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Is That Underwear Or Shorts?

This morning our 16 year-old Brazilian exchange student decided she would dress a little more like a Brazilian than an Eskimo and traded in her warm and comfy sweats for some short shorts to wear around the house.  Kenyan, yes … Continue reading

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Son, Waste Not Want Not

View image | gettyimages.com We had rolls with our dinner yesterday.  While buttering them, I noticed that the butter was just about out. Just about.  It was enough to butter everyone’s bread. 6 year-old Kenyan, a bread lover like his … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Job Is Never Over

After tucking the boys in after an evening of  trick-or-treating for Halloween, I walked around picking up costume items strewn about the house.  It was tiring work.  A mask here, pants there, candies, items of clothing on the stairs…After walking … Continue reading

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Protected: Don’t Worry Honey, Everything Cool.

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Landscaping With Great Neighbors

Yesterday Amie and I spent 8 hours working on our latest major project.  Landscaping.  So far, it’s making our basement reno seem like a cake walk.  We are working on the first phase which is widening our driveway by adding … Continue reading

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So, You Still Want To Build? Final Episode

It’s been nine months now since we have been living in our newly built home.  During that time, we have installed shelves in our garage, re-painted, spent a fortune on window coverings and completed the basement, adding two bedrooms, a … Continue reading

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Whose Room Is It Anyway?

With the basement project all but completed, our house now boasts five bedrooms instead of three.  (Three up and two down).  This was the main reason we bought it as our family needed the space.  We have also completed the … Continue reading

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Our Kijiji Experience and Smiling Pedro

Some people are leery about using the buy and sell site, Kijiji.  I am not.  Or should I say we are not.  Amie and I use the site with reckless abandon and until our last encounter, happy to brag about … Continue reading

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That Darn Basement!

Amie and I have lost our DIY mojo.  At least as far as the basement project is concerned.  We did do what we set out to do but in the end, we limped over the finish line.  We didn’t go … Continue reading

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Just Another One Of Those Weekend.

I have another weekend story.  This time at least it’s not the entire weekend, just Sunday.  Everything was going great, well not so great as Amie and I were spending most of the day down in the basement doing some … Continue reading

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