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Shopping for a New Car

For the last seven years I have been driving the a Honda Civic.  It was the first brand-new car that I ever bought and have loved it since day one.  The trick to finding the right car for me was to do a lot of research, read reviews, and find out the exact fuel consumption …

Helping my Niece with her Homework

For years I had dreamed of being an uncle.  That may sound weird, but there were a couple uncles that were very involved in my life growing up and they were positive influences that helped shape who I am.  Thanks to their influence, I wanted to be a good uncle to my nieces and nephews …

Looking Forward to a Perfect Summer

Summer is my favorite season of the year and I enjoy spending my days out on a boat fishing.  At least that is what I see in my head when I close my eyes.  A warm summer day out on the water is really what I would call heaven on Earth. The last couple of …

Starting a Condo Renovation Project

The theme of this year is getting small tasks (or “projects” done).  I have a list of things that I put together at the start of the year and I am working down the list as quickly as possible.  My jobs are prioritized based on their importance (for example, painting my home is further down …

An Early Melt

Winter used to be my favorite season of the year.  I love snow on the ground, the relief from allergies the time of year provides and just how quiet things get when the temperature is below freezing.  As a child I spent a lot of my time outside playing in the snow, and winter for …

An Open House Day

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed going to open houses.  For me, it is an opportunity to see many home designs and get a feel for the good and the bad as it comes to houses.  Each and every one of them brings some good and bad things to the table, …

An Afternoon of Baking

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to be in the kitchen.  I find it truly amazing that you can take a bunch of ingredients that don’t taste exceptional on their own to create something that is delicious, and I have spent hours in the kitchen experimenting with new creations.  I know …

Finished my Only Renovation this Year

Last year was a whirlwind for me when it came to renovations.  It seemed like every free moment I had was spent renovating my home or helping others get their renovations done.  During the many renovations that were done, I picked up a lot of skills that I will be able to use moving forward …

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 …

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 …