There are days that this is such an appropriate metaphor for adulting. Life seems like this – minutes of physical exertion to climb and seconds of unabashed fun. Repeat.

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My grandfather’s stories

My mother’s father, my grandpa Turney, was one of those people best described as a character. He led a long and colourful life, dying just after his 100th birthday. Born in England in the late 1880s, his family emigrated to Canada. Before he left England he was almost killed by Queen Victoria’s carriage when he… Continue reading My grandfather’s stories

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Who are you calling stubborn?

This pic makes the rounds of social media every now and then. It NEVER fails to make me laugh. As a male, I can say that this is a true depiction of ‘maleness’. I’m not proud of this. We can’t fight it though.

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Busy, busy, busy

After meeting with Jennifer last week I set upon working on my long list of pre-listing tasks. A new dishwasher and refrigerator will be arriving in early February and installed. I ordered online using Jennfier’s corporate discount and saved about $800. Oddly, even though we won’t be using these appliances for very long at all,… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy


We all have petty annoyances in life. Right? Well, perhaps you don’t. I SURE do. Emphasis being on the word ‘petty’. I hate, hate, hate it when the drive through person at Starbucks asks for my name to put on the cup. It happens so rarely that they must not really need it. But when… Continue reading Bred

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Happy New Year

I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions. Not because I am perfection personified with nothing to improve. Good Lord, not that! In fact, there is a lengthy list of improvements required. Were I a car the check engine light would be on and all sorts of warning lights would be flashing. Rather, I am… Continue reading Happy New Year

November . . .

This is a pretty accurate depiction of our conversations every day this week. 🙂