This is what you get when I don’t get my nightly bath

I’m tired. I’d like to thank Nova Scotia Power for the crappy night’s sleep. I came home late Sunday night, looking forward to a clean bath! the smell of Dove! a fresh face! But driving into the community, it began to dawn on me that it was dark. Really dark. As if there was no…

Things I sure can say no to…

Since I did a post on things I can’t say no to earlier this week, I thought I’d offer up a list of things I sure can say no to.  And there are lots of them. liver and onions liver (like onions though) hot weather mathematics outside the scope of a) shopping b) money c)…

Ways to keep your cool when it’s 40 degrees

Anyone who knows me knows I detest heat.  For some reason, I lack the ability to cool down efficiently.  I’m kind of like a car without a cooling system; I overheat when it’s hot.  (Even when I’m not doing much other than sitting there, running.) It’s been about 40 degrees this week if you factor…

Life in the pit: constructing an outdoor fireplace

Yesterday the outdoor thermometer read 40 degrees.  That’s right.  Forty freakin’ degrees Celsius.  It’s not the official temperature du jour according to Environment Canada, but that was the temperature in the sun. Another look at the calendar!  Yup, only May.  I thought maybe I missed a couple of months in some Rip Van Winkle fiasco….