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, July 11, 2018

New Steps Installed, Kathy’s All Smiles and Another Fun Visit.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Not knowing what time the Techs from Leisure Trailers would arrive today we set the Alarm for 7:30 so we would have time to eat breakfast and have all our inside chores done if they came early. I also took the time to move the Truck back to the Overflow Parking and our Escape to our Neighbour’s Site since he has only been here a couple of Hours this season.

We had been told that the Techs had a few other jobs to do before they would get around to our Trailer. It was around noon they finally showed up across the street to replace their awning. Walking over to talk with Brad he explained that all the jobs they had done this morning had turned into Nightmares. It was always something that they had never seen happen that would cause major delays. I reminded him that we had an Afternoon Appointment and had to leave by 2:30.

I went back inside our Trailer to talk with Kathy about what Brad had said. We could see them working on the awning through our Window. Around 1:30 Ed came over by himself with a Utility Cart and our New Entrance Steps. He was just going to scrap our old steps with our expensive Covers so I stepped in to remove them. He was having another problem removing the Old Steps so again I went inside. When there was no longer any noise outside we found their Service Vehicle gone and so were they. They also left a small ladder on our grass and the Entry Steps pushed in. At 2:20 we had to leave for our appointment so I exited first and found the Steps too loose to safely use so I brought over their ladder so Kathy could exit the Trailer. Since we weren’t outside when they were here, they probably thought that we had already left.

We arrived at our Family Dentist’s Office in Amherstburg with Five Minutes to spare. Soon Kathy was called in and within Ten Minutes she was walking out all smiles.

With way too much time on our hands we walked around Walmart for a while. Kathy was going to get groceries and I had to remind her that we weren’t going Home for a number of hours, so we just walked around.

Around 4:30 we headed over to McDonalds where we enjoyed their Sweet Chili Wraps and a Soft Drink for supper. We took our time eating and watching how children were interacting with their grandparents. It was funny seeing how some were trying to get away with things but others seemed resigned that they already had what they were going to get. 
Kevin's work in process.
Even though it was still early around 5:15 we drove over to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house for our weekly visit. Kevin had been busy today setting the Body of his Street Rod onto the Chassis with Cameron’s help. The family had gone Camping for the weekend and really enjoyed it because the temperatures had cooled down to a comfortable level. 
New Steps are very solid.
When we got back Home our New Entry Steps had been installed and we were amazed how solid they were compared to the old set. Recalling the angle that they had been on, they must have been worn when we first got the Trailer in 2016. I put the Step Covers on before going inside, more to protect us then the Steps.

We have to set the Alarm again tonight because we have to take the Escape in for a Warranty Issue at the dealership in Windsor. Once that’s taken care of we only have a few things to do in town, Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. The steps look good, can't remember what the old ones looked like.

  2. Loose steps are scary ... just waiting to trip someone. Glad you got them fixed.

  3. Boy that's a lot of steps up into your 5ver! I'm so used to one or two with my trailers being so low to the ground. Glad they are installed and you and Kathy can get in and out safely.