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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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Special Deals and Saving Money.

Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.
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When we saw the forecast that said we’d be having a mostly Sunny Day with highs in the Mid-Forties for today we couldn’t wait. There was only one little problem someone forgot to tell the Clouds to take the day off. We’d barely finished eating breakfast when the room dimmed but since we’ve had so many of these days lately we knew what it was.

We did the usual Computer reading while drinking our Coffee/Tea then making plans of what we would do with the rest of the day. We had an early lunch of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Dill Pickle garnishings along with a Half Apple and Yogurt Cup for dessert.

Kathy had made plans to continue the Grout Cleaning but put that on hold when I showed her the List of places I was heading for. As soon as the Dishes were cleaned up we were both out the door.

Since there’s a stretch of Cold Weather coming our way we took the Truck so that we could top off the Fuel to avoid moisture in the Diesel.

Our first stop was Canadian Tire. For the longest time we’ve talked about investing in a Food Saver Vacuum Sealer but at the time the prices were higher and we were in our Trailer. After hearing nothing but praises from many of our friends how their machines have cut back on lost food to Freezer Burn we decided it was time. The fact that there were Four different models that were all “On Sale” also helped in the timing.

We then drove over to Princess Auto just to look around but I saw that they had the Nitril Disposable GlovesOn Sale” in their Sale Brochure. It wasn’t until we got to the Checkout that I noticed the Sale only started on Tuesday. That was fine the Cashier rang it through at the Sale Price.

As we were leaving the Truck started its Regen process and we needed to give it a bit of a drive so it could clean the Diesel Particulate Filter. We drove down Lauzon Parkway to County Road 42 before turning North on Walker Road. When we finally reached Foster Avenue we headed through the Industrial Park before going up Rhodes Drive. We were nearly at our destination but the Regen had not finished so we continued up Jefferson Avenue until we reached the Tim Horton’s. When I shut the Truck I could only hope that we’d run it long enough.

Another couple seemed to be having difficulty walking from their vehicle heading for the door so I held the outside door open for them and Kathy held the inside one open. It put a smile on their faces so they insisted we go before them. We each had a Coffee and a Boston Cream Donut as a snack.

Our next stop was Guardian Storage and our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We had a brief List of things that we were specifically looking for. We were there for over an Hour going through Boxes and Storage Bins. We managed to find everything but the Workbench we were looking for when I came to the realization that it was not in the Storage Unit but in our Garden Shed at our son’s home in Amherstburg. Guess what I’ll be getting on our next visit.

Finally leaving the Storage Yard we stopped at Pioneer gas station and topped up the Fuel Tank at a $1.189 a Liter it didn’t take long to add up.

It was past 4:30 and not having any coupons with us we just stopped at Taco Bell for our supper. We like the fact that we don’t feel stuffed eating there.

We drove over to Zehr’s grocery store where we needed to get some Tea Bags and Cookies for snacks. When we went to the Cashier it didn’t matter how many times she scanned the Bar-Code or manually entered the number the Price kept showing up as a Negative. Being she was one of the Head Cashiers we were told it was an early Christmas Gift.

We had missed the 6 o’clock Local News by the time we got everything upstairs so we just watched a couple of Hallmark Christmas Movies for the evening.

Kathy has an appointment in the morning so we have the Alarm set. Oh Joy! We’ll let you know how that turns out tomorrow. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

You Might Be a Redneck If

You want your ashes sprinkled in a Dairy Queen parking lot.


  1. I'll never forget the first time I drove through Canada and needed fuel. I thought .... WOW ... it's so CHEAP! That's when I learned about liters. It's fun to think we are probably watching the same Hallmark Christmas movies!!

  2. Gotta love the Hallmark Channel :) What a run around day..I'm tired just reading it haha.

  3. All this talk of Hallmark Movies I think we will put a Christmas movie in
    Another busy day for you two; sounds like you got a lot accomplished though. Stay warm.

  4. A day of shopping and savings. Always a good combination. Hope Kathy has a good visit at the doctor.

  5. Hallmark Christmas Movies.... am I the only woman in the world that does not watch them!

  6. The food saver can also being used to reseal original packaging without using the expensive plastic rolls. No more stale crackers etc. Kathy have fun experimenting with the machine.

  7. Too bad you didn't get a negative price scan on your trailer like you did with those tea bags! ;cD