One of the facts of my life is that I still live with a school-year mentality. Working at a university does that to you. Life centres around the 12 week semester, followed by two weeks of exams, and somewhere between 1-3 weeks of in-between time where we wrap up the semester that was and prepare… Continue reading Randoms – #3
Like many people, I’m interested in lots of different things. It makes my reading of online news and newspapers quite diverse. In one moment I’m into a comprehensive piece about Brexit and in the next, a recipe on summer ratatouille (make it, it’s delicious!). On social media channels and through podcasts, I’m not surprised by the… Continue reading Randoms – #2
Over the course of a week I come across some random stuff – articles online, images or ideas through social media, something I heard on a podcast, that I just want to share…in one place. And so this new little feature is born! I don’t know how often I’ll post Randoms…likely randomly…just to keep things… Continue reading Randoms – #1
I choose a #oneword for the 2018. PROGRESS. As I reflect on the month that was February, I’m reminding myself that there was definitely progress…with a ways still to go. It felt like we took one step forward and two steps back at times…but overall I know we’re doing just fine. Here’s a short recap… Continue reading February in Review
Happy New Year. I hope whatever you did to celebrate the end of 2017 and start of 2018 was fantastic! The last 8 weeks have flown by! It’s been hard to keep up with what we’re doing…because we’re living in just a little bit of chaos right now + end of semester + Christmas +… Continue reading Reno Diaries: December and January Progress
Once the hole in our yard was dug, we had high hopes that it would soon be filled with footings, and then foundation walls! Basically, we were hoping for progress. But alas, it was not to be. The project timeline really starts from the ‘set foundation’ point. So the approximate 6 months to completion timeline… Continue reading Reno Diaries: Rubble Walls and Potato Rocks
….and we have a walk out basement. For now. Basically, nothing is exactly permanent at the moment. It was wonderful to arrive home from work earlier this week and see that our project is really under way! And by underway I mean we gave our neighbours their driveway back (it’s actually new and improved) AND… Continue reading Reno Diaries: our neighbours have their driveway back – for now.