Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2013 From Robert Dorsey
As we are drawing to a close for 2013 and into 2014, I just wanted to post a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we close 2013 and enter 2014 from my entire family to yours.
Here’s trusting that the new year finds you and yours with the best of health, happiness and all the success that you have ever wished for.
2013 has been a milestone in our lives for many reasons. My wife and I really enjoyed this last year and I will explain that in a moment.
For now, just to say that our year went from shock to accomplishment; let me explain.
As a result of my government sending my a letter with a form to fill out the stated, “ Our records have indicated the you are getting OLD”, near the end of 2012, I turned 65 yrs of age in April and began receiving my ‘old age pension’ along with the ‘Canada pension’ in May of last year.
What was a shock, is that I definitely do not feel that old. I think I literally went into shock for about 6 months after receiving the letter, while I tried to process the inevitable.
So, because of that, I made a decision early in the spring of last year. We would take some time off and take a trip across Canada into Ontario to visit some cousins that I had not seen since I was 5 years old, as well as see some of the country since neither of us had ever been east of Saskatchewan.
What also made this possible was that Celia’s dad had passed away the year before, but before he went, he had sold us his motorhome.
Then I told Celia that if we were going to go to Ontario, I wanted to go all the way to the other side of Canada and see the ‘big water’ on the other side.
As a result, we went across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick into Nova Scotia, as well as over to Prince Edward Island. Then on the way back we stopped in Ottawa and seen the parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal Skateway. (I had only seen pictures of people skating on the Redeau Canal in the Winter time). But we got to see it as we drove across it on the way to the parliament buildings.
The parliament buildings were even more spectacular than I thought, like huge. I would have liked to take a tour through them, but not this time.
The one thing that Celia wanted to see was Niagara Falls. We did go to see them, they are as spectacular as we thought they would be. Also made the trip following the river down to Niagara on the Lake. What a beautiful place. Of course we were there the middle of June when all the flowers and landscaping is done for the summer, so everything was in full bloom.
After Niagara Falls, the number two must see spot was a place my parents often talked about seeing whenever they went east to visit relatives, and that was the African Safari. That was a different experience to say the least.
We were warned about the monkeys before we drove through their enclosure, but I decided that Celia would have difficulty to walk to the tour bus we could have taken, so we drove right through everywhere.
Here you see some of the pics we took with the monkeys climbing all over our RV. The only thing that they took off was one red clearance light cover, which the guards retrieved for us by the time we got to the next gate.
What we funny, was that they not only took the lens cover off the light, but they took the little light bulb out too. Luckily I had an extra in the tool box so we were back on the road without any missing parts.
This was the best trip, and vacation we had ever taken in our lives, especially since I had not taken holidays from work for over fifteen years. A time well deserved.
But one thing I want to add here, as a recap for 2013. I have been working online to build an online business with network marketing, and I do have some residual income coming in.
I had not been on the Internet for more than a few times when we stopped where we could plug in, (I don’t have a generator in the RV) just check email and follow up with some posts on Facebook.
To my surprise, or maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise, when we returned home I found I had more checks in the mail from my online resources and business, than I have had in the past.
The month we were away was my biggest month for income that I had last year, and I wasn’t even doing anything for that time.
Now I call that the power of the Internet and the truth that this business actually works when you set your business up to run on auto-pilot.
And if this ‘old man from Canada’ can do it, anyone can do this as well.
So there you have it, my message for the end of 2013. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2014. We are looking forward to bigger and better things to come in the new year and I know that you will have that as well.
So as we are drawing to a close in 2013 and moving into 2014, I just wanted to say a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours.
Looking forward to working with you to build a residual income for freedom from financial hardship while enjoying life with good health, happiness and success.
Bob and Celia Dorsey