I took Jasper out for a walk on the lake ice this morning, only because it was his 7th birthday --- but it will definitely be our last ice walk this winter unless we have another deep freeze. There were huge heaves... ...and pressure ridges and puddles on the lake ice. Worse, the lake was groaning and making other hideous sounds. Moreover, I was concerned about the coyotes … [Read more...]
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Family Day... just one of those holidays that can rub in the fact that you don't have any family close by. I have a BEAUTIFUL family, almost all of whom live in the Netherlands and with whom I'm frequently in touch with on Facebook. My cousins have come to visit me over the years and we're looking forward to another visit this coming summer. Ed, on the other hand, has shit for family. His … [Read more...]
Since we bought the lake property back in mid-2014, I've come across a number of animal carcasses. But until a few days ago, I've never actually witnessed a kill. It was just after first light and we spotted the coyote close to the shoreline. Just a little farther out was a deer, standing on the ice. I immediately knew this was going to be a life-or-death battle, as deer cannot walk on … [Read more...]
Dear Mr. Graham, We are clients who signed a building contract with Karoleena on June 1st, 2015. Since that time, we've been subjected to 160+ deficiencies in our new home, many of which have yet to be resolved. We were told by Phillip Stagg-Tanner "not to worry" about final billing back in July of 2016, however, despite repeated requested for final billing since that time, during which … [Read more...]
NOTE: This post worked! Air Canada refunded the cost of changes I made to my tickets after my mom passed away. Open Letter to Air Canada... Dear Air Canada Customer Service, I'm tired of trying to deal with your new BETA system that is slower than molasses and customer service agents who don't listen and tell me what I already know. I just want a refund for 2 changes I made to record … [Read more...]