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Beach Day

Day four or is it five?  Honey is losing steam. Her grandma mode is fading and everyday she seems just that much more worn out. I think I can use this to my advantage.   “You know Honey,” I would say, “if we lived on an island thousands of miles away they are less likely […]



There is one real advantage to getting out of bed in what others would consider the middle of the night, the solitude. You are not really alone but at four in the morning you’re pretty damn close.   I personally like it, not the days when I’m getting up to go to work but the […]

This Snow Won't Go

I have to cheat this week, I didn’t get anything new finished. For any new reader’s that may not understand the new name of this blog, it stems from the picture and my ongoing battle with Mother Nature, my one true nemesis in life. The bitch hates me!   November 2012   I am Canadian, […]

Mother's Day Greeting

Today is Mother’s Day. It is the first Mother’s Day in my entire life that I do not have a mother to call and express my gratitude and love to. Yes, I gave flowers to my wife and MIL will be coming to brunch at my home but my mother is gone now.   In […]

Grandma Mode

I have been with my wife, Honey, for the better part of 35 years and I would like to think that I know her pretty well. Oh hell who am I kidding… she’s a woman and I really have no clue. Before she started into menopause she was fairly predictable in a womanly way but […]

My Oral Experience

I know what I said about the pictures but… I lied. This is a long one so you better get a fresh cup of coffee.   Many years back I was diagnosed with some form of gum disease. I was referred to a specialist as my oral condition deteriorated and as a result I made […]

Big Event Planning

IT Genie is my oldest son. He returned four years ago from working out west with little more than the clothes on his back and this website. He moved into my basement until he met Company. In August of last year (2015) the got married… IN MY BACK YARD!!! There was much written about this […]

Below Normal


At work the other day a guy from the Big Box Store came up to me and said, “We have four seasons in this part of the country… Winter, Still Winter, Construction and Almost Winter.” I laughed because as a Canadian I totally understand what he means. It is either winter here or cold enough […]

It Didn't Kill Me

Last year, 2015, was one of those years that I will always look back on and shake my head in wonder. How did I manage to survive? For those of you that don’t know last year was entitled ‘three funerals and a wedding’ and if I were to republish all I wrote you would all […]

Zero Tolerance

The time has come to move onto ‘the family’ and I could not think of a better place to start than with my youngest son. I have also put a separate page on the right sidebar called “About He Went That Way”, on that page are a couple of pieces that give a little more […]