Road trippin’

When evil hits the road Given our HVAC woes this year, our ability to travel has been seriously curtailed. Still, we wanted to have a wee trip to visit friends and see new sites so we are off… Read More

Experimenting: Montreal-style Bagels

Don’t you wish your bagels were hot like mine? I experiment a LOT. I am constantly figuring out if there are better ways of doing things than my current methods. Some of those experiments never come to fruition… Read More

Ain’t no drama like HVAC drama

Hey, do you have any of these pamphlets in English? Maybe with definitions? If there is one thing that I have no clue about, it’s HVAC anything. I have general knowledge about many things and the rest I… Read More

Everything counts in large amounts

(with apologies to Depeche Mode) Figuring out the cost of appliances in yesterday’s post got me thinking. I know some people looked at that post, their eyes glazed over and they thought, “Pfft, $20 difference a month? Who… Read More

You are not crazy for hanging laundry & other electric tales

One of the things I wanted to get better at managing when I wasn’t working was paying attention to the peak electricity cycles. When I was home full time we were both really good at conserving energy but… Read More

A great article on the fallacy of “living your passion”

Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice: If passion is a job requirement, says the writer Miya Tokumitsu, employees have little room to complain about mistreatment at work.

Ikea: Swedish for cheap and awesome

AHOY! Free stuff up ahead Historically, we never ate out much with the kids because it was usually a stressful endeavor where one of us usually had to chase a kid around outside after they had had enough… Read More

The tide is high and I’m moving on

I really should replace all my blog titles with song titles and/or quotes – especially ones from the 80s. I am sure most of them would be fitting! At any rate, it looks like I may be heading… Read More