It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. 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" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hibernating, Adjusting Our Laptops, Anniversary Celebration and Fun Visiting.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With the Rain continuing to fall throughout the night Kathy had no problem sleeping whatsoever. With the higher humidity level in the air it made the temperature feel colder then it actually was. That combined with my Raynaud’s Disease had me awake a number of times. When I woke this morning to the sound of a heavier downfall I simply got up and figured on starting my day. I managed to open all the Window Shades in the living area, got things ready for Breakfast and completed all my Morning Reading but it was still raining. 
The rain again, is getting to be old news.
Kathy has often said she must be a Bear because whenever she hears a steady Rain falling she can just curl up on the bed or lean back in her chair and drift off to sleep. It is like her body is telling her it is time to Hibernate. I am not a fast reader and knowing Kathy’s affliction I finally had to turn on the stove to start heating the water for our late morning brews as I was beyond hungry. Just the snapping noise to ignite the stove was enough to wake Kathy in the upstairs bedroom.

When she came downstairs she was bleary eyed and struggling to wake up. Mother Nature must have sensed her influence and turned the rain machine off as we ate our breakfast allowing us to enjoy our Bran Muffin and Coffee/Tea for breakfast. We discussed our plans we have about building an Ark because of the Excess Precipitation our area continues to get and according to the Weather Guessers it’s not going to let up any time soon. 
This is now the Wallpaper on my Laptop.
After finishing my normal morning chores, I changed the Wallpaper on my Laptop from one that came preloaded to a Sunset we recently took while in La Posa South near Quartzsite. When Kathy saw that she chose one of a Mountain Range to put on her laptop as well. That is the advantage of taking so many beautiful pictures. You have an endless supply that you can use when you want and for whatever purpose. She also needed a few other adjustments made to her Laptop that now seem to be making it easier for her to use. 
This is now the Wallpaper on Kathy's Laptop.
Kathy made Garlic/Lemon Egg Noodles for our late lunch that not only filled our tummies but helped to warm us up. Even though our outside temperature would reach 61 F (16 C) with the 91 % Humidity and light North Breeze we couldn’t seem to get warm. 
Garlic/Lemon Egg Noodles.
Shortly after 4:00 we headed to Amherstburg where we first went to McDonalds for our supper. We both enjoy their Sweet Chili Wraps and they are actually healthy for us. We took our time eating before leaving and heading to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s Home for our almost weekly visit. Since they are still raising their family sometimes they can’t always visit so that just means we have more to catch up on when we do. Last week they were busy so there was lots to catch up on tonight. 
Still raining after 4:00 while heading to Amherstburg.
Kevin and I went to the garage for a short while where I had to slightly modify our Over the Door Towel Rack. Things like that are made to fit Houses or Apartments but not RVs. With some measuring and Know-How at working metal I soon had the brackets reshaped to fit our RV Bathroom Door
This Robin was bigger then a Bunny that was only three feet away.
Back inside the house, Melissa and Kathy had been getting caught up on lots of things from last week. They were also celebrating their 21st Wedding Anniversary today and Melissa’s parents Al and Sal also stopped in with best wishes. They were amazed that we were living in our RV in the desert while we were away. They also complained there was too much work involved in owning their home but in the next instant didn’t want to sell it. 
This little Bunny kept eating his meal with the Robin nearby.
Once they had left the four of us kept on visiting having some serious conversations and then talking about other things that had us all laughing. The sad part was that the time seems to fly-by so quickly when we are enjoying ourselves.

Before leaving for Home the Rain had finally stopped and according to the Weather Guessers there is even a chance that we might see the Sun tomorrow that will make it warm up by a few degrees. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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Love is an emotion experienced by many and enjoyed by the few.

George Jean Nathan, American Critic

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Continued Weather Woe’s & More Research and Cheaper Prices In Canada

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With the continuation of the Weather Rollercoaster that has been happening globally for the last year it has become very difficult to really plan ahead anything that one might want to do. We definitely will start referring to any future forecasts as coming from Weather Guessers. Looking beyond a three-day outlook has become a waste of time and even then when you are expecting a totally clear day you could end up taking a shower that wasn’t in the forecast. 

When we got up this morning all we could see was a cloud filled sky making the outside look very dismal. The forecast was calling for rain to start by noon so if there was anything that we needed to do outside we had to get it done before lunch. We had our breakfast, did our morning reading and were looking outside as the rain started coming down before 10:30. At least they said it would rain.

Kathy continues to further her research on things we’ll see when we return to the Southwest this fall. She sorts out what will be worthwhile for us and has found in the past that we sometimes get more for our money with some of the smaller outfits. She has also found that she needs to take breaks from this research because it just becomes too overwhelming. When she called it a day she was still in Moab, Utah
Homemade Ham and Split Pea Soup along with
Blackberries on Yogurt.
I added more things to the “To Do List” that have to be done to our Home before we leave this fall and some that will be done while we are away. While we sat eating the Homemade Ham and Split Pea Soup for lunch that Kathy had made and froze back in February she asked for me to get prices on some of the purchases that we’ll need to make.

Going Online looking for prices for the same size AGM Batteries that we presently have I was able to get prices on a number of U.S. websites but not off any Canadian. The only alternative was to start calling Local Battery Suppliers. In the past we could not get AGM Batteries here in Ontario at a reasonable price. It was cheaper to buy them in the U.S. when our dollar was closer to parity and since we have to pay 13% Harmonized Sales Tax on purchases and services. With these Batteries now available in Windsor and the fact that we would now pay 30% Exchange on U.S. Funds by buying them locally we will now save $125.00 per battery.

The rain continued on and off the rest of the day. By the time we would notice the rain had stopped a few times and were about to go outside the rain would return. We never did see the sun but did see lots of puddles. The forecast on The Weather Network for our area for this summer is for near normal temperatures but above normal precipitation. 
Pancakes with Cool Whip topped with Blackberries.
Kathy made Pancakes that we topped with Blackberries and Cool Whip for supper. We’ll see what we will do tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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