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...]
Rants, raves and thoughts about topics such as politics and religion.
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...]
Revera King Gardens is NOT the retirement home you want your parents to be in. Background - My Mom chose to move into Revera King Gardens in Mississauga at the age of 99.75 in September 2014 when she was still ambulatory and able to get to the dining room. It was FINE then, especially at just over $3000 per month. Last November (2015) she suffered a fall during which she broke her hip … [Read more...]
Today was our first day on the road for points south. After angsting for a month about pulling our big rig from our little road onto Highway 97 from where vehicles come around the corner way too fast, I had that accomplished in about 2 seconds flat. Amazing. BUT, we had to stop TWICE before we hit Oliver, 10 kilometers away. The first stop was after Ed asked "Did anyone turn the water pump … [Read more...]
Ed and I just finished up a stressful month. It's a month I'd like to forget and this will sound weird, but that's why I need to write it down. Writers are strange people, to be sure. :-) It started back on September 22nd while I was at an appointment to fill up on prescriptions to take south over the winter. As we were leaving, our doctor stopped us in the hallway and handed Ed a requisition … [Read more...]