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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, August 25, 2018

Rainy Day, Kathy’s Helpful Tips and Don’t Say A Word.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Something must have been wrong because we both slept like a couple of Rocks last night and we were both up by 8:00 this morning even with the steady Rain coming down. It doesn’t happen often and the best part was we had no place that we really needed to go. 

After having English Muffins with Rhubarb for breakfast and Kathy putting my Eyedrops in we moved to our Computers. That turned into a Two Cup morning as the Rain was unrelenting. 

We did get the rest of our inside chores completed before working together to make our late lunch. While I sliced up a Chicken Breast to make sandwiches Kathy served us each a small bowl of the Cantaloupe she’d cleaned yesterday. After adding Coleslaw and sliced Olives on the side along with Homemade Cranberry Relish on the Chicken we had a feast.

Amazingly while we were eating the Rain suddenly stopped but with the 25 MPH Wind Gusts we just left the Windows open. We discussed a helpful hint that she had shared with our son and she thought that this might be useful to other RVers as well. While I was outside dumping our Waste Tanks Kathy put this together.

2 Useful Tips for the Kitchen by “Kathy”.

Recently my son asked me a question about garbage. I know most men don’t think about what happens to the garbage once it hits the can but then again, some do! Especially if the man or men in your life is a “Mr. Mom” like my son.   He said “In the heat my garbage in the kitchen really smells Mom and I have to take it out before the trash bag is even full”.  I told him “Do what I do.” It is also a way to reuse your plastic bags. 
A Plastic Produce Bag
The secret to not having a smelly garbage can is to put all your kitchen garbage like fruit and vegetable peels and meat bones in one of these plastic shopping/produce bags. Make sure you get as much air out as possible and tie the end into a knot. Now place that into your garbage pail.  No more smell.  You can now keep filling the trash bag up to the top before taking it out.  This saves time, money and less trash bags. 
Make certain there are no holes.
The second Tip is all the thin clear plastic bags that we put our fruits and vegetables in at the grocery store or even the bags you get from your favourite department store can be folded neatly and placed in a drawer or a plastic device like a pail with a lid or even another bag hanging from a hook.  They can be used for many different purposes. 
Folded in Four length-wise then Triangular from the bottom.
First be sure there are no holes in the bags.  Keep those that don’t have holes so there is no leakage and toss those that do into the recycle. 
Neatly folded. The size of the Bag will change the size of the Triangle.
Fold them in four length wise making a strip, then in a triangle manner fold the strip up to where the handles are. Tuck the folded handle part into the rest of the bag you folded and press down so they remain like that. Place your bags in the container for future use. They are folded like this so they don’t take up space and you can judge which size you need for garbage and keep others for other purposes.

We’ll add these helpful tips to a Page at the top of our Blog and add to it as Kathy thinks of different things. 

For supper Kathy made a Herbed Rice dish, some Niblet Corn and a Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. I was outside grilling up some Low Sodium Turkey Kabobs on the Weber. Everything tasted wonderful. 
While I was grilling supper.
Once the dishes were washed we watched a Michael Douglas movie called “Don’t Say A Word”. Most of it was drama though there was enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat.

With the high Humidex keeping the overnight temps near 90 F (32 C) and the high for the next 5 Days above the Century Mark we turned the AC on tonight. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I also use those produce bags for the cut up parts of veggies that get thrown away they work great for that purpose.

  2. Good tips, Kathy. I use the veggie bags for my kitchen compost. I don't do the fold thing, I have a small container in a cupboard that I pop them in. When we had Templeton visiting, all the non-composting foods went in to a grocery bag and tied tightly. :)

  3. Great idea with the grocery bags, although mine always seem to have holes in the bottom. I stuff all the extras into a kleenex box I keep in the cupboard. Just pull one out when I need it.

  4. Yep those produce bags are the way to go for sure! Homemade cranberry relish sounds awesome. Dinner looks great too.