Category Archives: Working Hard

Market Day Post – it’s beginning to look a lot like Yuletide

First wee bit of decorating done, picked up a wonderful fresh evergreen wreath and got it all done up with a few bits and bobs and a wee string of lights….. I’m liking the results. Beautiful evergreen wreaths available from … Continue reading

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In which I ramble on endlessly about many things…

Yes, it’s been two weeks since I sat down and put words into some kind of a cohesive order here. I have about a half a dozen notes here on my desktop about ‘blog posts I should be writing’, or … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

… And a bright and shiny new year full of promise and possibility awakens, (complete with the first proper big fluffy flakes winter wonderland snowfall of the season). Seems like every year we seem all too glad to kick the … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed…

I think the interview this morning went well … but then I’m never *sure* about these things. Despite the familiarity with the questions, I did struggle with at least one key point “Can you give an example of a time … Continue reading

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Market Day…

Our local farmer’s market isn’t the biggest, but it’s a bright vibrant place with great vendors and a nice selection of offerings. Farmer’s Markets are usually the first thing we check out when we’re new to an area, or even … Continue reading

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Thinking about work

Doing the job hunt thing this morning via various online job boards… a weekly/twice weekly thing Every so often I do a troll through my old aviation job haunts – thing is, after 18 months of serious job searching, a … Continue reading

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Once more into the breach….

I applied last November to this same position, but at a different base … Shelburne Base was a 90 minute drive – in good weather, but it was a commute I was willing to make for the position, and I … Continue reading

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Well – there go the vegetables….

An early frost this week has put a quick end to what was left of the vegetables coming in. One ear of corn, there were still 2 doz or so on the stalks not quite ready All the squash and … Continue reading

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Well, that went well ….. not

It’s been a crazy couple months here at Arthcwtch … money is tight, looking for jobs, trying jobs, new toys. I have been remiss in updating, and I know you’re all anxious to hear how things went out on the … Continue reading

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Carnage… and hope springs eternal

Been a busy week, we took a couple days to regroup and mostly we’ve been doing a lot of running around and back and forth – I’ve needed to get out and about, and we have had stuff to sort … Continue reading

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Week three

After all the work of week two, week three has been a bit slow – both getting some rest, and trying to catch up a few other things. We finally got the desperately needed rain – and thus far 5 … Continue reading

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Two weeks down, two weeks to go…

Well two weeks of James’ month long sojourn back to Australia has passed – a lot of work has gotten done, admittedly not nearly as much as I would have liked – or as fast as I’d like. But a … Continue reading

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Getting there…

Yes! Yes it’s more about gardening….. Mostly because until the root stocks are in and the field plowed for seeding there isn’t much else on my mind or my plate these days. Thanks to G* coming over and lending a … Continue reading

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And more on gardening…

Well all the grapes are in – alas any attempt to carry water up the hill was a failure – hoping for rain tonight. I also managed to run 3 of the 6 wires necessary this year – I’ll leave … Continue reading

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Swimming uphill in mollasses…

the week and a half since James left for Australia … has been difficult. The first few days were a flurry of activity trying to cope with the “I miss him” … now it’s just “gah! I miss the help! … Continue reading

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Lets play another round of “Guess That Plant!”

It’s springtime here at Arthcwtch, and, as usual, whenever spring arrives, especially as this is a new home and I’m a complete neophyte when it comes to gardening – there’s lots of stuff in the couple of small beds I … Continue reading

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The MOVE…

Frequently, often, it’s me who updates these posts – but James kept really scrupulous point notes during the disaster that was the 7+ days of actual moving, so I’ll let him tell it in point form… Mon Sept 24 – … Continue reading

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T-minus 9 days

First pod loaded, 55 boxes, 1998.5 lbs, one more pod to load this afternoon, then two more, one tomorrow, and one Thursday, (hopefully) – Friday / Sat / Sunday organizing the garage – two trucks arrive Monday, two blokes showing … Continue reading

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Another round of “Guess That Plant”

So much weeding and cleaning has been happening in the gardens, lawns have been seeded and feeded and all I can do is hope for the best. Last year, between bulbs and yard sale plants and donations, a lot of … Continue reading

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And so … on to the next thing

Ah no rest for the wicked…. with the back splash tiling done in the kitchen (more on that later) it’s on to hardwood flooring in the office and upstairs hallways There are really only a couple big jobs left, the … Continue reading

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Another step in the evolution…

Back in my “State of The Plan® Address” I made a vague reference to possibly resurrecting my career, which could change the direction of everything … depending on what happens. I feel a wee bit more confident in sharing a … Continue reading

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Gotta see a man about a horse…

Ok, really I gotta see about getting back ON my horse I had intended all along to take the month of December ‘off’. Forgoing working on the house for the holidays and company and all that happy stuff. I was … Continue reading

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Lets play another game of ‘Guess That Plant’…

Whist out hunting for our tree, down by the fence line – we have a 15 ft hill of old composted horse manure – which is the most wonderful soil on the whole property, and the moose love it. And … Continue reading

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This taking a break thing is hard work!

Sooooooooooooo…. I’d promised myself I’d take the month of December off of working on the house. I wanted to enjoy the holidays, we have company visiting (my son David is here from Toronto) and I just wanted to relax and … Continue reading

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A brief stop…

November is quickly running away from me …. 2 weeks left to finish the downstairs … so no time to post. We’re taking the month of December off to enjoy holiday visitors – David is coming down for a visit … Continue reading

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