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Those Construction Guys

Remember all that construction that we started in May with the dramatic, tween-like, construction guys… well… where do I start? I’ll just jump into the explanatory rant. This company is an unprofessional joke. We hired and paid Done Wright Contracting… Continue Reading →

Still at it but there are some “done” shots

This whole “get-the-house-ready-for-the-renters-who-will-probably-wreck-it” thing is all consuming. We’ve had some successes and some failures. Firstly, a shot of quick success: the painting of the house, power washing of the siding, the cleaned up garden, and the new mailbox. Yes. We… Continue Reading →

Prep for the Move Across Canada (the saga) Continues

We are entering crunch time for construction and everyone is starting to stress out. There are many late nights of maintenance, tiling, cementing, and painting. I personally shouldn’t be allowed near anything home improvement related (home destruction I can do)…. Continue Reading →

In the Midst of Renovations: The Basement

The Great Move Across Canada doesn’t end with us finding a house in Montreal. It begins the next phase: doing something with the house we have. We can’t sell it… because everyone is selling their house in Calgary as part… Continue Reading →

Hello. I’m still alive.

Ok. So. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. I’m so sorry. I’ve written for many many years and have posted every fews days… even in the midst of chaos. However, this Spring I discovered the… Continue Reading →

Medieval Music, Creepy Santas, and an Abandoned Terminal

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various devices to a space in the cloud. Medieval Music at the Fort This is one of the more interesting things… Continue Reading →

Calgary Climbing Centre

This one get filed into the Calgary birthday party / team event ideas bin. Located in a refurbished airplane hanger by the YYC airport (and next to the Flying Squirrel) we discovered the Climbing Centre via a team bonding event…. Continue Reading →

Five Interesting Things: from Canada

My devices are constantly filling up with photos that I rarely post. Sometimes they’ll end up on Instagram and other times months will go by and I’ll forget that I ever took them. Then one day, I will turn wi-fi… Continue Reading →

Sailing and Okanagan Wine

Fall in Southern Alberta can be rather unpredictable. For example, in September the city sees rain, heat, intense wind, and snow. But, this year the unpredictability is rather off the charts and all the wet weather and bursts of freezing… Continue Reading →

Summer of Chaos: Week 8/9

The next two weeks touch three cities: Los Angeles, Halifax, and Calgary… twice. Food… on the road Once again, here’s some of the week’s rather eclectic food discoveries from the above locations: Green Elephant (Nova Scotia). This is a new-ish… Continue Reading →

Passion for Glass

Normally our weekends are filled with cleaning, grocery shopping, gardening, cooking, trips to the library, dog walking, and guinea pig care/maintenance. However, this weekend we had the opportunity to hang out with some friends and opted to forgo chores to… Continue Reading →

Reflecting with the Dogs

Hollywood is sensory overstimulation… all the time… everywhere. There is constant traffic, constant people, constant bright lights, and information flying at you at rapid speeds. You also need to be diligent and aware of what is happening around you when… Continue Reading →

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