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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Doing Research, Finishing Our 8840 Forms and Ready Player One.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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As mentioned in last night’s Blog after playing outside with Sanford I was ready to crawl in bed the minute that I got inside, but I had to write the Blog. We also mentioned that the lower basement where we have set up our temporary bedroom is probably the coldest room in the house next to the garage which seems to make us sleep so soundly it’s amazing that we can even wake up.

I didn’t wake until after 9:00 this morning myself and just busied myself reading on the Computer. I let Kathy sleep until she woke on her own. We took our time before going upstairs to have our breakfast of which the hot Coffee was the most appreciated.

Since the temperature was suppose to reach the low Forties we finished the morning doing research and getting the information needed to mail out our 8840 Forms to the I.R.S. since we now had our completed Income Tax Returns to prove our claims. The other research went much deeper then we expected so we didn’t even stop for lunch. We would finally leave the basement close to 5:00 this evening. After spending all that time in the basement (by our choosing) we were again experiencing a touch of “Cabin Fever”.

Normally we go for a weekly visit with our son and daughter-in-law on Wednesday evenings but because of other commitments they had we’ll have to wait until next week. That means we’ll have more to talk about when we get together.

Our first destination was the Shoppers Drug Mart where the Post Office stays open until 8:00 in the evening unlike the Canada Post Office itself. We needed a US Stamp but by going to the counter like that the Envelope was stamped and put in a container that would be processed at the Main Post Office in Windsor this evening and be across the border by midnight.

We then went to A&W where we again used coupons we get through the mail to buy our supper at a reduced price. The sun even shone on our table for about Half a Minute before disappearing again behind the heavy clouds.

We drove over to the Lakeshore Cinema and we were surprise how few people were there as it is normally packed. We went to see the futuristic movie Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg and we were the only ones in the theater. The newspapers are already saying that this is the Highest Grossing Movie in History. Would you expect anything less from a Spielberg Movie? Anyone that is into Video Games or Virtual Reality this movie is a “Must See”. From the very beginning it will keep you on the edge of your seat and it proves that just because you see it on the Computer doesn’t mean that it’s true. We both gave it Two Thumbs Up. If this movie doesn’t win any awards for Special Effects something is definitely wrong.

When we stepped outside we were again getting a lite Snow Flurry but with the temperatures just above Freezing it was melting fairly quickly. It was after 9:00 when we got back to Karen’s and she was the only one still up.

Tomorrow we’ll try to put some of today’s research to good use. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

You've ever driven a tractor to get a cup of coffee.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

November Weather, Taxes Done, Checked Our Site and Playing With Sanford.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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With the Forecasted November Weather, (What the Local Weather Guesser called it.) we once again were in no hurry to start our day. We again were not only given below seasonal temperatures but the landscape had started taking on Winter Wonderland affect. Even Sanford was not too keen on going outside when offered the opportunity. We were only on the Computers long enough to check the updated weather forecast and our E-mails before heading out the door. 

Our first stop was at our Accountants Office to pick up our Income Tax Returns. Unlike last year we get a little back rather then having to pay Revenue Canada. 

Our next stop was to check our Mail at Guardian Storage before going back to our Storage Unit. When we emptied our Trailer so that it could be shipped back to Jayco’s Repair Facility we put everything there including our Barrels. When our Trailer comes back we will have only a few days to reload everything before heading out to Wildwood for the remainder of the season. We decided today would be a good day to take the Barrels out to our site and since it was still Snowing and the Windchill was well below the Freezing Mark that was all we took. 
That's Wet Snow on the Windshield
and Drifting Snow on the Road.
It surprised us to see that it was already past 12:30 so we stopped at A&W for lunch. Using coupons that we got in the mail we both enjoyed the Chubby Chicken Combos which was tasty and filling but didn’t leave us feeling stuffed. 
Office at Wildwood Golf and RV Park.
It was past 1:30 by the time we arrived at Wildwood Golf and RV Park. When we walked in the Office Val immediately greeted us by our names but then looked past us and asked “Where’s your Fifth Wheel Trailer?” She was sorry to hear of our delima and hoped we’d be back soon. Since we were there we also paid our Seasonal Fee. We were informed that this is the first time since the park has been open Twenty-Six Years ago that they have not turned on the Water by the middle of April. 
Our Site looking empty. The Barrels covered over by our Shed.
When we were done in the Office we drove back to our Site to check how things faired out through the winter and to off load the Barrels. After seeing that a couple of our trees didn’t make it Kathy went back to the warmth of the Truck while I stored our Barrels under their cover. 

Nature was calling and with the Park’s Washrooms being closed we headed back towards Windsor to Tim Horton’s where we used the washrooms as well as having Coffees to warm up. 

Like yesterday we arrived to pick Tyler up just as he was walking out of his Co-op Training Workplace. Back at the house in the time it took him to shower I was able to bring in a few more things that had been left in the Truck that we needed. Tyler was ready early so we dropped him off at his Part-Time After School Job nearly a Half-Hour early. 

Since we knew that we’d be “Home Alone” until later in the evening we decided to walk around Walmart. We did pay them for the privilege by picking up a few Groceries and Hygiene Products that we needed. 
Can we go Play?
Karen had Kathy help her to make some Ham and Pea Soup last night and told us to have some. Since we had those Combos for lunch that Soup was the perfect meal for our supper. 
Sanford should have been called Linus from the Peanuts Cartoon.
He brings his Blankey everywhere.
Poor Sanford was getting antsy because no one else was around so Kathy suggested I take him outside in the Back Yard. When he saw that I was joining him, he wanted to play Get the Ball which involved trying to steal the Ball from him and chasing after him. By the time we went inside I was ready to crawl in bed myself. He brought his Blankey downstairs and was snoring but as soon as he heard Karen come in the door he practically flew up the stairs. 

We’re not sure what we’ll be up to tomorrow so stop by and find out. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

You are what you eat.

Ludwig Feuerbach, German Philosopher

Monday, April 16, 2018

Visiting With Our Granddaughter, Getting Laundry Done and Setting Off Smoke Alarms.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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The minute we got out from under the Bedcovers this morning we knew exactly how cool it was downstairs which also showed just how toasty we were in bed. It didn’t take long to get dressed so that we could go upstairs for breakfast and a nice hot cup of Coffee to put some warmth back into our bodies.

Our granddaughter Kylla was home so we had a chance to catch up on what she is doing. Years back she was working as a Temporary Part Time (TPT) worker at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Windsor where they produce the Minivans while she was going to school to become a nurse. Then Chrysler offered her a Fulltime position with a great benefit package. Even though she took the job what she didn’t give up on was becoming a Nurse. What she is presently doing is taking what classes she can On-Line to get herself closer to her goal. Then she’ll plan on taking a leap of faith to follow her dream. She had to run a few errands before the start of her Afternoon Shift so we went about getting things accomplished for ourselves.

We had to close the basement door while I sorted our laundry. Poor Sanford was staring through the window with pleading eyes but if we had let him in he would have had a field day playing in our clothes. Even though we are very appreciative of Karen and Greg’s generosity for letting us stay here we don’t want to over impose. Once the laundry was sorted and packed away it was loaded in the car.

It was already 12:30 when we neared the Laundromat but we were getting hungry so we stopped at Arby’s for their new Greek Wraps and a small Soft Drink. Like the other day it wasn’t overfilling but satisfying.

The advantage of going to the Laundromat for us is that we had all Three Loads going in no time with simple to use machines. Starting just after 1:00 we had everything Washed, Dried and Folded shortly after 2:30.

We even got a Phone Call from J.T. at Leisure Trailer Sales in Lakeshore informing us that our Trailer had been picked up by an Indiana Transporter at noon and was on its way back to the Jayco Repair Facility in Middlebury, Indiana. I reminded him of what dates we had been told and that we had done our part to have it to them on time.

Timing couldn’t have been better as we arrived to pick Tyler up at his Co-op School Training Shop just as he was coming out. We needed to make a slight detour so that he could drop off his Progress Report at a Teacher’s Home before we continued back to Karen’s house. We again had to close the upstairs door to keep Sanford out while we put our clothes away.

Since we have been cutting back on our intake by 5:00 Kathy thought it was time for supper. Because of the outside high temperature was 37 F (3 C) this afternoon she decided to fry some Hamburgers on the Stove but she forgot to turn on the Exhaust Fan. Even though there was no Smoke Kathy had to open the Patio Door to get fresh air in while I fanned the Smoke Alarm. Poor Sanford ran out the door because that sound was hurting his ears. When we later told Karen, she admitted to having the same problem.

Not sure what we’ll be doing tomorrow but we are looking forward to a seasonal warm up later this week. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Joke of the Day

An invisible man marries an invisible woman.

Their kids were nothing to look at either.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Heavy Rain, Surprise Construction, Three Bookstores and Shared Meal.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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When we brought our Bedding from the Trailer to our Daughter’s House someone had said that we wouldn’t be needing all our Blankets. Karen’s home is a Four Level House which is very difficult to regulate the Heat so when they are sweating on the upper level we feel like we are in the Trailer downstairs. While at our Storage Unit the other day one of the things we picked up was another Bedsheet. It worked like a charm and we felt toasty warm for the entire night.

Even though we really had no plans for today I made certain that we didn’t sleep as late today other wise it messes up our eating schedule along with when we go to bed again. We figure the Sun is our friend and we always feel better on Sunny Days but that’s not what we had today. 

From the time we got up we could hear the Sump-Pump cycling every Five Minutes. When we went upstairs and looked out the Patio Doors it was a grey wall of water coming down. Our breakfast was the rest of the Cinnamon Apple Pie we made yesterday along with our Coffee.

We spent the morning getting caught up on our reading and being entertained by Sanford. Lunch was a bowl of Soup and a Fruit Cup. 

Unlike some of the surrounding areas we only had to deal with Rain. Even though we can move around the house quite freely we’ve started to develop Cabin Fever. Like any good RV we didn’t want our actions controlled by the weather so we dawned our Raincoats and headed out.

The largest building to walk around in this area is the Devonshire Mall on Howard Avenue. We were surprised when we turned in the entrance we normally take only to be detoured further around the Building. Since we left to go south last November there has been a major expansion taking place that we didn’t know about. 

Inside the first store we looked at was Chapters a very popular book store but Kathy didn’t find anything that interested her. Chapters also has an outside entrance along with another that goes to the Mall. We were amazed at all the interior renovations that are also being made, huge Skylights, moving stores from one location to another and redoing the entire ceiling. We walked the entire building including a few of the stores and were on our way within an Hour.

Our next location was the Tecumseh Mall which is much smaller but I had a special reason for going there. After letting Kathy off as close to the door as possible we stopped at the Bell store. We are not too Tech-Savvy with our Cell Phones so when a problem developed that even Karen our daughter couldn’t figure out I went back to the source. The problem was that some of my Apps would not shut down which if left open will drain your battery very quickly. Turns out that I have fat fingers and as I was attempting to shut the Apps off I was also Pinning them which meant they were staying on. Now that really encourages us to learn more about these things. 

We walked around other stores more for the exercise until we ended up at Coles book store. Kathy is an avid reader where I am the puzzle solver. Even though Kathy uses the Free Book-Exchanges as much as she can, she occasionally has to buy books to supplement her reading. Today they were having a Sale and she found a couple of books that caught her interest. Talking with Andrea the clerk she heard about a new Stephen King book titled 11/22/63. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it in stock but with computers connecting all the local bookstores she found the last one in Tecumseh not far from our daughter’s house. A phone call latter it was reserved and we were on our way.

The intense Rain cause the car to Hydroplane a few times but we made it safely to the Indigo bookstore. They had the book set aside with Kathy’s name on it and minutes later we were heading back to Karen’s. 

Looking out the Patio Doors there are places in the backyard that are starting to pool the water. For supper we shared a package of Sidekicks that Kathy modified along with some Ham with Karen. It all tasted great, wasn’t overfilling but hit the spot.

The forecast is for a Rain/Snow mix tomorrow but we have things to do and will use our Raincoats to get it done. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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from files.


Words of Inspiration

Know thyself.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Doing Repairs For Our Daughter, Catching Up on Bookkeeping and Baking A Different Kind Of Pie.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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When we went to bed last night we really didn’t have any plans for today mostly due to the Weather Forecast for the area. I’ve mentioned before how the sound of Rain makes Kathy especially, go into a very deep sleep. Imagine this Kathy has a hard time hearing people, myself included talking to her yet we are in the lower basement in our Daughter’s house and she knew that it was Raining, I basically had to wake her or she would have slept the day away.

This is not our style, for breakfast all we had was a cup of Coffee. When that was finished Kathy busied herself getting caught up on doing her Bookkeeping on our Expenditure Spreadsheet.

I had another small project that I found in the downstairs Bathroom. There’s Ceramic Tiles on not only the Floor but on the Walls as well but they didn’t have a Door Stop. After hearing the Handle hitting a few times I thought I’d prevent damage to the Wall. I simply attached a Door Stop on the door itself and haven’t heard any bad sounds since.

With this being Saturday Karen was home and asked if I could do another repair for her. She had a Extendable Clothes Hanger like we see on the RV Ladders. Karen admitted to overloading it before it pulled the fasteners out of the Wall. Those were only Wall Plugs holding it in the Wallboard. After locating the wall Studs her Extendable Clothes Hanger won’t be coming down in my lifetime.

Kathy was so focused on her Bookkeeping that even though I kept telling her to stop for lunch she kept saying not now, It was after 3:00 when we finally had a Ham Sandwich, a Cheese Stick and a Pudding Cup for our lunch.

Having seen a recipe On-Line Kathy had wanted to do some Baking so after getting some Instruction from Karen on how to operate her oven, we set to work. We first created a Cinnamon Roll that we thin sliced it to line the bottom of a Pie Pan. Once it was tightly packed I applied Apple Pie Filling while Kathy repeated the Cinnamon Roll process to create a Top Crust. It would take nearly an Hour to bake which gave us plenty of time to clean up.

After leaving the Pie cool down Kathy served it out. Everyone said it tasted great the only problem was the thickness Kathy had cut the Cinnamon Rolls wasn’t consistent. Darn that means we’ll have to try again. Don’t you just hate when that happens.

The heavy Rain hasn’t stopped all day and the Sump-Pump is constantly cycling but we are dryer then many around us. Reading lots of RV Blogs, we are praying for some that will have to Hunker Down to ride out this weather for the next couple of days.

Hopefully we’ll get out tomorrow. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

Your cable provider has no idea that you exist.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Getting Things Fixed Up and Meeting Old Neighbours.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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Not wanting to oversleep we set the alarm for 8:30 this morning and it was a good thing we did. It took me close to a minute to unhook my CPAP Machine then get around the bed to shut it off. Kathy figured that if she pulled the covers over her head she wouldn’t have to wake up. That was when she discovered the Ceiling Light does penetrate the Bedcovers at least a bit. 

Karen was still home when we got upstairs for breakfast. The office knew she had a doctor’s appointment so she’d be late. Her Friend would be coming around noon today so we didn’t have to stay around and wait. 

We headed back to VitalAire around 10:00. When we checked the CPAP Supplies we picked up the other day they supplied Kathy with the wrong sized Pillows for her Mask. The packages showed the correct size but the Pillows inside were marked smaller and just looking at them you could see they had much smaller openings. 

We went back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit at Guardian Storage this morning. We were hoping to find the Cordless Phones we had stored in 2016 but no matter which container we opened we had no luck. After spending nearly an Hour we packed it in and stopped to pick our Mail up on the way out. 

We made a quick stop at Princess Auto to check if they might have had any Phones in their Surplus Section but they didn’t. 

It was noon hour so we went to Arby’s because we had just gotten coupons for them in our Mail. We each had one of their new Greek Gyros for lunch. They were satisfying and not overfilling like those burgers we had last night. 

The next stop was Walmart. We picked up some Plumbing Supplies to fix a problem we found last night at our daughter’s. We found a set of Cordless Phones that had rechargeable NiCad Batteries for our Home Phone. The set we presently have needs new Batteries that cost more than this new set of Phones. We also picked up a few Groceries before heading back to Karen’s 

As soon as we were back at Karen’s I set up our Turbo Hub which gives us our Home Phone. Now we can again start using our Home Phone Number as a reference especially for our Doctor’s Appointments. 

We were supposed to pick Tyler up at his Co-op School Shop but since they were on a job close to his home they dropped him off before going back to the shop. Tyler likes to learn things so I had him help to make the Plumbing Repair. I’ve had to do that kind of job so many times he was surprised to see how easy it was. 

For our supper Kathy fried up some slices of Ham to go with the Eggs and Toast she made up. 

We watched the 6 o’clock Local News before heading out to find some Pie Pans. We went to Dollarama and got some Aluminum Pans, then to Home Hardware to get a Door Stopper and finally Zehrs grocery store in an attempt to find more solid pans. We ended up meeting a couple we knew from our time in the apartment.  They are planning a trip to Hawaii for their Anniversary at this time but would be interested in RVing in the future. 

We arrived back at Karen’s just as she was getting Home. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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our Photo Files.

The World's Great Proverbs

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Draggy Day, No Show Friend and Too Much To Eat.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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We had planned on getting up earlier this morning because Karen had said that someone she knew would be stopping over around 9:30 for a package. We could not have imagined that we would both sleep past 9:00. It had to have been that we were finally starting to relax after all the Stress we’ve had the last week. By 9:30 we were dressed and having breakfast but we still just didn’t feel like our energetic selves. 

Finally, at noon we needed to run an errand to Shoppers Drug Mart but Karen’s Friend hadn’t arrived yet so after leaving a note we headed out. Within Fifteen Minutes we were back at Karen’s and found the note undisturbed. 

With the bright sunshine streaming in the windows and a comfortable feel to the air we went to one of the local department stores to walk around for exercise and a change of scenery. 

It was 2:45 when we headed over to pick up Tyler from his Co-op School Training. What we didn’t expect was a delay in traffic. When we finally arrived at 3:00 to pick Tyler up he said he called but my Cell Phone didn’t ring. We were back at Karen’s by 3:10 and her Friend had not disturbed the note. 

After dropping Tyler off for his Part-Time After School Job we headed back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit at Guardian Storage. When we went Fulltime in 2016 we stored things we would need if we ever came off the road such as the Mattress we are presently using at our Daughter’s. Another thing we stored was Clothes and even though we just packaged some of the Clothes we had in the Trailer there was some that was wearing out and needed to be replaced. The first place we shop is in the Clothes and other Items we have stored. 

When we left the Storage Unit we went to see our dear friend Kathie who I’ve know for Forty Years and Kathy the last Twenty. We haven’t seen her since last October just before we headed south for the winter. We found her in her apartment babysitting her granddaughter Kingsley who has really grown. We got caught up on what is happening and finally said our Good Byes but we’ll be back soon. 

It was past 5:30 when we left so we thought we’d just get a Hamburger at Burger King. We wanted something different and saw one with Bacon so we ordered that. What we didn’t read was that it was a Double Beef Bacon Cheese Burger. We both ended up wasting some of our meals. Since we have reduced our intake there was no way we could eat them. 
January 30th in Quartzsite.
We seemed like we were Dragging by the time we got back to Karen’s but I kept reminding myself we have to take our Evening Pills. When I looked at our Pill Doucettes I found that we had missed taking them last evening which was why we were Dragging this morning but we also missed taking them this morning because we were rushing not to miss Karen’s Friend. I also found my Cell Phone sitting on the Printer. No wonder I missed Tyler’s call. 

Karen’s Friend had an issue with her son at school so she texted Karen this morning to say she’ll be around tomorrow but Karen didn’t call us. Hopefully we’ll be more focused as well. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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our Photo Files.


You Might Be a Redneck If

You openly discuss your hemorrhoid surgery with strangers.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Still Organizing, Trailer Hasn’t Left The Dealership and A Wonderful Visit.

Our Location today is at Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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I cheated again this morning by waiting until after hearing the Front Door close at 8:30 before getting out of bed. I had the chance to check The Weather Network on-line before Kathy started to stir around 9:00 this morning. With the cold temperatures we experienced while we were emptying the Trailer it seems to have left a lingering effect on the both of us. 

After relaxing with a leisurely breakfast then checking E-mails, News and Blogs I decided to check on the Trailer. When I called Leisure Trailer to see if Nicole was able to find the Work-Order for the shipment J.T. answered having just returned after attending the RV Show in Toronto. The last time I had spoke to him last fall he was adamant that we had to have the Trailer to them on April 10 so that it would be on its way back to the Jayco Factory the same day where it was slated for Monday April 16th up to May 10th if necessary to make everything right.  As I was speaking to him this morning he said he was still waiting for Jayco’s Transporter to pick the trailer up. To say I was not a Happy Camper would be an understatement. 

After sharing a Roast Beef Sandwich for lunch, we were soon on our way back to Walmart. Kathy needed some Toothpaste and we picked up another Organizer like we did yesterday. We also used the store as an indoor walking track so we could get some walking in. 

We then drove across the street to Dollarama for a few other supplies that we can get at a more reasonable price before heading back to Karen’s in Tecumseh. 

It took hardly any time to assemble the new Organizer and with its design it was very easy to stack the two units together. 

After packing up my Laptop we headed out the door round 4:00. When we are Home nearly every Wednesday evening we always visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa but we were too early. We drove up Manning Road and basically took the route we would if we were driving back to Wildwood Golf and RV Park. We didn’t go in the gate today but will be going out to check on our site before the end of the month. 

As we were driving by my Cell Phone started ringing so I simply handed it to Kathy. J.T. from Leisure Trailers was calling to inform us that Jayco was dragging their feet on sending the Shipping Documents and the Trailer probably won’t leave their yard until next Monday. I didn’t want to discuss it until I wasn’t driving but I might be making another Phone Call or Two in the morning. We stopped at the Amherstburg McDonalds and had their Sweet Chili Wraps for supper. We discussed what J.T. had said but I’ll still be calling or seeing him in the morning. 

We were still early so we stopped at the local Canadian Tire store and looked at some of the spring items they had out for Gardeners. 

We arrived at Kevin and Melissa’s at 5:45. Setting up my Laptop I showed Kevin pictures to give him ideas for an upcoming wedding they’ll be attending. I then had Melissa looking at the Pictures I still have of this winter’s trip. Once I post them on a Blog I delete them from my file. Knowing that Melissa enjoyed the Sunset and Mountain pictures I brought a Memory Stick so she could copy the pictures she likes to her Computer. Since it has been Five Months since our last visit we stretched our time just a bit. 

Our trip back to Tecumseh only took 35 Minutes because we had all Green Traffic Lights. We have a few things that we’ll be working on tomorrow. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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our Photo Files.


Words of Inspiration

The wish is father to the thought.

William Shakespeare