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Diamonds are a girls best friend
Thursday, February 08, 2018      5 comments

My wife started playing the computer game "Hay Day" on her tablet. She's been working her way up in virtual prosperity, working hard on her virtual farm, but finds to make faster progress she needs diamonds as part of the transactions. ... Read more
German Electricty
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      5 comments

The other day my Canadian electric toothbrush ran out of power. I joked that I needed Canadian electricity... which really points out how the same we are. Now I have my Dutch cellphone charger plugged into the German electricity in my... Read more
Where are the toilets?
Saturday, January 20, 2018      10 comments

I'm still in Germany. I was in a children's store today shopping with my daughter and son in law. The conversation was in German, but I'm translating. Also in German one uses the word "toilet" very bluntly. Me: Where are the toilets? ... Read more
Three cellphones in my pocket...
Saturday, January 13, 2018      6 comments

I am in Europe right now. Amsterdam at the moment. I have a friend who was formerly homeless, and he "taught" me about the uses of an untraceable cell phone. Pay cash, don't register ... I have 3 cellphones in my right pocket right now... Read more
Shaving cream, USB chargers, and Cellphones
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      1 comments

You may wonder about the title. It all fits together, and here is how ... Tomorrow I fly off to Europe (France and Germany) to visit relatives in those countries. I have a 220 to 110 volt transformer so that my North American shaver can be ... Read more
NP Complete Pancakes
Thursday, January 04, 2018      5 comments

You know I have too much time on my hands when I thing about stuff like this ... I make a batch of pancakes (they are protein powder based, as I'm a low carb guy). Lets say I fry enough for about 3 days, which I typically do. Then I en... Read more
Our gift "exchange" Christmas game
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      3 comments

Besides the usual gifts at Christmas, ... you know one for your Mom, one for your Dad, one (or more) for each of your kids, and one for your spouse ... We play an engaging game that gets the personalities showing. I went to the dollar store... Read more
... but I did go to art school.
Thursday, November 16, 2017      8 comments

After being married for about a year my wife and I were doing some home renovations. When it came to some colour choices, we couldn't agree. So I pulled rank and told her that I had gone to art school, and we should go with my choices. ... Read more
Clean up 12 things
Saturday, November 11, 2017      8 comments

I hate cleaning up my room. It gets very cluttered, and with my brain issues that isn't good. If I can't find something, like my hammer, then I get very frustrated. To me it is a sign that I can't remember things. I need to put things back ... Read more
Termites and Xanthan gum
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      12 comments

I often blog with weird titles just to hook you in. My Keto world took a hit today. On the team "Team Keto!" the subject of thickening agents for thanksgiving gravy came up. Flour is usually used to thicken gravy, but if you go to th... Read more
Cold weather a long time ago ...
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      4 comments

Don't worry, this happened to me a few years ago. So we had a power failure mid afternoon. No electricity to run the furnace fan, and so the furnace wouldn't turn on as it could overheat. No worries, outages are usually only an hour or two.... Read more
Kisses sweeter than wine
Sunday, October 29, 2017      4 comments

So as a Keto guy what do I have in the house as a sweetener? I have a big tub of powdered stevia, which I mix with water on occasion and refill a little container. So my wife was rearranging the pantry, and in the process the powdered stevi... Read more
Business trip
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      5 comments

I have a very understanding European wife. Early in our marriage, like in the first 6 months, I went on a business trip. As I was packing and putting things in my shaving kit, I noticed that there were condoms in the shaving kit, and I ha... Read more
Spider friendly
Saturday, October 21, 2017      14 comments

My wife has a phobia about spiders. If she sees one then I'm called in. I'll relocate them to outside the house. One of our friends however had an even kinder reaction. She occasionally found a dead spider in her downstairs, never used bath... Read more
DVD and VHS
Sunday, October 15, 2017      8 comments

When travelling the radio in my car is tuned to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) because they have the news every hour, and most half hours. It is both Canadian and international news. The music isn't too bad either. So the othe... Read more

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