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Friday, September 5, 2008

A $31,000, price slash – hold it. Something’s Happening…

….make that a $41,000 price cut and still no takers. Lots of cars stop and either the passenger or the driver get out and pick up a leaflet from the holder attached to the ‘For Sale ‘sign on the house across the road from us (see a previous post.) Some people read the leaflet, look at the size of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

‘But how will you know if I’ve died?’

I don’t know acquaintance’s surnames. Is it just me; am I a cold, uncaring person? Hell, it takes me all my time to remember my own name. It’s even more difficult in this part of Canada, as husband and wife, if born in Quebec, keep their own names. Life is difficult enough without that added twist.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

“Crashed? You’ve crashed your computer again?”

Ell accused me in that tone of voice that only suffering husbands know. “I did not crash the stupid thing; it decided of its own volition to go bye byes.” “That is the second time this year….” “No!’ I interrupted. “It is the second major crash in 12 months. You know damn fine that it crashes and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Would you pay $330,000 for an 82 feet x 28 foot Lot?

Ell says she would pay it in an instant, but then she/we are biased. The ‘for sale’ house is immediately in front of our home. At the moment, we have a clear view of the river all the way across to the main channel to the east of the ‘for sale’ house. The home further east is being rented by an... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Internet Auction Farce 1

The event was an auction that we had no intention of attending, even although it was literally around the corner from our home. Not only were the items way, way, out of our league, but there was also going to be a buyers’ premium of 10%. Simply put, it meant that a customer, who successfully bid... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What Killed Them?

Was it their time to go? Was the room a vast gas chamber to them? It certainly wasn’t a shortage of water – not in a bathroom. If Mother Nature hadn’t been so pressing, I would have vacuumed up the insect corpses that littered the floor, before sitting on the throne. Perhaps they only lived for a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Final Anomaly

Craig McNaughton checked his battery powered GPS receiver again, and struck his single sail. He was as near as made no difference to 46° 14' south: 173° 3' west. His decision to face his end here had been a no-brainer; logic demanded it. Craig smiled as he corrected that thought – according to his... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wet Butts and Camouflaged Cars?

It is raining here like there will be no tomorrow; straight down and heavy. The rain has been forecast for three days, and boy oh boy have I been looking forward to it as a reprieve from labouring in the garden. Not only that, I can sit in front of the computer and pretend that I’m a writer, without... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Butter-Side Up?

Sira and Pat_B’s laughter at the post about my granddaughter, reminded me of an incident that happened last year. It was one of those things that I made a mental note of and filed it away under ‘must post this or use it somewhere before I forget completely,’ then forgot...or did I? My granddaughter... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Black Fly Munchies?

The world, or at least my part of it, is disappearing under clouds of black flies, millions and zillions of them. (please note:- I realise I have this reputation for exaggerating, or as I like to call it, embellishing, but this time I am telling the truth as sure as I’m sitting here spitting out... Sign in to see full entry.

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