|Santorini Caldera View|
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Another tough week here at the Island pad which involved both hubby and I being out of commission due to unexpected mouth surgeries. I ended up having a partial root canal on Tuesday after having extreme mouth pain all weekend on the tooth that was crowned last September. It turns out the tooth is now dead so they drilled a hole in the top (without removing the crown or damaging it) and did as best they could until my next appointment in 3 weeks time where they will finish it. It takes about 2.5 hours from start to finish if you do it all in one sitting and they are so busy they removed the infection and temporarily filled it with cotton stuffing and cement until my mid-October appointment. $750 out the window. Hubby has had some ongoing mouth issues and had unexpected surgery yesterday - another $670 out the window. He received 10 stitches in his mouth yesterday morning under IV sedation and still managed to have a 45 minute conversation 2 hours later with a potential client who we are trying to get to sign a contract. He took 2 Tylenol 3 immediately after that and stopped working. The things you do in self-employment!
Monday, September 5, 2016
1. Stepdaughter broke up (finally yay!) with boyfriend of 3 years. We could all see it coming but she finally pulled the plug. She is sad and misses us but is otherwise fine. Hubby and I tried to temper our excitement when speaking with her. She has created a whole new life for herself including supporting herself (September 1 payments stopped to her from us) and needed to break that last tie as her boyfriend didn't work and had basically sponged off her for the last year as she was working a part-time job while finishing highschool.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
|Gabriola Island sandstone (image borrowed from http://gulfislandstourism.com/gabriola-island/)|
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Lots of action this week in the living rich household. We traded in hubby's sportscar (found at a garage sale, paid for in cash) and sold my car (also paid in cash) and upgraded to a 2012 model (cash from both vehicles paid for car plus a bit extra). We are now a 2 car family again. Maybe one day we will be a one car family but for now this works. Our truck is for lifestyle, hauling things like kayaks, bottles, furniture and going to spots with buddy. The car will be shared. We rarely have to be two different places at one time but it happens. The car is a four seater so will work to haul family around when they visit or when we go places with Mom. Probable savings? About $1200 per year in insurance and maintenance and less polishing and washing for hubby who is in charge of that in our household.
|Test subject buddy was the first picture taken with new iphone SE|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
If we had to do it over again I would not have ordered GE appliances. It is too hard for repairmen to get parts in Canada. If any of them die we will choose another brand.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
One pot worth of baby potatoes. We planted our container potatoes back in early May. They have now died off, all except one pot. I think we put them in a too hot area and the siding scalded them so they died off a bit early. I know potatoes normally die off when ready but the one that was on our back patio that gets a bit more shade still has green leaves. It was a great experiment and I will grow them again, only next year we will put them in a shadier spot. The tiniest ones are the size of a quarter. The bigger ones could be called fingerlings. This batch will be getting this treatment tonight on the BBQ, perfect for tiny tiny potatoes and a rosemary bush that thinks it is a fir tree:
Teeny tiny potatoes with rosemary from Skinnytaste.com
I am not going to dig up the rest until we are ready to eat them so from here on out we will have tiny potatoes that you pay big money for at the grocery store until mid-September.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
|New to me bookshelf|