Archive for the 'domesticity' Category

More Boxes! More Boxes!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Just when I think I have enough, I discover more that needs to be packed (or purged — a major dump trip is looming again in our future!). It’s less than a week now until we move houses. Eep!

Moving Annoyance

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Spent some time today online and on the phone, switching services for our move and we hit a surprising snag. We’re only moving 4 kilometres by road and yet Bell Canada claims that we can’t retain our old phone number as the new house is in a different switching centre area. WTH?
Am not amused but […]

Good News (2) and Bad News (1)

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Good News the first: We are all healthy and were productive today. Kids were back in school and grown-ups got things done. Like purging broken or outgrown toys from youngest’s room and scoping out dining room sets.
Good News the second: My office will get shelves early next week!
Bad News the only: Art the campus carpenter […]

Purging Continues

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Both at the office and at home, this week is full speed ahead in the purge and pack marathon. I should be completely moved at the office by the end of the week. After recycling enough offprints and old notes to fill a blue bin standing chest-height, I have more papers to purge tomorrow as […]

Purging, Too

Friday, June 8th, 2007

We tried out a new service today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and it was a fantastic way to rid our basement of some unwieldy pieces that weren’t going to make the move. I heartily recommend it if you’ve got oversized items that aren’t worth the cost of renting a cube van to haul out for disposal (these were […]


Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Three straight days of high humidity have rendered this house and blogger into a moist mass of misery. Can we have a little respite and soon, please?

More Purging

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Two giant garbage bags full of clothes for donation (there’s a pick-up in our neighbourhood on Tuesday). One blue box full of unwanted childhood art and memorabilia. Bit by bit, we’re clearing out stuff we don’t need so that the move in July won’t be so painful.
Okay, I know it will still be painful. But […]


Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Sorry for the blog silence, but real life has kept us hopping, here at the Abode. Or what will soon be the ex-abode as we’ve sold our house and bought a new house with a move-in date for mid-summer. All the above was accomplished within four days and our heads are still a-whirl. Let […]

Snow Fair!

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

There is something disheartening about getting a nasty snowfall in the middle of April. Especially when, even in your weather-savvy town, you witness three accidents during your morning drive (the scariest of which was someone who’d wiped out going down the same hill I was and ended with their minivan embedded into the schoolyard fence).

Some Whine with That?

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Today’s been one of those days: came home from running errands and pretty much nothing’s been right since.
Colour printer cartridges no longer can be bought by themselves but must be bought bundled with a black cartridge. I knew the number of the colour cartridge I needed, not the black cartridge that I didn’t and guessed […]