Trying out recipes – Part 1 – Breakfast casserole

I’m so excited! My kids and grandkids are coming for a visit in a couple weeks to the cabin on the lake. I have limited means of cooking here, a grill, an electric skillet, and a microwave/convection oven, so it’s always a challenge to find a way to prepare a meal that is both appetizing […]


Staining the exterior of my house

Today I decided to tackle the dreaded task of staining the exterior of my house. The exterior of my house is wood, so I had to pickup some wood stain of the same colour. Before you purchase any stain, be sure it will work on whatever material your house is made from. Before I began […]


Toronto’s Forest Hill – Driving Tour

The Forest Hill neighbourhood as seen today in Toronto, comes from a deep history starting back in 1860. The first residence built in the Forest Hill area was located on top of the hill within the forest, however while the hill still exists today, the forest does not. The houses offered here in Forest Hill […]


The New Divorce

Tina and Alison were out for ‘girls night out’.  It was Friday night, and Tina needed to relax after a hard week’s work.  Luckily, both Tina and Alison had significant others at home that could stay with their children.  The night was still young as they sipped on their second margaritas.  The bar was relatively […]


Replacing your toilet’s water valve

I am no plumber, and I know my limitations.  This was a project that I was pretty sure I could do.  The valve failed, after 30 years, it was stuck in an ‘off’ position, and my toilet was getting no water flow into the tank.   I tend to treat projects like this like a recipe, […]

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