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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Monday, April 15, 2019

Missing Mail Found, Other Errands Run and Cleaning Up After Two Weeks

Our Location today is at Wildwood Golf and RV Park, McGregor, Ontario.

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The temperatures we’ve been getting the last few days are quite a bit like what we felt this past winter in the desert around Quartzsite, Arizona. But that was then and even though it is spring here in Ontario from all the Blogs that we’ve read from other Canadian Snowbirds we are all feeling the Cold. One thing I paid a lot of attention to while in the southwest was the fact that the slightest breeze seemed to chill us to the bone because there was very little Humidity. Guess what I’ve noticed on the few sunny afternoons since we’ve been home, very little Humidity making us feel like we are back in the desert.
I slept until nearly 8:00 this morning and the first thing I did was to turn on our Heaters before getting things ready for breakfast. I let Kathy sleep in so she would worry less about the Missing Mail. It was 9:05 when my Cell Phone rang and it showed it was Guardian Storage. When I answered it was Carol apologizing for the mix up. They had all of our Mail it was just that the New Employee had looked in the wrong File.

Minutes later Kathy was downstairs and when I told her about the Mail she let out a sigh of relief. That meant we wouldn’t have to scramble trying to contact multiple Agencies and Companies to replace what had been previously thought to be MIA.

We took our time at getting our everyday chores completed before heading out the door. While Kathy was still getting ready I walked over to check if the Park Laundry Room was open for business. It was open but there was a strange smell so I went looking to find the source. All the Shower Rooms and Washrooms had been completely redone. The walls that used to be simply Painted Concrete were now done with Ceramic Tiles along with new Toilettes, Wash Basins and Shower Heads. That is one thing about Wildwood Golf and RV Park, they are always improving things to make it better for it’s Residents and Guests.

We were soon on our way to Windsor and we arrived at Guardian Storage by 11:00. As soon as I walked in Carol was standing there with Two Bundles of Mail waiting for us. She again apologized for the Inconvenience and explained that the young woman had looked in the Wrong File.

Kathy and I sat in the Car in their parking lot for nearly a Half Hour ripping open all the envelopes so she could sort what was what. We then had to go to our Credit Union to deposit a couple of Cheques that had been mailed to us just after we headed south in November.

With that done we headed over to Harvey’s for lunch. Since we ask our kids to give us Gift Cards rather then something we might not have room for we were able to use one of those Cards to pay for our meal. Kathy had a Grilled Chicken Wrap while I had one of their Original Hamburgers. What we really like about Harvey’s is you tell them what they put on your sandwiches right in front of you.

We needed to stop at Canadian Tire for a few things and one was a new Tire for our Tandem Bicycle. Luckily we had a couple of Gift Cards for there as well because Tire Prices have sure gone up.

We got home around 2:30 and while Kathy settled in at the table to finish sorting the Mail I busied myself sorting the Laundry. It’s lucky we have as many clothes as we do because the last time we did the laundry was in Blythe, California on March the 28th.

Once I had the Laundry in the Washing Machines I went back Home and started packing the Trash and Recycle while Kathy was still working on the Mail.
After getting everything into the Dryers I headed back to the Trailer just to relax for a few minutes. Since it was past 5:00 and Kathy had everything ready to take to our Accountants to do our Income Taxes and she was just starting to get things ready for supper. She started by making dessert first a Strawberry Shortcake Cup. Problem was the Dryers were about finished so we ate our Desserts first as a way of tiding us over until I came back.

With that much Laundry it took over an Hour to fold it all up. As I was packing it away in our Shopping Cart a gentleman named Tom had just finished taking a shower and started asking me questions about the Park itself. He and his Wife had just returned today from Mission, Texas. When he asked where we went I told him but he couldn’t understand how anyone could set up their own Solar Panels and Charging System. He might stop by in the morning to learn more.
It was after 7:00 by the time I walked in with our clean Laundry. That was the cue for Kathy to finish making supper while I started unpacking our Shopping Cart because it’s too large to bring upstairs. Kathy made a nice Spring Salad and warmed up some Chicken in the Microwave. After supper we worked together putting away the Clothes then doing the Dishes.

We have some Phone Calls to make tomorrow and maybe some Errands to run. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

William Shakespeare


  1. Good to have your mail settled and laundry done.

  2. Just when you think you can relax, there's SO much to do. Glad they found your mail. Mine disappeared completely when the mail service went out of business and forgot to tell me. Desert looks delicious!!

  3. WOW! That must have been some mail. Altogether it took quite a while to open and organize.

  4. Glad to hear your mail was where it was supposed to be. Definitely a lot of it! Dinner and dessert both look yummy! Now you've got clean clothes for quite a long time! Nice to get stuff taken care of !

  5. Good day, found mail and clean clothes.

  6. I knew once the experienced employee came back to work she would find your mail.

    I love how you and Kathy work as a team.

  7. Glad to read your mail was actually there all along must have been a relief. Take care.