October Technical Report

Computer Hassle October started with a computer repair. For months I had been getting a hard drive failure message, but I was still able to boot up my all-in-one. I knew the drive wouldn’t last long, so I bought an

October Technical Report

Computer Hassle October started with a computer repair. For months I had been getting a hard drive failure message, but I was still able to boot up my all-in-one. I knew the drive wouldn’t last long, so I bought an

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

The Return of READING DOWN THE HOUSE!

In December 2014, I finished reading 16 books (over 14 months) that had been sitting on my home bookshelves unread – for months or years. I knew it would happen again. I’d continue to accumulate books and not have time

The Return of READING DOWN THE HOUSE!

In December 2014, I finished reading 16 books (over 14 months) that had been sitting on my home bookshelves unread – for months or years. I knew it would happen again. I’d continue to accumulate books and not have time

The Just-for-Me Book Club: Conclusion!

I did it – I finished all 24 of the books recommended to me by esteemed readers of this blog! I started in November 2016, so it took me almost two years. I interspersed the 24 selected books with other

The Just-for-Me Book Club: Conclusion!

I did it – I finished all 24 of the books recommended to me by esteemed readers of this blog! I started in November 2016, so it took me almost two years. I interspersed the 24 selected books with other

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to