Good Thing Because the Bull Isn’t Ready

A lot has happened since my last post in July. For example, Matt married Emma. I turned 55. Ughhh! Our living room is 99% finished. And our Master Bedroom What hasn’t changed is my family. For example… Especially hanging out with my parents… Nurse: What seems to be the problem? Mom: Just before lunch my hands and…

I’m the Funny One

The renovations continue… We interrupt this reno for a trip to Sayward, Vancouver Island… My 28 year old son, Andrew: (Rapping) Well, I’m in the motor home with my mom and dad. Just – the – three of us, perfection is had. Shelley: Ha! Ha! Ha! My 30 year old son, Matt: Andrew, you’re such…

C4 is Perfectly Safe as Long as you use it Properly

Smiths finally take possession of their new home. First Stage of Renovation: Demo chimney and two fireplaces. Day 1… Day 2 of Stage 1, 9:00 A.M…  Shelley: Shenley, (my brother) Thanks for coming over and helping us. Yesterday was crazy how fast that chimney and first floor fireplace went down. We couldn’t have accomplished so much without your…

Every Man Needs a Chop Saw

Recent Smith life recap: Sell homes Buy a home Wait to take possession by visiting Home Depot… Home Depot Employee #1: Have you considered a front door with glass? Shelley: I’m not sure if glass is the way to go in this climate. John: Shelley! Shelley: Excuse me for one second. What’s up? John: Remember…

This S#%T Just got Real

Hunt. Bid. Wait. Wait some more Buy. Shelley and John: Yayyyyyyyy!!!  We bought a house. We bought a house. WE. BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! Shelley: It has so many things on our wish list. The living area faces southwest and John: the mountains. Shelley: The back yard is private. John: There’s room to park our RV. Shelley: There’s…

I May or May not Have Flashed your Gardener

Dear Shenley and Marina, Before I update you on what’s happening since John and I returned to Comox Valley, I want to say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” for allowing us to house sit your beautiful home while you tour Spain. When we first walked through your front door, John and I agreed that we would only live in…