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First Bath!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      21 comments

Yes, I had a first bath this morning in my old clawfoot tub, newly reinstalled in our partially finished bathroom. The tub now is plumbed properly and so it drains properly! The new faucets are much more appropriate to the age of the... Read more
Progress!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      26 comments

Painter/restoration carpenter guys have taken a week off to go fishing in the far north: oh well oh well oh well,. After battling black flies, they'll come back with renewed enthusiasm for the job. And it's a marathon, not a sprint for sure. ... Read more
Totally Lazy Sunday
Monday, May 28, 2018      27 comments

No golf. No kayaking. Didn't even take a walk. Hauled two Muskoka chairs back onto the verandah -- which is still undergoing repair. And spent most of the day sitting in the shade with Charlie. Just reading. Me, Mic... Read more
Spring Supper!
Sunday, May 27, 2018      22 comments

After my gym workout and trip to the library yesterday, also shopped a bit: my drawers clean-out last weekend meant I needed to buy some new undies and also "basic" white and black T-shirts which I wear very often all summer long under light sui... Read more
Weekend!!
Saturday, May 26, 2018      15 comments

Got through the work yesterday, even got in a recess walk which helped a whole lot: and here's a weekend! Yay!! Laundry done -- heading for the gym where I'll make sure to have a good post-workout stretch too. And then: the library!!... Read more
Work!!
Friday, May 25, 2018      19 comments

They call it work because it's work, right? And if it weren't work -- if anyone would do it, for free-- then of course we wouldn't get paid for doing it, right? Some days work feels like more work than other days. Yesterday? It wa... Read more
Escape!
Thursday, May 24, 2018      23 comments

Progress continues -- Our third floor bath has its vanity in place (better it than me, of course) and a first coat of paint (same colour, I love its subtle pink beige which changes in different lights and is very flattering to skin tones!)... Read more
Bathroom Stories
Wednesday, May 23, 2018      22 comments

I really enjoyed reading the comments on yesterday's blog from other Sparkies who remember fewer bathrooms during their childhoods! My grandfather's house in Haliburton ON had no running water: an outdoor privy, a well down the street from ... Read more
Here We Go!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      28 comments

Four day work week coming up!! And yes: I feel refreshed and good to go after the long Victoria Day weekend here No renovations going on at the office thankfully so it's a bit of a haven for sure. Cool and rainy out there so I'm pr... Read more
White Shorts Weather!!
Monday, May 21, 2018      17 comments

Heading out to the golf course now and yes: it's warm enough for a pair of those white shorts, my go-to all summer long. And: my watermllen shoes!! (Not for golf itself of course -- just for travel to and from). Oh yes, I'm feeling v... Read more
Cleaned out a closet and . . .
Sunday, May 20, 2018      25 comments

Our third floor has a storage closet which tends to be a catch-all: wrapping paper and snorkel equipment and out of season stuff of all kinds. Beginning to look like a bit of a fire hazard and the chaos on the third floor is sufficiently d... Read more
Pick Three
Saturday, May 19, 2018      21 comments

Read a review today of Randi Zuckerberg's new book, Pick Three (and yes, she is the sister of that "other" Zuckerberg). Subtitle? you can have it all (just not every day). She identifies 5 "buckets": work, sleep, family, friends and f... Read more
Royal Wedding Crazies!!
Friday, May 18, 2018      27 comments

No question, Canada is still a relatively "royalist" country -- and of course the Queen of England is still OUR Queen too. And then there's the fact that Meghan Markle lived in Toronto while filming Suits. And her besty Jessica Mulroney is... Read more
Perfect Evening
Thursday, May 17, 2018      21 comments

It had been way too cold for golf Tuesday night -- the temp said 15 C but with the wind blowing it felt much much MUCH colder even in long pants and a sweater. So: we stood on the first tee for only a few minutes before deciding to bail. ... Read more
Chaos!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      24 comments

Yup, bathroom reno has the third floor refuge in a state of total chaos for sure. Behind me at my study desk is the new vanity (love that word, "vanity" -- saw a sign recently at a bathroom outfitters promoting a sale: "Vanity Blow Out"!! YEAH!... Read more

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