I tend to read mostly e-books these days but I still can’t resist the allure of a print book – particularly if I am at an independent bookstore. I have a rule there – I must buy a minimum of three books to support the business! I confess that the books do pile up on… Continue reading I fear this will be me . . .
One of the things we have discovered about this area is that there is always something going on . . . In fact, sometimes there is TOO much going on and one must make choices. Today started at Mission Creek Regional Park for the Kikinee Festival. Kikinee AKA Kokanee are a type of salmon but… Continue reading Salmon, art, pizza and pie
I’ve spent a lot of time on hold over the past few months what with selling and moving across the country . . . anyone else feel like this is reality?
We’ve been home for just over a week and the McDougall Creek fire is still burning out of control. The two fires it spawned across the lake are considered ‘held’ and everyone has returned to their homes (unless they were the ten homes that were destroyed by the inferno). On this side of the lake… Continue reading Still here, fire is still burning
We were in Toronto last week for ETFO’s 25th anniversary celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues. When I retired during COVID I didn’t really have an opportunity to say proper goodbyes. Last week I did. Oddly one of the questions that everyone asked was ‘are you impacted by the fires’.… Continue reading The McDougall Creek wildfire
Mom used to say that being raised during the depression taught her to never waste food (she was born in 1940. LOL) That frugality was passed on to me. I HATE throwing food away. In order to avoid wasting food we are working hard at getting the food in the pantry/freezer/refrigerator used up before we… Continue reading Food
Well, that’s done. The last 10 days have been interesting. The buyers have completely drained my reservoir of kindness and flexibility with their stupid requests. Would we compensate them for the fact they will need to replace the AC and furnace at some point in the future? NO Would we paint the garage door a… Continue reading Sold
There is a Starbucks with a drive through window not far from our house. I usually motor through once a day for a mid-morning treat. Like so many food related businesses they are having a terrible time retaining staff. Lately they have started asking for my name when I order. This has never happened at… Continue reading Starbucks name adventures
The house hit the market on Wednesday. We moved the cats and ourselves to a hotel Wednesday. It seemed to be the easiest way to handle that first rush of showings and open houses. Keeping the house in ‘showing condition’ and keeping evidence of the cats out of the house was going to be too… Continue reading For sale
Today we recognize the struggle, determination, and victories of generations of women and girls as they fight for a more equal world. Today we stand together. Now we need to work on the other 364 days . . . When women lead amazing things happen. Happy International Women’s Day.