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Getting Ready for the Trade War

“What a terrible week!” We say this often to ourselves, but it’s always a surprise how much worse things can get. On Thursday, even though Devon went to help us vote for the NDP, Ontario elected an unethical kleptocrat who literally steals from widows and orphans. “Did the bad man …

Moose Fire Pit

The fire pit Devon and I scavenged from the side of the road was good while it lasted, but it only lasted one year. So this spring we splurged on a fancy moose fire pit and this week was the first week nice enough to try it out. The verdict: …

Spring, finally

The last weeks of winter wore us down. Just when we thought we made it through, we all came down with tummy flu, colds, and other ailments. But we’re glad spring is finally here. Devon and I got to clean up the neighbourhood on our walks, the weather is nice …

Shark Attack! Send Help!

Devon has turned his new big-boy bed into a ship. He’s the captain (and a pirate) and fights sharks on the open …

RESP 2017 Update

Despite being a pretty terrible year, 2017 did have one bright spot: stock markets around the world rallied far more than anyone …

Cat House

It took team work, planning, and perseverence but we did it: we built a cat house for Gigi. This summer I scavenged …

Fire Starter

Devon was so helpful last time we made backyard marshmallows that this time we mostly let him run the fire pit by …

Catnapping

As it turns out, Jasper was not a stray kitty despite looking all mangy and scrawny when he showed up on our …

Jasper

Devon named the stray cat Jasper. In the morning, we take him outside to smell the flowers. “I love you kitty,” Devon …

Found Cat

We were still unpacking our bags last night when a stray kitty came up to say “hello.” He followed us around like …