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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 …

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 …

Weird Day at the Gym

For the last six months I have been going to the gym five days per week.  Initially I went on a dare from a friend, but once I made it through the first couple of weeks, I feel in love with working out. It has become a big part of my life. I usually go …