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A moment to breath and contemplate…

Sooooooooo the last you heard from me I was planning a series of baking attempts and posts as I was working for an application to the Great Canadian Baking Show…. Then I worked 21 days straight, and even after that … Continue reading

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Another long overdue update

I admit, I’ve been bad about posting regularly this last year. It’s been busy and hectic and whole months slip by unnoticed. I took on a second part time job, because finances. The less said about that the better. The … Continue reading

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Health – Home and Finanacial and Personal

Woah….. six months since I last posted?? How insane is that? Ok, it’s been a busy six months. Getting my feet back under me after the whole health thing in April…. good news is that at my 3 month check … 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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Enter a bit of harsh reality….

We’re really good at making plans. James, myself, no one is better at researching and learning and gathering together source information and putting together a plan. We are, less adept, at putting a plan into action. That kind of makes … 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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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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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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He’s home….

Much craziness the last couple days trying to finish everything before he got back, which I didn’t – but the tomatoes got planted, the kitchen is largely cleaner, coconut cake got made (despite a couple failures at the icing – … 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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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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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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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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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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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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