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, January 31, 2021

Two Breakfasts and A Sandwich.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Other then waking to turn over a few times through the night I slept quite soundly as did Kathy.

Being up by 8:00 I was surprised there was no Sunlight trying to sneak around the edges of the Balcony Blinds. The moment they were opened I had my answer as the Flurries created a fog-like effect as it blew by our Balcony Door.

Kathy was surprised when she joined me that she had to wait a few minutes for breakfast. As I’ve mentioned I try to change things around so it’s not the same old same old all the time. I made her favourite a Chocolate Chip Pancake that she said was perfect. Mine was plain with Butter and Syrup.

We corresponded with our Good Friends Wayne and Sue in Quartzsite. They’re experiencing some cooler temperatures right now which is typical for January. Wayne filled me in on changes being made around town as well. We do miss sitting by the Campfires sharing ideas and just talking about life. Unlike the last year we were there there has been no-one running Wind Generators this Winter. Hopefully we’ll meet up again soon.

For lunch we had the Leftover Roast Beef on Toast from Lou’s Kitchen along with the Leftover Chocolate Cream Pie.

While Kathy tried on the Clothes we brought back from the Storage Unit the other day I cleaned up the Dishes. Kathy found a few more outfits that will be donated.

Back at the Computers I received confirmation that a few Employers were reviewing my Resume and added Documents.

I chuckled to myself when I reviewed the Comments on our Blog this afternoon suggesting that I simply photograph the Documents then Photo-Shop them. I’ve given that same advice to others over the years but totally forgot about it every time I looked at our Scanner on our desk.

Kathy was still trying her Clothes when I took the time to exercise. I’ve been slowly building up with the Lighter Weights since my Old Back Injury flared up. Today I added some Heavier Weights and more routines to this workout.

For supper tonight we had breakfast. The experts say you can have breakfast for any meal so that’s what we did. We had Bacon, Eggs and Toast topped off with a couple of Cookies as well as Yogurt Cups for dessert.

On the 6 o’clock Local News the Windsor/Essex area had 54 New Coronavirus Cases to report but no Deaths. We can expect more Flurries throughout the night until early Tuesday morning.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


My boss asked me who is the stupid one, him or me?

I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire stupid people.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Should Have Known Better, Scanning Certificates and More Deaths.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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After requiring something to help me sleep for Three Nights in a row I was certain everything would be fine last night. I only woke every time that I rolled over and that was often. Remember all those old work injuries I wrote about. Awake I can block them out but asleep my body reminds me anytime I move.

Another thing we noted last night was that after running our Humidifier for nearly Twenty-Four Hours the Humidity level inside the Apartment had risen to 75% and we were starting to see moisture building on the Windows. We shut it down overnight.

Opening the Balcony Blinds shortly after 8:00 the sky was filled with Clouds but there seemed to be a glimmer of light trying to pop out from behind them. We would later have a Partly Sunny afternoon. I managed to accomplish lots of Computer reading before Kathy would join me this morning.

As soon as breakfast was over and since the Humidity was down to 60 % we turned the Humidifier back on. We also returned to finish our morning reading.

For lunch we had Italian Wedding Soup with Shortbread Cookies, Orange Slices and Yogurt Cups for dessert.

One thing that has grown increasingly difficult during the Lock-Downs that we have faced due to the Coronavirus is applying for jobs. Before you could personally speak with someone, offer to do a test and then most times they asked when you could start. By applying On-Line they ask for a Resume but many ask for more.

Years ago Kathy made a book that contained all my Certificates but when we went Fulltime that book was packed away. When we were at the Storage Unit the other day we brought a Container filled with books from our old apartment. In that Container was the Book with all my accomplishments in it.

Now in order to send copies of those to potential employers I needed to Scan them. When I had to replace the Hard-Drive a few years ago I lost my ability to use our scanner. It took nearly an Hour just to locate and download that program On-Line. I then spent another Two Hours scanning all my Certificates.

While I was doing that Kathy had gone back to the kitchen to bake a Pie.

It took over Eight Thousand Hours to earn this one.

I then E-mailed copies of my Certificates to some of the places I had sent in On-Line Resumes. Since this is Saturday and the area is still in Lock-Down maybe I’ll hear back on Monday.

We had Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches from Lou’s Kitchen on Hamburger Buns for supper along with a piece of Chocolate Cream Pie that Kathy made today for dessert.

On the 6 o’clock Local News we learned of 6 more Deaths to the Coronavirus in our area. Canada seems to be on a long list of countries waiting for the Vaccine. I think our government should be pushing to manufacture our own pharmaceuticals like we used to do. We’ll have another Partly Sunny Day tomorrow that will change over to Flurries. That should last for about Thirty-Six Hours.

Hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day of January already. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that things get better.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


We don’t seem to be able to stop crime, so why not legalize it and put a heavy tax on it. We have taxed other industries out of business, it might work here.

Will Rogers, March 20, 1931

Friday, January 29, 2021

Good Sleep, Clarifying Comments and “The Book Club”.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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After having Two Rough Nights in a row I was starting to feel desperate for sleep so again I took another Tylenol before going to bed. Even though we had gotten quite a bit of Fresh Air while at the Storage Yard and unloading the Truck. Another thing that I didn’t think about was that when we got back to the Apartment I immediately set up our Humidifier that had already changed the Humidity level inside by that time. Amazingly I looked at the Clock when I lay down and the next time I looked it was past 8:00 this morning.

I had to carefully open the Balcony Blinds because it was so bright outside. This would be one of the few days that we will see the Sun through this Winter season. I’d barely gotten things ready for breakfast when Kathy joined me. She had a wonderful sleep not even moving all night. If I’m not tossing and turning all night it has that affect on her.

Taking our morning beverages to the Computers while Kathy checked the world news I managed to apply for a couple more jobs. When it came to reading all the Blogs we follow only a few had written.

In answer to Comments on how a Humidifier works is it adds moisture to the air. Since our Apartment has Electric Heat the air becomes dry to the point it dries our Sinus Passages making it hard to breath. We tend to not open the Balcony Door often during this cold weather so the Humidifier fixes the problem. Most people who live in very humid areas use a Dehumidifier during the warmer weather to help their Air Conditioners cool their homes.

Since we’ll be doing a grocery run next week Kathy recreated a Leftover Boneless Pork Chop by finely chopping it with Onions and using the Leftover Hamburger Buns to make them as sandwiches.

Getting back to Computers I was notified that Employers were reviewing my Resumes. Also found a few more Blogs to read before noticing another Comment that was very concerned about my health and I appreciate that.

In case you are not aware both Kathy and I have Sleep Apnea and one of the side-effects is Insomnia. The researchers think it is another way our body protects itself when you are not breathing properly. We watch not to eat late and drink mostly Decaffeinated Beverages. With the dry air from the Electric Heat there might be some truth to that.

Another concern was my taking so many Tylenol which is not really true. Taking One or Two throughout a night recently is not bad because it helps the body to relax. The Headache I complained about was brought on due to my inability to sleep.

During my working career I was injured many times and not always by my working unsafely. Most times it was someone not doing their job properly that resulted in others including me getting injured. Working around Liquid Metal does that to a lot of people. The one caused my Knee Cap to be chipped and I lived on Tylenol for Fourteen Months before surgery was done to repair it. Because I was surviving on Tylenol I was having Stomach Problems. I also know that our Liver filters everything we eat or drink.

After sharpening my favourite chopping Knife I was able to slice Potato Dollars as thin as the blade itself. Kathy was busy cooking Salmon Fillets along with Niblet Corn before sauteing the Potatoes for our supper. We added a couple of Shortbread Cookies and an Apple Sauce Cup for dessert that we washed down with Carbonated Juice (Fake Wine).

On the 6 o’clock Local News the Coronavirus is still the top subject along with the continued delay of the Vaccine which has all the medical professionals in Canada on edge. Looks like we’ll have more Cold Temperatures heading our way before it warms and everything turns White again.

We watched a comedy this evening that was an All-Star Cast called “The Book Club”. It was funny.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


What goes “ha ha thump”?

Someone laughing their head off.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Slightly Better Sleep, Working At The Storage Room and Cold Weather.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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After having such a bad night’s sleep on Tuesday I wasn’t taking any chances last night. With the start of a Headache I took an Extra Strength Tylenol thinking that would help me sleep. Being in bed before midnight is not my norm but within minutes I was asleep.

By 1:00 I was again staring at the ceiling. By 3:00 the only thing I could do was to take a Tylenol Night-Time Tablet. It was after 4:30 when I finally fell into a deep sleep.

Sun's trying brighten things up.

I was up minutes after 8:00 with only a slight Headache. By the time I had breakfast ready Kathy had already joined me. Luckily Kathy had slept quite soundly only waking after she sensed my absence.

Low Humidity.

I only looked at The Weather Network to see what the temperatures would be like while Kathy made lunch for us to bring with us. Even though we’d be inside we made certain to dress for these cold conditions.

We stopped at the TD Bank by 9:30. I had to stand outside like others Social Distancing with our Masks while waiting to repeat the process inside. It took Ten Minutes standing in line and Two Minutes for the transaction.

After collecting our Mail in the empty Office at Guardian Storage we drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. We thought that we would accomplish much more then we did but we also recognized what the problem is. When we first filled the Storage Unit it was filled with Furniture and Keepsakes we would use if we needed to come off the road. When we had to empty the Trailer the contents were added to this Unit. Unfortunately it went from being very well organized to being mixed up.

After locating most of what we wanted and having lunch it was time to load up the Truck. We stopped at the Trailer to make certain everything was good and to add a few things inside the door. With these Cold Temperatures we’ll wait for it warm up a bit before opening the Slides adding stress to the Seals and Slide Covers.

We stopped at Dollarama not only to walk the aisles but to get a few food stocks.

After parking the Truck I collected a Shopping Cart from the building to load up with things we brought from the Storage Unit. I was glad to be wearing my Back Brace for lifting the One Heavy Container.

Higher Temperature. Lower Humidity.

In the Apartment while I unloaded the Cart Kathy started making us Hot Coffees to get the chill out of our bodies. Because of the outside temperature at the Storage Unit the inside temperature was only 54 F (12 C) so we took off our heavy coats. Then when we went outside our bodies cooled even more even though we had put our coats back on.

Around 5:00 we had another Sandwich, shared the last piece of Brownie Cake for dessert and had another Hot Drink.

On the 6 o’clock Local News the Coronavirus continues to be the top story with another Death and more Cases even though the numbers are coming down slowly.

One of the things we brought from the Storage Unit was a Humidifier. In the Three Hours it has been running the Humidity Level has increased by 5% in the Apartment and we are not finding it so stuffy.

I’ve already taken a Tylenol Night-Time Tablet in hopes of having a good night’s sleep.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

Your wife's hairdo has ever been destroyed by a ceiling fan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Worst Night In Ages, Sunshine and Slowing Numbers.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Getting to bed before midnight last night I never expected to have as little sleep as I did. After lying awake until 3:30 I finally got up feeling stuffed up. Using a Halls Cough Drop help ease the problem but it was past 4:30 before I started feeling tired. Back in bed the last time I looked at the Clock was past 6:15 and I was still awake. Developing a Headache the likes not felt in Forty Years I finally took and Extra Strength Tylenol. I must have dozed but was again looking at the Clock by 8:00. I convinced myself to roll over and slept until 9:25.

I had barely opened the Balcony Blinds and the room was flooded with Sunlight. I wanted to cheer up but my head hurt too much. Kathy joined me just as I was getting breakfast ready to serve. She’d had a bad night as well but not as bad as I did. We thought about what we ate and drank yesterday and found nothing that could have caused this. I took another Tylenol to stop the pounding.

When I checked The Weather Network besides the low temperatures I noted the 73% Humidity level which is low for this area. Our Apartment has Electric Heat in the floors which also lowers our Humidity. When I looked at the Weather Gauge on the wall it showed the Humidity level below 50%. That could have caused the congestion that led to our lack of sleep.

We opened the Balcony Door for Five Minutes and both started to breath better. As for the Headaches due to lack of sleep it would take the better part of the day for that to go away.

For lunch we had Italian Wedding Soup with Orange Slices and a piece of the Brownie Cake Kathy baked yesterday for our dessert.

That Headache felt like it was returning so with the help of another Tylenol and more fresh air we both started feeling better.

We didn’t make it to the Storage Yard but we managed to get a few things resolved On-Line. Still having issues with our Home Answering system. Hoping Bell can finally get it fixed.

For supper we had Meatballs with Gravy on Egg Noodles with Niblet Corn for a side.

On the 6 o’clock Local News they announced that even though numbers are going down compared to what they have recently been there were 55 New Cases with 8 more Deaths bringing the total for the Windsor/Essex area to 300 since the start of the Coronavirus. With colder overnight temperatures for the next few days we’ll be letting some fresh air in before going to bed.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


I can’t believe I got fired from the calendar factory.

All I did was take a day off.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Slept In, More Flurries, More Baking, Some Exercising and More Numbers.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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When I get to bed late I get up early. It was barely midnight when I got to bed last night but for me that’s early. It was nearly 9:00 when I looked at the Clock this morning. I was in the process of opening the Balcony Blinds when Kathy joined me.

Looking outside everything was once again turning White. Most everything that had melted clean yesterday just blended with everything else.

As we settled in to reading Blogs this morning the intensity of the Flurries increased. When it came time for us to have lunch there was nothing falling from the sky.

Based on our activity level we had Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup along with the Leftover Cherry Pie and a shared Orange for dessert.

Since the pie had been eaten Kathy chose to continue using up our soon to be outdated Cake Mixes. Today she baked a Brownie Mix.

With my back continuing to bother me and my lack of accessibility to Gym Equipment I continued using lighter weights in an effort of keeping toned. Hopefully once the Virus is under control and we’ve been Vaccinated I’ll be able to return to the Gym.

For supper we again had Thin Cut Boneless Pork Chops with a side of Green Beans along with a piece of the Brownie Cake for dessert.

On the 6 o’clock Local News tonight we lost Two Seniors to Coronavirus in our area but only adding another 56 Cases to the count. The delay in getting Vaccine from the supplier has the different levels of our Government arguing amongst one another. It’s starting to sound like we could be facing a Federal Election soon.

We’re hoping it will be nice weather tomorrow so we can get to the Storage Yard.

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

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Mark Twain

Monday, January 25, 2021

Planned, Organizing and Longer Lock-Down.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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The fact that I Planned on getting an early start to my morning didn’t help. I slept in. After opening the Balcony Blinds to see another Cloudy sky was no surprise. I then Planned to have everything ready for breakfast before Kathy got up. She must have heard me thinking and joined me before I was ready. As we ate we discussed what I wanted to do before Kathy set her sights.

It was hard to believe that it has been over Two Weeks but when I started organizing things it was evident. I even managed to accomplish the entire task in record time.

Kathy served Vegetable Soup for our early lunch along with an Apple Sauce Cup for dessert. As we ate she discussed what she expected to accomplish in my absence.

I had Planned on going straight about my business until I counted my cash. I had made certain that there would be enough to get this done but why wasn’t it here. Then I remembered not wanting to carry it around the grocery store so it was still in the Car. There was only One thing I could do and that was to go to the Laundry Room and bring my Coat. Kathy couldn’t believe her eyes as I left the Apartment.

On my way down I could only hope that I could at least start with a couple of Washers. When I walked in to find all the machines at my disposal it didn’t take long to have all our Laundry going before I headed outside.

With the temperature nearing the Freezing Mark the first thing I did was brush the Wet Two Inch Accumulation off both our vehicles. Then with a little reminder I grabbed the rolls of Coins before heading back inside.

I noted that the Recycle Truck had just left then to find no Mail downstairs made me happy. When I entered the Apartment Kathy had some of the contents of our Storage Room spread about in an attempt to reorganize it. When the Virus cause shortages last year as soon as we were able to build some stock we did but it wasn’t always get put away very neatly. Kathy was trying to change that but was working up a sweat from it. After hanging up my Coat I set up the Fan so she could continue working. Later we realized it wasn’t from working but her Claustrophobia that was making her sweat.

I grabbed the Recycle Bins from the Kitchen before heading back to the Laundry Room. It was perfect timing as I walked in a Washer shut down. One by One I got everything transferred to the Dryers.

With things under control I headed down to the Recycle Bins outside. By no longer having my Coat on I didn’t stay outside very long. With the Empty Recycle Bins back in the Kitchen we had a few minutes to talk before I headed back. Kathy had made great progress and had gotten things placed the way they should have been from the start.

Looking out the Laundry Room Window it was relaxing to watch the Ice-Flows being carried down the River. Just then One by One the Dryers started shutting down. Unfortunately Two needed more time to finish their task.

It was nearly 4:00 when I walked in the Apartment with all our folded laundry. Kathy had just finished her chore. We sat talking for a bit. I was appreciating being able to breath without having the Mask on.

While I put the Laundry away Kathy made supper because our early lunch was long gone. We had Thin Sliced Boneless Pork Chops along with the Leftover Wild Rice and Carrots from last night. We also enjoyed a slice of Chilled Cherry Pie for dessert.

After we finished the Dishes we sat at our Computers waiting for the News to come on. I did read everyone’s Blogs today but didn’t have the time to Comment.

On the 6 o’clock Local News it was announced that we lost a Senior in a Nursing Home to Coronavirus today and another 58 New Cases were recorded. That’s the lowest number in a long time. The Windsor/Essex Area has been in Lock-Down the longest of any area of Ontario since the start of this Virus. Even though we have better numbers then others it is our area that remains closed.

No Planning for tomorrow but we’ll try to get other things done. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Everyone is entitled to their opinion unless it personally attacks someone for their comment or is Spam.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You know your getting old when when you wake up looking like your driver's license picture.