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Money laundering with my grandson
Sunday, June 28, 2020      8 comments

Well my grandson just turned 5 a few weeks ago. A perfect age to experience and learn about money laundering. The two of us play a tablet game called "Hay Day". I'm a higher level experienced farmer. He is just starting, but he really likes... Read more
9A2 - and things are OK again
Monday, May 11, 2020      4 comments

A few months ago I messed up the programmable thermostat. Been setting the temperature manually, turning it down before going to bed, turning it up in the morning ... and I lost the manual. So I call my heating guy, Matt. He tells me I've g... Read more
Another instalment of what my foreign wife says ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      9 comments

I've said this before, but for those of you who didn't read my older blogs, ... I'm Canadian. My wife and I live in Canada. My wife is German, just German and she's lived for more than 30 years with "landed immigrant" status. Anyway, what i... Read more
It was 440 million years old ... and I lost it
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      11 comments

It was about 440 million years old, I lost it in my house. So I bought another one, and misplaced it too. Really bugged me. It made it on the planet for that long, and in a few months this modern day homo-sapiens lost them. You might wonder... Read more
Should have asked you to write a prescription
Saturday, February 22, 2020      7 comments

My wife and I were watching a Dr. Phil episode with couple whose husband is a serial liar. Before we got married my wife learned I was a doctor. Today, 33 years later she says, that she should have asked me to write her a prescription a lo... Read more
Things a friend can say and get away with
Friday, December 27, 2019      7 comments

When we are with our friend Carol I try to have my notepad at the ready. Some of the things that she says ... So she was discussing a medication my wife is on for a heart problem, the drug is metoprolol. What does Carol reply with ... ... Read more
Most versatile cooking ingredient
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      9 comments

I just heard about this joke about someone who was trying to bake better cookies. They were told that cookies taste better when they are made from scratch. That is true for a lot of things. So this person when to the grocery store and ... Read more
Painting by numbers
Thursday, November 07, 2019      5 comments

Another episode of things that come out of my wife's mouth ... and keep in mind that English is her third language ... who knows what she could say in French or German. So yesterday, about our friend Carol, she says to me: "Our friend ... Read more
I love her, for two reasons
Sunday, August 11, 2019      7 comments

I was moving some heavy concrete walking blocks, 2 feet by 3 feet, and sweating a lot. I was working with my wife on repositioning them. She told me where, and I put them there. I said that if I had an anti-gravity machine this would be a l... Read more
Mocked by an egg timer!
Friday, August 02, 2019      3 comments

I bought an electronic egg in Germany. You put it in the boiling water with the eggs and it plays a little melody. It plays a well known German tune, each of which is related to how hard boiled the eggs are. If it were an English version of... Read more
Punctuation pickiness
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      7 comments

My last blog was titled by a quote from Shakespeare: " it's Well That Ends Well " What has bugged me for a long time, and now that I'm 60 years old I think I've finally got it right for the rest of my life ... It is when to use " its... Read more
it's Well That Ends Well
Saturday, July 20, 2019      3 comments

So what bugs me about my wife, is that her third language is English. My first language is English. Yet she can be whittier in English than I am. Our well was at the end of its days, both pump wise, and in terms of the pipe "pipe-wise". We ... Read more
Doesn't everyone think like I do? My dishes, and eternity ...
Friday, July 12, 2019      6 comments

Doesn't everyone think like I do? I chipped a dish the other day. I wanted to throw it out, but my wife wanted to keep it, just in case we still needed it. So I put it at the bottom of the stack. I'll use all the other ones first before tha... Read more
Squirrel with a greyish back
Saturday, June 29, 2019      6 comments

In my backyard I have a squirrel feeder, and a squirrel that comes to feed. I recognize him. This summer, it looks to be the same squirrel, but the colour on his back isn't quite right, ... a little too grey. It's another squirrel, ... must... Read more
Does the lady have a cat?
Thursday, June 27, 2019      6 comments

A few years ago I was renting my parents house (they have both died) to a lady who is a graphic artist, and her friend. In the fall the furnace stops working, and the house is getting very cool. My heating and plumbing guy, Matt, can't make... Read more

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