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News, changes, woah….

So, I was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes last Thursday … 1. this wasn’t particularly a shocking development to either myself or my husband (who was with me) why no surprise? because I’ve been overweight for probably nigh on 40 yrs, … 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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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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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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Guess you’ll be seeing more of me here

So the last couple years my blogging – either here or on my mirror sites at Dreamwidth and Livejournal have been pretty sporadic, and my reading over there almost nil. This was in part thanks to the arrival of Facebook … Continue reading

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Science.

Trying to break down some complicates science concepts into easily understood and digestible reading using everyday examples and analogies: DNA – they’re building blocks, just like LEGO. A 4 dot square brick is a 4 dot square brick whether you … Continue reading

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Falling down the rabbit holes….

Every so often, being the kinda girl who finds everything fascinating, and always wanting to be well educated on subjects that do catch my interest….. sometimes I fall down these little rabbit holes in the internet. Following warren tunnel after … Continue reading

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The next new thing…

Oh throughout all the ideas and moments and “things, I’d like to do” throughout ‘The Plan ®’ there are links between them, a natural evolution and as much at times like I feel like I’m drifting and not sure what … 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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On a highly unrelated topic…

Most of the time this blog is about our chosen lifestyle – about figuring out rural life, fixing the house, baking the bread, planting the strawberries. But today, rather than talk about lifestyle, I’m going to talk about my life. … Continue reading

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Generating income

The past six+ months since James and I moved here have been kind of .. well a bit of limbo. For two years we’d been so focused on getting the house ready to sell and then getting it sold and … 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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Anyone who tells you sustainable living is ‘Cheap’ – lies.. well kind of.

A very good article picking the GAPING holes in the BBC’s article on eating healthy for £1 a day. I’ve seen a lot of these articles over the years… and non of them hold water, they simply continue to perpetrate … 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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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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T-minus 16 days

Well 16 days till we have to pack the truck and actually start the moving process. We have the utilities mostly set up, phone and power, we’ll order heating oil when we get there. James is working on getting the … 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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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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The forth coming trip….

Originally when we first started out with this plan, my intention was that we would spend a week+ touring around Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick looking for a house. However, once my spread sheets of ‘possible properties’ … Continue reading

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May you live in interesting times…..

Well the contract we had on the house was getting more and more interesting, there were questions about whether or not they’d have the finances to close, but weren’t willing to sign a schedule of conditional on finance. Their bank … Continue reading

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*sniff*

I’ve just watched the truck haul away 1200 lbs of furniture, books, dishes, clothes and stuffed toys that are the total of my daughter’s life up till now. Fortunately I have a week to try and steel myself for that … Continue reading

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Back to the ol’ drawing board….

Our trip over to Nova Scotia was perfectly wonderful many ways. We had the most delightful host, a lovely lady with newfs …. just so we wouldn’t be missing our daily dose of slobber. She was delightful – and most … Continue reading

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Still up in the air…

Like 99% of all home deals, there’s always a fly in the ointment somewhere. The home inspection on Tuesday turned up a few issues. Nothing I’m overly worried about, but as the buyers are in Ontario and have only the … Continue reading

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We’re MOVING!

Yes, after 6 weeks on the market we have a solid offer on the house. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing on Friday and back and forth and sweating and $500 here, $1000 there…. but we have a … Continue reading

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One of those exciting days…

There are moments in The Plan®, that are almost epiphany like. The moments seem sudden, but they’re usually a culmination of little tiny bits and pieces that finally suddenly fit together and then OMG! another corner of the puzzle that … Continue reading

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