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Time to Clean Up the Garage

There are a few things that I have left to do before winter and one of them would be cleaning out the garage.  We had a bit of an incident this year where a fire hydrant broke and shot water up into the air on the street.  Unfortunately for us it shot it out towards …

Learning Something New Every Day

I have always been a big fan of learning.  As a child I would spend hours reading books, both fictional and non-fictional, to exercise my brain each and every day.  This love of learning was instilled in me from an early age from my grandmother, and my thirst for knowledge continues to this day. In …

Booking my Next Hotel Stay

Going away can be expensive if you plan everything at the last minute.  I know that I learned that lesson the hard way a couple of years ago, and since then I have made sure to plan everything in advance.  I am not so bad that I schedule my exact itinerary or anything crazy like …

Finding the Best Deals for Black Friday

When it comes to shopping online, I like to save as much money as possible.  Yes, I am thrifty and with Black Friday around the corner, I am looking forward to buying some cool gadgets and tech toys for myself.  It is the one time of the year that you can get those things that …

Replaced my Computer Monitor

For the last five years or so, I have been using a 24” Acer LCD monitor that I bought at a garage sale for $20.  It was a great find at a time when I didn’t have a lot of extra money, and I was lucky that it lasted as long as it did.  But …

Learning the Elixir Programming Language

As many of you know, I have a background in Computer Science.  I studied programming in my college days nearly twenty years ago and a lot has changed since then.  In order to keep up with new programming languages, I have made a point of taking the time to learn new languages and frameworks over …

Working as a Career Counsellor

For the last few years I have had the opportunity to work with kids at our local high school in the counseling department.  My role there has been a career counsellor and I have helped to facilitate discussions with students that are trying to figure out what they want to do after high school.  Their …

One Last Window to Replace

Over the course of the last couple of years, my parents have been working on replacing their old windows with new ones.  They live in a part of the country known for cold winters, and they have seen some real reductions in their heating bills since they started putting in replacement Milgard Triple Glass Windows …

Saved by a Kind Mechanic

Spontaneous road trips are one of my favorite things to do in life.  It all started back in college when a couple of buddies and I drove across the country over the course of a week.  I had never felt so alive, and since that moment, I have made time to hop in my car …

Business Auction Today

When it comes to running local businesses here, the biggest challenge is the social environment of this town.  We live in a community that is defined by whether or not you are in the “in” group or not.  If you are socially accepted, residents will shop in your store and support your business.  But if …