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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Friday, September 17, 2021

Getting Things Done and Reaching Another Milestone.

 Our Location today is at Windsor, Ontario.

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Seeing Paul the Owner after my Morning Walk Around and a couple of Carrier Repairs I suggested that it would be wise to deal with checking the roof for Clogged Drains after the wet floors we had the other day. He agreed but added another chore to that. While the Roofing Company did a nice job on the sections of roof they repaired they also managed to knock out a number of Window Panes. Remember this is an old fashion Factory Building probably built in the Nineteen Thirties. With multiple levels of roof they used Windows for Lighting as well as Ventilation.

It was past 8:30 by the time I walked in the Office with a list of Broken Windows and their locations on the building. Kharen the Supervisor took one look at me and headed out without saying a word.

The news that there were no Clogged Drains visible on the roof posed another issue. That meant we’d have to run the Eel up and down the pipes using the Clean-Out Ports located inches above the main floor. With Rain not forecasted for our area until next week we could do it tomorrow when there would be little to no Forklift Traffic.

Of course one thing leads to another. The Switch for the Motorized Eel had to be replaced so here is the replacement that has been sitting on the shelf for some time. It took Five Minutes to replace the Switch but Fifteen Minutes to dig the Machine out from under a mess that it had been buried.

I took a few minutes to spray WD40 on the Clean-Out Port Bolts so we might not have a problem opening them up on Saturday. That’s when I met the Line Leader and a Forklift Driver who were removing Carriers from one of the Racks. The hard rubber Wheels were completely Flat on the bottom making it impossible to move by hand.

Five Minutes later they helped me get the Partially Emptied Rack into the Maintenance Compound where it took less then Forty Minutes to cut off the Old Wheels and weld on the only New Set of Wheels I had. I was just finishing up when Paul came in. When I showed him the Flat Wheels he just waved and left.

By the time I delivered the Rack back to the Line Paul had another job for me. The plant has a small Battery Powered Floor Sweeper that has not worked in a couple of Weeks. It fires up for Five Seconds before all the LEDs start flashing and it shuts down. I would later read that indicates there is a problem with anything Electrical on the unit.

I emptied the Waste Bin and found the Filter. It was so clogged with Dust you could not even see the Folds. It resembled a Sandbox. Taking it outside where the Forklifts get their Radiators cleaned with Compressed Air I spent nearly Ten Minutes cleaning it.

The problem persisted and since Kharen had the Manual in his Office he got involved. We finally found the Hidden Latch under the unit so we could access and charge the Battery.

Speaking with Kathy at lunch she had gone for a walk at Walmart and as she was about to leave she saw tonight’s supper coming out to the shelves. The next thing she knew it hopped into her cart and came home with her.

I removed the Battery so that I could flip the Floor Sweeper. I pulled strips of Wood from Pallets, lots of caked in Mud and pieces of Plastic that Paul did not recognize that was jamming the Brush Drums and yet it didn’t work.

With Ten Minutes left in my shift Kharen comes in screaming orders about doing all kinds of things. Finally at 3:47 I punched out. Even Paul left the Compound discussed with what was happening.

After making stops at Motor City Community Credit Union and Guardian Storage I didn’t get home until 5:00. To say I had a dirty day showed on my face where I missed when hurrying to leave.

Within minutes Kathy was serving supper. We had Chicken and Caesars Salad for our meal along with Rhubarb Pie then washed it all down with a bottle of Carbonated Juice.

The 6 o’clock Local News reported 40 New Coronavirus Cases today bringing the Active Cases to 404 in Windsor/Essex Region.

The Weather Network showed our Humidex felt like 97 F (36 C) and we can expect to see cooler temperatures starting next week.

When we started our Blog nearly Ten Years ago never did we imagine reaching Milestones like we have. It was started as a reminder of what we have done for ourselves as well as a way for our children to know where we were in our travels. We see other Blogs that put us to shame but we all do things different in life. It was nice see that as of this evening there have been over Two Million Views to “It’s about time.

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It’s about time.


Don’t comprise yourself. You are all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin, Singer


  1. Congrats on two million! Yay! Dinner looks yummy!

  2. Congratulations on hitting two million views!

  3. What kind of reward do you get? You must surely deserve one.

  4. Wow, popular page!
    Do you suppose told K. to stay off your back? Ya' gotta wonder if he is on notice eh?