Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

Letting someone else do the cooking… and the brewing.

Since we moved to Nova Scotia, James and I haven’t been doing a lot of dining out. We used to go out for dinner quite regularly – as in a weekly date night. However, truth be told it got to … Continue reading

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A state of The Plan® address..

I know I know.. I already did a ‘Polar Bear Season’ post, and a ‘New Year’s’ post another navel gazing post is just too much! Too bad. Gonna do it anyway. I was trying to explain to someone recently how … Continue reading

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… and

Ooooooooooo and I almost forgot… There’s a shiny new website… Arthcwtch is home, right now it’s the hub of all our various activities, as it grows we’ll add friends and neighbours and interesting things in. (and I’m terribly proud of … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season the 2014 Edition.

Well life continues on here…. fall has arrived, as usual I’m moody and melancholy, but not in a bad way, just in a grey fall being reflective way. Yep, it’s Polar Bear Season again. Usually major life changes, switches in … 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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On dogs and kids and being kind…..

Some days I wonder… For years I advocated for, and practiced myself a kinder more respectful philosophy of child rearing. Because it just logically made sense. I didn’t need science and psychologists to tell me that punishment a learning tool … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season – Episode ?? Or, It’s always an uphill slog…

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of our arrival here in Arthcwtch. Honestly I expected we’d be further along at this point. We really haven’t gotten much of much done in a year. It’s been a struggle, and harder than … 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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The only constant is death and taxes

Life is constantly changing and evolving…. little tiny bits every day, and sometimes you get a bigger curve ball thrown at you. Did I think that this is where we’d be a year down the road at this time last … Continue reading

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Good news – Bad news … but mostly good

So… he’s been home and I’ve been slow updating .. Not the reasons one would think… But yes, its a level of distractedness. Lots going on the last two weeks… sorting out the tilling problem took a level of research … 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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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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Resilence

We met yesterday with the trainer. He seemed ok, I like him, but we didn’t really hit it off well – seemed sometimes like he wanted to spend more time talking – then listening to what I saw/know/history – but … Continue reading

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Alive and well…… mostly

It’s been 7 months since my last post *gasp* What’s actually been happening? The move itself was a nightmare, an entire week of one unbelievable disaster after another, and the kindness of friends and strangers that saved our bacon. It … 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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T-minus 10 days

“Dear, I think we’re gonna need a bigger truck” Ok, not a bigger truck, uhaul doesn’t have anything bigger than 26′ … we’re gonna need a second truck. So now we’ve got 3 4 pods (2000# @), 26′ truck – … Continue reading

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More .. stuff

The house has passed it’s structural inspection, there are some relatively minor issues that will need dealing with but nothing dramatic The water test came back a bit dodgy but that’s not to be unexpected with a dug well and … Continue reading

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We have a HOME!

Offer was accepted as presented – $90,000, conditional only on a structural inspection – they’re actually gonna leave a few things behind we didn’t ask for, but can always use – like the washer / dryer, and 2 bedroom suites … Continue reading

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And the winner is….

It was a very tight two horse race in the end… Initially we emailed our agent that we wanted to pursue an offer on the Tidd’s Lane property. The house was done – move in ready, James really like the … Continue reading

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He’s home

Another 5 day house hunting trip, this time James went on his own… because I trust his judgment and taste, because we’ve talked about this enough and know each other well enough that we each know what the other wants, … Continue reading

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