.

Later at Home Kathy made some Pulled Pork Sandwiches for supper with Blackberry covered Yogurt for dessert. We also watched a romantic comedy called Forces Of Nature. The perfect movie for us to watch on our Anniversary. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Really nice car and I'm sure your grandson will love having a car of his own, which was really nice of you.

  2. Happy belated Anniversary. I'm behind about 4 days of reading . Your new car looks nice. Great that Kathy's eye surgeries went well .

  3. Happy Anniversary you two, may you have many more.

  4. 115??? Good grief. I thought it never got hot in Canada. Congrats on your new car and Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Happy Anniversary. A new car and "new" eyes. That's a great way to celebrate.

  6. Congrats to you both, your anniversary and to your new car. I bet you'll be looking forward to run some errands now. Wishing you happy cruising in style.

  7. Thank for your very good article! i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!