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, July 31, 2018

Appointment Rant, Getting Things “On Sale”, 112th and Blueberry Pancakes.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Why is it that on days that you really can’t afford to sleep in you do? With a 10:15 appointment waiting for us we finished our lite-breakfast and quickly checked the Weather as well as our E-Mails. That was important to me this morning because it gave me the chance to fill in a Questionnaire and print out the Confirmation Sheet.

We were on our way to Windsor by 9:30 hoping not to get delayed. There was a lot of traffic but it all flowed smoothly. We arrived at Rose City Ford with Five Minutes to spare. When we bought the Escape off the Used Car Lot it came with a 90 Day Warranty and we had a problem we felt needed to be addressed.

Kathy went to the Customer Lounge while I waited to speak to Mark the Customer Service Representative. When I explained that the One Rear Door could only be opened from the outside he walked over and stuck the Key into a small slotted hole and gave it a twist. Problem solved, the Escape is equipped with Child Safety Locks. We’ve been so busy we haven’t had a chance to read the Owner’s Manual. When we picked the Escape up on the delivery day we had to ask the Salesman to explain the Electronics on the Dash. He didn’t tell us about any other Safety Features the Car had. We drove away at 10:15 (the Appointment Time) and we now had a lot of time to use until my Afternoon Appointment.

We went to Walmart mostly to walk around but the entire store is being renovated so we were finding Groceries in the Shoe Section, Ladies and Men’s Wear mixed together. We looked around the Bedding Section mostly before we left.

We had used up over an Hour of time and it was past 11:30 we stopped at Wendy’s to have lunch. We ordered off the Value Menu and got Two Chicken Wraps, Two Small Chocolate Frosties and Two Senior’s Soft Drinks all for $7.20. Tasty, Satisfying and Inexpensive!

Earlier this spring we bought a set of Bamboo BedsheetsOn Sale” at Canadian Tire. We were so happy with them we have looked to pick up a couple more sets but could never find them. We looked at Walmart, other Canadian Tire stores and a number of places that carry a large selection of bedding with no luck. We did find them on Amazon at more the Double of what we had paid. After eating our lunch, we returned to the east-end Canadian Tire store where we got our first set. We found the Bedding Section but there were no Bamboo Bedsheets. We were starting to leave when on the end of a counter Kathy spotted the Bamboo Bedsheets we were looking for and they were once again “On Sale”.

Still having time to use up we walked around the Tecumseh Mall looking at lots of stores but finally ending up in Dollarama. I’ve mentioned before how the quality of the Items they sell has greatly improved. One of the ladies doing the stock pointed out some Disney Pixar Snow Globes with The Incredibles on their shelves. They are selling them for $3.00 and the Disney sticker was on the bottom with a price of $27.95. Now that’s a deal.

It was nearly 2:00 so we stopped at the Tim Horton’s in the Food Court. Kathy had an Ice Cap while I had a Fruit Smoothie in an effort to avoid Caffeine.

We walked around Princess Auto for a while. I picked up a replacement Automatic Punch as mine had seen better days.

We then walked around Winners where Kathy was able to get her Fruit Basket/Banana Tree. Last year every store you walked in had them but not this year. The stores that did have them only carried the much larger type that would not have fit on our smaller counters. The one she got today was the perfect size and it was “On Sale”.

It was nearly 3:30 so we headed over to The Canadian Blood Services on Grand Marais. Having completed the Questionnaire this morning helped move me ahead of other walk in Blood Donors. It was nice to see a lot of new First Time Blood Donors. Kathy sat at the refreshment tables and was talking to a few of them. They were I awe that today was my 112th Blood Donation and another gentleman that sat at our table had just made his 154th. Those younger people have some catching up to do.

We stopped at the Zehrs Super Store on Walker Road to pick up a few things. By the time I parked the Car and met Kathy inside she was ready to Cash-Out. By the time we Cashed-Out and got to the door it was pouring Rain outside. When it finally slowed a bit, I made a dash for it and picked up Kathy at the doors by which time the Rain was slowing down even more so.

By the time we arrived Home there was only a lite Rain falling. Once everything was inside and put away Kathy started making supper. She had a craving for Blueberry Pancakes and that’s what she made. She only made Two Pancakes but they were more then Satisfying and Tasty as well. 
It kinds fell apart as she was plating it but this is
a huge Blueberry Pancake loaded with Blueberries.
The Weather Forecast for the next few days is for more Rain Showers. Good for the plants but bad for getting other things done. 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 am going to need sheets soon and I was curious about these bamboo sheets you had mentioned before. I can't find them anywhere around here and yikes the price at Amazon was enough to make me shiver. I guess I'll just have to find something else

  2. I bought my bamboo sheets through Amazon. They weren't that expensive when I bought them because I think they were a new item. I think their popularity has driven the price up. In my opinion they are worth every dine. I have them for a couple/few years, now, and because of a certain creature named Bogey I have to wash my bedding every other day. They have held up beautiful and are always wrinkle free coming out of the dryer.

  3. I never paid much attention to bamboo sheets. Have to look for them, however we use duvet covers and never use the flat sheets at all. Isn't it amazing what the new cars now offer on gadgets and technical improvements?

  4. Ditto ... been looking for bamboo sheets, but they seem to be pretty pricey. Glad you found out about the car door locks.