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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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Cleaning Up, Fixing Other’s Mistakes and Two Special Visits.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Things didn’t change much at at work today except that Paul and I were busy cleaning the Standing Water on the plant floor by 6:45 this morning. Fortunately the heaviest Rain had fallen yesterday and overnight. The Plant continued seeing water dripping from the ceiling for the remainder of the day.

I was kept busy repairing Carriers for the better part of the morning.

When I spoke to Kathy while on my Lunch she had a hard time hearing me talk because I was inside the Plant due to the lite Rain taking place outside.

Just when things started getting a little slack it was Paul the Owner that got me thinking. Our Cut-Off Saw has been on the Fritz since before Kharen the Supervisor went on Vacation. Both Paul and Kharen had attempted to replace the Brushes in the motor but it didn’t go well because of someone’s Mistake. Paul explained what I would need to do to make it work and then left just saying “Take your time but do it right”. That’s encouraging. Sounds like what a Journeyman would say to an Apprentice.

The first thing I had to do was destroy the Carbon Brush that had been jammed into the Motor. With all the debris removed I needed to straighten the Cage then slowly start filing and sanding so that the replacement Brush would easily slide into place. It took nearly and Hour and a Half to complete such a small task but satisfying to have that Tool back in service.

At the Apartment it didn’t take long to get into the shower after simply checking my On-Line Messages. By the time we headed out the door it wasn’t even 5:00.

We drove to the Wendy’s Drive-Thru where we ordered our usual Chicken Wraps, Small Chocolate Frosties and Seniors Soft Drinks for supper. Like I’ve said before it was Inexpensive, Tasty and Satisfying without leaving us feeling Stuffed.

It wasn’t long after that we arrived at our niece Christine’s home in Tecumseh for a special visit. Her brother Dwayne and his wife Jillian were in town from there new home base of Nova Scotia. It has been nearly Three Years since I last saw him. We had lots of laughs thinking back to things we had done as they were growing up as children. After enjoying a piece of Apple Sauce Donut Cake made by Liam we said our good-byes and hope to see them again soon.

We then drove the few blocks over to our daughter Karen’s house for a short visit with our granddaughter Kylla. She’ll be heading to Toronto for School on the weekend then be back to train in the Local Hospitals on Monday. She has already been exposed to the mayhem around the Coronavirus Patients.

We missed the 6 o’clock Local News but The Weather Network showed our Humidex felt like 54 F (12 C) today because of the constant Drizzle.

There will be much more to report on tomorrow.

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It’s about time.


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  1. Great job getting the cut-off saw back into service, you have a lot more patience than me!

  2. Appears you are settling in at 'The Plant" and have developed a mutually respectable & collegial work environment with the owner and fellow employee teammates. Additionally I don't recall seeing recent mentions of filling job applications, followups or interviews. Maybe Kharen has found or was placed in his low water spot by Paul?

  3. "Our cut-off saw" That first word speaks volumes. You are part of the family now. Congratulations for toughing it out.