The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

It’s All Relative – But The Food Was Good

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Good food, good friends and family, good times. Good Thanksgiving. Did I mention good food? Man, that bird was worth the wait. It remained juicy to the last mouthful. Plus my mini apple pie tarts worked out pretty good – for a first time try. Got the recipe from Ricardo and Friends from the Food Network. Easy enough to make, but as it had to be done closer to dessert time, it got a little tricky. Timing was an all out effort – but it worked – and it went over pretty good, if I do say so myself. If my son-in-law has seconds, it has to be good!!! 

All in all we had a nice dinner – but, as usual, Nat and I really don’t remember eating it. So, we repeated the meal tonight, with leftovers. Worked for me!!!

On the “house front” – we’ve been told that the furnace needs to be replaced. The company the Vendor got in to look at it, did not recommend “fixing” the one that’s there. Whatever was wrong, they said that it was a cheap furnace and that it may not last that much longer. So, long story short (again!) we’re hoping she’ll meet us half way in getting a new one. We’ll hopefully know more tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed. We both know now that we should have had that inspection done way sooner than we did – then we would have had some leverage before our house was actually sold. Can’t look back – too little, too late!!

So Nat and I are going to bite the bullet, get some estimates and see what goes up the old chimney!!!

After putting our feet up this morning – recovering from the past two hectic days – we started to do a little packing this afternoon. I packed up some of our collectibles and Nat chopped wood that he wants to get rid of. A little bit here, a little bit there!!! It’s all relative. So we’ll keep chugging away – that little train really did eventually make it up that hill – at least I’ve been told. Growing up, however, I soon learned that some fairy stories really are just that!!!!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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