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, October 15, 2019

Doctors Appointments, Bad Day and We’re Both Wore Out.

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

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I had to scrape the Frost off the Windshield before going to Work this morning and the Truck was just starting to warm up by the time I shut it down. I already knew what I had to do so as soon as the Buzzer went off I started welding the New Positive Stops in place and grinding the tell-tale signs of where the old ones were. By 10:00 everything was piled on the Skid so that it could be sent to the Paint Booth.
That was also the time that I was punching out to meet Kathy in the parking lot. I had Two Doctor’s Appointments this morning and had filled in a Leave of Absence Form so they knew I was being serious. The reason for Kathy meeting me was two fold as she also needed to see our Family Doctor but it also gave us some together time.
Our first stop was the Shoppers Drug Mart on Tecumseh Road where Kathy went to do some shopping while I walked over to my Specialist’s Office. As long as Kathy is a customer at that Drug Store her parking is free. If I parked by the Specialist’s Office it is nearly Ten Dollars which we could buy lunch for. My appointment went smoothly and I’m good for another year.
We then headed over to Wendy’s around the corner from our Family Doctor. Neither of us were very hungry so we both had a Chicken Wrap from the Value Menu as well as a Seniors Soft Drink.
My reason for seeing our Family Doctor today was my yearly Drivers Physical. Due to the size of our Trailer I’m required to have a Higher Qualified Drivers License even if it is only for Personal and not Commercial use. That went smoothly as well but then George asked how my job was going. Then he reminded me that it has been over Ten Years since I’ve had a Tetanus Shot which for someone Metal Working is required to prevent Infections cause by Metal Punctures. I had my booster before we left.

Kathy was concerned about getting her Flu Shot and mentioned also having had Pneumonia in the past. She received both shots before we left the office.

I stopped at the Pioneer gas station to top off the Car before heading back to Work and saying good bye to Kathy.

As soon as I walking in the door the Shipping and Receiving Clerk informed me that our Supervisor had gone home sick. Then he pointed out a Truck in the lot and informed me that I had to mount the Wood Chipper Dumper in it. Ben gave me a hand and we checked it to be certain it was functioning properly before fastening in the Truck-Bed itself which had me laying under the Truck outside with my hands in very tight spots.

Do you ever get those bad feelings. Everything was working until the Customer came to pick it up at the end of the shift. Then things only got worse. The Battery decided to just quit. It wasn’t until after 6:30 that we had everything ironed out and the Truck was finally out the door with the Dump Body working like it did a Month ago.

In the meantime that meant that Kathy had to go pick up a purchase all by herself. She had to stop at our son Kevin’s so he could fold down the Backseats because she didn’t know how. Then she and the female seller struggled to get it up the stairs from the basement. Both husbands were stuck at Work.

Kathy was just pulling into our Site as I turned onto our street from the opposite end of the street. We were both so Tired, Hungry and Sore that we headed to McDonald’s to have Chicken Wraps for supper.

We stopped in to say thanks to Kevin before heading Home. We are both sore and tired. Sounds like an Extra Strength Tylenol night to me. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarrelled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English Novelist


  1. I'm thinking you'll be happy when this work stint is over!

  2. Looks like you might have some spam above.

    What a day you had. Hope the Tylenol helped.

  3. You reminded me how aggravating things can get at work. Only thing I miss from back in my working days is the paycheck.

    You both had a long day. Hope Kathy does not re-injure her hand lifting heavy items.