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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Saturday, May 8, 2021

No Ads, Catching Up and Happy Mothers Day.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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After a better night’s sleep we were both enjoying breakfast by 9:00 this morning. While Kathy was still waking up she asked “What happened to Summer?”. The truth is this Spring has been plagued by colder then normal temperatures for this time of year. In one sense it allows the ground to hold more of the necessary moisture for the Plants, Trees and Grass to make it through the coming warm season but for the rest of us we are ready for some warm Sunshine.

There were a number of Job Ads that appeared at different times throughout the day. As mentioned in other Blogs the only reason I wouldn’t apply for them would be that I already had, I am not qualified or they are across the province.

While reading Blogs there were some that I had catching up to do. As I’ve mentioned many times if your Blog is on our Sidebar I will read each and every post. Some days if I’m too busy it might take a day or two but I will read your Blog. For those that only see the Twenty-Five that show on the Sidebar just click the words “Show More” at the bottom of the list and you will see the entire list of Blogs we follow. The list is over a Hundred and many have not written for some time but some have started writing again.

We had Chicken and Rice Soup for lunch along with Grapes as well as the last of the Homemade Chocolate Chip with Nuts Bread that our daughter Karen sent home with us last Sunday.

We were just finishing our lunch when we received a call from Joel the building Handyman. We’ve had a problem with a burner on our Kitchen Stove that I reported to him. He does all the repairs in the building unless it involves Electricity. When I opened the door here was a Licensed Electrician with the part and his tools to do the job. Fifteen Minutes later our Stove was now fully functional.

I spent more of the afternoon finishing reading all the Blogs that needed catching up.

We had a Medium Store Bought Thin Crust Pizza for supper. We are finding it better to have Thin Crust as we are eating less Carbs and Store Bought means it costs a lot less then even the pizza outlets.

We were planning on watching the Local News but gave up on that at 6:10 when the Golf Tournament was only starting the Seventeenth Hole.

We watched a couple of Hallmark Movies before watching the 11 o’clock Local News from London. There were 37 New Coronavirus Cases in the Windsor/Essex Region today. That brought the Active Cases to 348 of which 178 were Variants of Concern. We also recorded 2 New Coronavirus Deaths bringing the Total to 416 in the area.

Kathy and I would like to wish all our Female Readers a Happy Mothers Day. Many areas like our’s are still discouraging in person get-togethers for a while longer but hopefully that will change soon as more of us become Vaccinated.

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Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You watch Little House on the Prairie for decorating tips.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Making Numbers Count.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Since the night-time temperatures have been staying above the Freezing Mark we’ve taken the heavier Bedcover off our bed. Last night our low temp was around Forty but we kept waking throughout the night which also meant making up for that lost sleep later this morning.

I couldn’t let Kathy sleep too late this morning so after a couple of quick chores I opened the Bedroom Blinds that then let lots of beautiful Sunshine into the room. It wasn’t long before we were having breakfast and agreeing about being cold last night but when I suggested putting the Bedcover back on the bed at night she did not agree.

The table was cleared by 9:30 and converted to a work area. Kathy spent the morning checking things On-Line while I worked at filling our Pill Doucettes with Medications and Vitamins. After filling them for the next Six and a Half Weeks I was clearing the table by noon.

Kathy made Baked Beans on Toast for lunch along with a shared Mandarin Orange as well as more of the Chocolate Chip and Nut Bread we brought home from our daughter Karen on Sunday for our dessert.

Even though the Doucettes were finished I still needed to adjust my Spreadsheet that I use for keeping track of every Capsule, Gel Tab and Tablet we have in our possession. That is how I know when more have to be picked up. An Hour later I repackaged the Case and had it all put away.

Nice and Wet.

The only Job Ads I saw today were some I’d already applied for. There were also quite a few Blogs for me to read. The forecasted Thunderstorm started around 2:30 and continued for hours exactly the way the Radar showed it would happen.

On the 6 o’clock Local News they talked about the Coronavirus Nation and Province Wide but gave no Numbers for the Windsor/Essex Region.

Our high temperature only reached 57 F (14 C) around 2:00 this afternoon but by News Time it was down to 43 F (6 C).

We finished the Leftover Chicken Fajitas along with an Acorn Squash for our late supper.

We later watched a new “Blue Bloodsepisode this evening.

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Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

My girlfriend and I often laugh about how competitive we are. But I laugh more.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Changing Weather, Four Shoppers and Lower Numbers.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Making certain not to drink any Caffeinated drinks after supper I managed to have another good night’s sleep last night. The only thing I remembered was laying down in bed and opening my eyes this morning.

The Sun was shining but Clouds were starting to appear along the horizon. Checking The Weather Network and the Radar on the Computers showed there was a good possibility we would have a wet afternoon.

When Kathy joined me for breakfast she mentioned also having a good night’s sleep. Before sitting down at the Computers I mentioned the need to go shopping this morning and suggested that it would be a good reason for getting out. It was nearly 11:00 by the time we headed out the door and the sky was starting to fill with Clouds.

Our first stop was the Shoppers Drug Mart on Menard Street which is the closest location to our building. Kathy also came in checking for things she might need while I went to gather the Vitamins that will soon be needed for our Pill Doucettes. Since the start of the Coronavirus last year Doctors and Public Health Officials have been telling everyone the benefits of Vitamin Supplements to help boost their Immune Systems. I seldom had any problem finding the Vitamins we needed before but since then it’s become a problem.

One of the reasons that I do this type of shopping on Thursdays is that Shoppers has Seniors Discounts every Thursday. The Discount is normally Twenty Percent Off anything not “On-Sale” and if it is normally it’s Half Priced. It now seems that others are thinking the same way which is making it harder for me to do one stop shopping.

After only finding a few of the Vitamins we needed I purchased them and we headed to the Shoppers Drug Mart at the Tecumseh Mall. Kathy stayed in the Car while I went in to get what was needed. They had less Vitamins on their shelves then the first store.

It was nearly noon so we headed cross the road to the Wendy’s Drive-Thru where we ordered Chicken Wraps, Small Chocolate Frosties and Seniors Soft Drinks all for less then Ten Dollars. There was a short line when we arrived and a much longer one the entire time we ate lunch in the parking lot.

We headed towards the Shoppers Drug Mart at Banwell Road by our old apartment. Again Kathy stayed in the Car. Seeing so many people out was making her nervous because of her Weakened Immune System. I managed to get One of the Vitamins we needed.

Finally heading over to the Shoppers Drug Mart on Manning Road Kathy waited while I went in. We are very definite about the Multi-Vitamins we get because of Kathy’s Allergies to Shell Fish that many use in their products. We also take many of the same vitamins to make it less confusing so when I saw they didn’t have what we needed I had to go to Plan B. I figured there were enough Multi-Vitamins at home for Kathy so I got something different just for me that way we would both have enough.

It was past 1:30 by the time we got back to the Apartment and it looked like it was about to Rain. The sky was totally filled with Clouds.

Kathy walking ahead towards the back door.
This is where the Wind often funnels between the buildings.

Back at the Computers I checked a few Job Ads before logging in all the Vitamins we had just gotten into our Spreadsheet. When I do the Doucettes I’ll then remove the number used from the count.

It was Raining by the time we worked together prepping the ingredients for our Chicken Fajitas that we topped off with our Carbonated Juice (Fake Wine). The best part is there is more for another meal.

Definitely Raining.

On the 6 o’clock Local News they reported 40 New Coronavirus Cases in the Windsor/Essex Region bringing the Active Cases to 367.

Our high temperature only reached 54 F (12 C) this afternoon.

We watched a new “Law and Order Special Victims” later this evening.

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Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Another Application, Back and Forth.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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After getting things set up last night before going to bed when I saw 6:20 on the Clock this morning I knew it was Time. Time to get things started. It was still dark outside so I simply closed the Bedroom Door and turned the Light on.

By 7:40 I was down in the Second Floor Laundry Room. It was empty so I had all the Washers to myself. Once everything was loaded I was about to add the coins. That’s where I ran into a problem. One of the Machines only takes Quarters and I was one shy.

Today's bright spot.

The only thing I could do was go back to the Apartment. It was just past 8:00 so I started getting things ready for breakfast. Kathy heard the Water Kettle pop and nearly jumped out of bed. When I explained my problem she remembered having a Quarter in her purse.

Back in the Laundry Room I had just started that last Washer when the others began stopping. With Three Dryers going that gave me a few minutes to go have a sip of my Coffee and turn on the Computers before heading back again.

Someone else was doing their washing when I returned so I filled the last dryer before going back to the Apartment again. I actually finished my Coffee and found a Job Ad just posted this morning. There was just enough time to apply before going back.

One Dryer was finished its cycle so I passed it over to the waiting tenant. I’d barely finished folding the bedding when another Dryer stopped. Again the waiting tenant was happy. When the next Dryer stopped I was not Happy. The clothes were as wet as when they were put in. With all the other Dryers busy I emptied the last one with our clothes on the Folding Table and replaced them with the Wet Clothes.

With all but that one load to fold I brought everything else back to the Apartment and put away what I could.

Back to the Laundry Room I realized that I had spent most of the morning travelling back and forth which is totally unlike me. I normally leave One or Two Times not Five before returning with everything folded.

We were having lunch right on time and the laundry was over. We had Italian Wedding Soup along with a slice of Chocolate Chip and Walnut Bread that our daughter Karen sent home with us on Sunday as well as a Mandarin Orange for dessert.

Kathy had spent the morning Vacuuming and Dusting the Apartment so we both spent the afternoon getting caught up on our morning reading. I think my eyes closed on me a few times. More Coffee and a few walks helped me finish getting caught up.

For something easy we had a Medium Store Bought Thin Crust Canadian Pizza for supper with another Mandarin Orange for dessert topped off with a cup of Coffee.

On the 6 o’clock Local News they mentioned 40 New Coronavirus Cases in the Windsor/Essex Region bringing the total of Active Cases to 384.

Due to the heavy Cloud Cover today’s high temperature of 54 F (12 C) lasted all of a Half Hour around 5:00 this afternoon. Quite a bit different from the weekend.

We later watched “Nancy Drew”. Think we’ll be in bed early tonight.

Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment unless it personally attacks someone for their opinion or is Spam.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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