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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Down time…

Taking today off, and probably tomorrow as well… It’s been an emotional week. The whole business really from the beginning has been an emotional roller coaster and now we’re on our way down the final really BIG hill. We’ll reach … 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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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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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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Yes, we really are working on the house..

I haven’t posted a ‘work in progress’ post in ages. I kinda had the knees kicked out from under me by depression after the holidays and have had a hard time getting moving again. But it has to be done. … 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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Happy New Year, otherwise known as the “State of The Plan® Address”

There’s a few posts …. mostly cooking and menus and baking successes of the holidays I really must post. One thing about Yuletide and New Years, I tend to be so caught up in the kitchen – that I don’t … Continue reading

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