With all the crazy stuff going on these days, the price of food skyrocketing, and so many people losing their sources of income, all those "crazy preppers" out there are looking pretty vindicated! There was a time, not all that long ago, when everyone was encouraged to be prepared for emergencies - usually around the … Continue reading Thoughts on being prepared
While one daughter stayed indoors to do baking, another daughter and I went out to dig paths, before the temperature dropped too far. The main path, from the house to the front of the garage, gets dug wide enough for my husband to get through with his walker, or we can haul things from the … Continue reading On the right path
Oh, my goodness, am I even more thankful our neighbour happened by and cleared our driveway for us a couple of days ago! Because having this, on top of what was there before, would have been much harder to clear away with little Spewie! LOL Yes, that's our plowed driveway. Not even the deer have … Continue reading Winter wonderland. Yeah. That’s it!
You know, I can handle the -27C/-17F temperatures. Bundle up enough, and the only real problem is my glasses frosting over. But that -44C/-47F wind chill, I could do without! My husband was a sweetheart and was able to feed the cats outside this morning, so when I headed out, I only had to feed … Continue reading No, thank you!
I recently crocheted pairs of fingerless gloves for my daughters, to help keep their hands warm while at their keyboards upstairs - the little ceramic heaters my husband got for them do keep things warm up there, but fingers still get chilled! Especially my older daughter's drawing hand. That left me with a few little … Continue reading Of course…
One of the things we got in the mail today was the packaging to send back parts of our old satellite internet system that need to be returned. It came with return postage, instructions and even a strip of packing tape to close the box up again! Now, I finally know the names of the … Continue reading All packed up… almost
Yay!!! We got our quarter beef in today! It was awesome meeting the delivery in a parking lot, like we were doing some sort of drug deal. 😀 So, 125 pounds of packaged cuts, plus the extra breakfast sausages we picked up, fit into four boxes, which also fit perfectly into our little utility wagon. … Continue reading Where’s the beef? Here’s the beef!
As much of an inconvenience it was to set up our new Starlink system in the winter has been, it looks like it was good timing. It looks like we're all getting our OS updates, and with each of us having our own desktops, that would have done a number of our data limits! My … Continue reading That was probably good timing
Well, my brother is just awesome. And determined. We were perfectly willing to wait until spring before setting our new Starlink dish up permanently on the roof, but my brother wasn't. Not at all! Of course, it turned out to be more difficult than even he expected. One of the first things he wanted to … Continue reading All set up
Well, we've gone and done it! I am now writing this post while hooked into our Starlink internet. Oh, my goodness, what a difference! It was not without issues, though. The first thing I had to do was some shovelling. I had to use the ice chipper to break up the snow before I could … Continue reading Linked!