Thursday, March 21, 2019

New Platform

I have switched from blogger to Wordpress. All future posts will be at


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

First Day of Spring

Today is officially the first day of Spring.

There is still snow in some places and the Easter Bunny made an early appearance this morning. And just after typing that we had yet to see our first robin, one showed up in the big maple, chirping her heart out. Already the days are longer and the temperatures beginning to rise. I would say that Spring has sprung.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


MY Jane and I were talking about the wonderful leadership recently demonstrated by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Adern. Immediately after the horrific attack on worshipers at two Mosques, she  moved to change the gun laws there. Not only that, she pledged her government to pay the Funeral expenses of all the victims. She wore a hijab to demonstrate unity while joining the survivors of the Christchurch terror attack.
She has vowed to never utter the name of the perpetrator, rather she has encouraged everyone to remember the names of the victims.

This is leadership.

That conversation led us to muse about leadership in the rest of the world and to speculate as to who we now can call “the leader of the free world”. We could not think of anyone deserving of that title.

It’s a sad state of affairs.

Monday, March 18, 2019


Installed some book shelving today @fter taking a spin to Home Depot. Have a co7pke of more shelves to construct tomorrow. The ceiling fan will be switched out with a new fixture and the spare room will be just about done.

All that will be left to do are the window curtains.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dimmer Switch

Today I installed a dimmer switch in the main floor spare room. I also hung a mirror that MY Jane had recently painted. We have a few other things to do in there including the construction of some shelves and adding a few more lights.

I am looking forward to making the shelves; I love woodworking.

We will be switching out the ceiling fan that is presently in there.

We are making progress.

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Today MY Jane and I took a trip to IKEA in Vaughan to look for a small size dresser for the main floor spare room. We found a nice one, all white, and I put it together when we got home.

This room is starting to really take shape. We have a new fixture on order as well as a new window treatment.

We are back to cooler weather today and there have been snow flurries off and on all day.

Looking forward to a quiet evening beside the fireplace,

Friday, March 15, 2019

Fireplace Maintenance

Today we had scheduled fireplace cleaning and maintenance done by Enercare. The technician, Paul, said that the amount of soot on the glass was excessive and shouldn’t be like that.

He went to the trouble of checking the exhaust vent outside, even taking it apart to make sure there was no obstruction. He speculated a bird may have gotten in there and moved the damper a bit.

He got everything cleaned and put back together and the fireplace flame is now clearly visible.