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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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Adjustments Made and Elevators Down Again.

 Our Location today is Windsor, Ontario.

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Just in case we’d sleep too late this morning I set the Alarm. As luck would have it that wasn’t necessary but if I hadn’t set it we could have been in another panic mode to start our day. We had Peanut Butter on Toast along with Juice for breakfast.

Kathy checking the Flowers on the way in.

We were on our way to Hearing Life in Tecumseh shortly after 9:00. We arrived with Ten Minutes to spare so we sat inside their Air-Conditioned Office. Even though the outside temperature was only in the 70’s it was causing us both to sweat by just sitting in the Car. The Audiologist listened carefully to Kathy’s concerns about the Feedback before making a number of adjustments. She then took her for a walk outside so she could experience noise that might cause a problem all while I stayed in the Office. As she explained like Glasses our Brain has to learn how to interpret what it is experiencing from the Hearing Aide. Even though there is a minute amount of Feedback still coming through if she were to turn it off entirely Kathy would not be able to hear from that ear. She’ll wear it for now but if the problem continues after Two Weeks she is to feel free to have it adjusted again. Her Old Hearing Aides are on standby again.

We drove across the road to the Home Hardware Building Center where we looked for Metal Paint so we can touch up our Lantern and Bistro Set on the Balcony. We only found the one Paint we needed and a couple of Drain Stoppers.

We next went to Dollarama where we got some the same Double-Side Tape and Paintbrushes that the Hardware Center sold at a fraction of the price but they didn’t have the Paint.

It was nearly noon so we stopped at Taco Bell where we used a Coupon to get our lunch and cool down.

We were surprised at the crowds at Canadian Tire but we managed to get the other Paint we were looking for.

We actually had the chance to go back to our Apartment to cool down just by opening the Balcony Door for nearly an Hour before heading back out the door.

We had our rescheduled appointment with our Ophthalmologist after having to cancel the first one due to our Congestion Issue. We cheated and parked down an abutting side street. Since the Medical Center has a city run parking lot it would have cost Twenty Dollars for Two Hours to park. We had to walk about Two Hundred Feet each way but our parking was Free.

This is the first time we’ve had our eyes checked since 2019 because of the Coronavirus. Luckily our eyes have not changed and we will hopefully see David again next year.

We stopped at McDonald’s for their Pineapple/Mango Smoothies to help us cool down before heading back to our Apartment.

When we arrived at the building we were greeted by a number of angry tenants. The Elevators were again not working and many like Kathy who has a Heart Condition would not make it up the stairs to their homes. There was no one in the Office which made everyone angry. I had the Office on Speed Dial and surprised everyone when a Receptionist answered. Explaining people with health issues needed to get home she said the Elevator Service would be here shortly. Everyone else started adding the number to their phones. After waiting another Half Hour I suggested to Kathy we go out for supper.

We went to the nearby Michigan Diner where we ordered Fish and Chips off their Seniors Menu. Even though these are smaller portions we were still stuffed when we left.

Back at the building we had no problem using the Elevators.

The 6 o’clock Local News reported on the Local Candidates for the upcoming Provincial Election this coming Thursday.

The Weather Network showed because of the Low Humidity our temperature felt more like 100 F (38 C). With Rain forecasted for tomorrow we should be seeing cooler temperatures heading our way.

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It’s about time.


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Monday, May 30, 2022

No Freezing and Lite Meals.

 Our Location today is Windsor, Ontario.

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Even though my Appointment wasn’t until after 11:00 this morning when we woke at 8:26 we went into hyper drive. We had a lite breakfast of a glass of Juice and a Muffin. We never even turned on our Computers before heading out the door around 9:00. We were happy to see the Elevators were back in service after they all went down last evening.

I had planned on going to Hearing Life to drop off Kathy’s Hearing Aids so they could check them out through the day but Kathy convinced me to wait until after our return. Heading across the Expressway you could tell it was Construction Season.

Arriving in Amherstburg way too early for my appointment we drove to the Pharma Care drug store where we picked up some of Kathy’s Medications that were left owing. Smaller Pharmacies will often do that when they can’t fill the entire Prescription and simply make it up to you when it comes in. They would have delivered it to our Apartment but we were fighting the Congestion Problems at the time and I knew we’d soon be heading that way. It was waiting for us to pick up.

We had more time to waste so we walked around the local Dollarama. We found a few things we like to keep on hand that our normal outlets were out of stock. They don’t carry all the same products.

We then headed to Rivertown Dental where Kathy waited in the Car reading while I went in. The last time I was there Shawn only fixed one of my teeth. I didn’t realize it until I got home and started feeling a twinge coming from the second tooth. It always amazes him that for the last Forty Years I haven’t take any freezing for fillings. I then saw Adam who measured me for a new Upper Plate. This one only lasted Twenty-Five Years and is showing signs of wear.

When I came out there was Traffic Lineup all the way to where the High School is. That meant the Students were on their lunch break and were visiting the nearby Fast Food Restaurants.

We headed in the other direction and went to visit our son Kevin. We had a couple of T-Shirts we ordered On-Line to leave for Cameron and Matthew. Cameron loved it the moment he saw it. Matthew was at work.

When we headed out we stopped at Wendy’s where we sat inside to enjoy their Chicken Wraps, Small Chocolate Frosties and Seniors Soft Drinks for lunch.

Heading back to Windsor we stopped at Guardian Storage to collect our Mail before continuing on to Hearing Life. We explained the Feedback problem Kathy was experiencing but the soonest they can fix it is tomorrow morning. They only have One Computer set up to do those kinds of adjustments.

We next went to The Home Depot to return the Shelf I won’t be using for the Toilette Cabinet modification.

We stopped at the nearby Dollarama so I could pick up the Masking Tape that I forgot to do earlier because it wasn’t on the list.

Back at our building there were a couple of Dump Trucks being filled with the broken pavement from the Exit Driveway. Inside the Apartment we could hear noise outside and when we looked down saw the Painters starting to add Lines and Numbers on the Asphalt that was put down last Friday. By the time the News was finished so were the Painters.

For supper we shared a Small Acorn Squash along with a Personal Sized Chicken Pot Pie and we topped it off with the last Two Muffins for dessert.

The 6 o’clock Local News reported on the upcoming Provincial Election and we’ll be glad when it is all over.

The Weather Network showed we only reached a high of 88 F (31 C) but because of the Low Humidity felt more like 97 F (36 C). Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer before it again cools down to seasonal temperatures.

We’ve got more appointments to do tomorrow.

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Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Know You're Over The Hill When one of the throw pillows on your bed is a hot water bottle.