Archive for the 'domesticity' Category

Taking the Good

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I got some rather lovely news at work this week. This is great because otherwise I’ve been:

nursing a nasty cold that involves constant post-nasal drip
dealing with new snow and old snow (courtesy of Canada Post deciding to shovel it from in front of the mailbox to in front of our driveway — breaking by-laws merrily […]

World of Weird

Monday, January 28th, 2008

We got our gas bill on Friday after not getting our gas bill for three months.
Turned out that somehow they’d changed the address on our gas bill to an address at which we’d never lived. Somehow the latest bill got to us despite that problem. Thank goodness because, eep! No gas? In cold Northern Canada? […]

Three Cheers for Technology

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Thanks to the wonders of videoconferencing, I’m able to participate in an interesting scholarly conference next summer in the UK, The Metropolis on Trial, that I’d otherwise have to give a miss. Extra bonus points for the opportunity evolving out of a previous post in this blog.

So NOT Fixed

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Repairperson came to fix washing machine. Left after explaining to me it was just a sensor glitch that could be fixed by running the machine on empty with a mix of bleach and dishwasher detergent to clear the machine out.
Ran machine for twenty minutes. Error code reappeared. Rebooted machine, repeated. And once more with feeling.
Phoned […]

Furlough’s End

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

While others enjoyed Thankgiving, it was a normal week’s end here at the Abode. I put aside my grading duties for the past four days to

take care of some medical issues in the family
play an evening of Everquest
shop for housewares (we have new dinner plates and wine glasses!)
spiffy up the abode
host some friends and their […]

Let There Be Penguins

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Youngest’s room is finally complete! Today I put up the wallpaper border to complete the decor: emperor penguins from the Penguin Place.
Thanks go to eldest for assisting with the wallpaper application. She’s in good shape for assisting on her own room’s decoration just as soon as she settles on the border of her choice.

Settling In

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

It’s been over a month that we’ve been moved in and, finally, here are some pictures of the new abode with our stuff and pets and people and all of that. There’s a bit of a garden growing in the front, a bunch of books filling up the shelves and a few dogs getting […]

New Abode

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

We were all moved in around ten p.m. last night. What a crazy, crazy, crazy day! Too small a moving truck (all their larger ones were out on long-distance moves) and a late closing meant we didn’t get the partial load into the house until almost four p.m. But we’re here and we even have […]

Running on Empty

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

There are only a few things to pack. The house echoes in the strangest places! The movers arrive tomorrow morning. We hope to get the key for the new place sometime after 11:30 and be moving into the new place shortly thereafter.
There will likely be no new blog posts for a while as I wait […]

A Bearable Lightness

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Second trip to the dump in two days. Old paint (some cans from when we moved into the house) disposed of at the hazardous waste site. Seven bags of stuff donated. Many trips to the recycling centre.
We’re down to the wire in moving and the more I look around, the more I’m tired of all […]