An excessively long post about our recent adventures in home ownership
Some thoughts I’m having these days about some stuff.
A Poem: summer is here, so are the lice, I’m keeping busy, pass the wine.
Kale conducts an experiment.
A lovely friend of mine just had her baby a few weeks ago. He’s adorable and warm and pink, and I got to hold him for a little while when he wasn’t yet 24 hours[…]
Nine years ago, while I was working an office job and would spend my mandatory lunch hours at the mall to kill time, I made a New Year’s Resolution. It went like this: I will[…]
Here’s a roundup of the campsites we went to this summer on quick weekend jaunts, suitable for families and within a few hours of the Lower Mainland.
This past month, we eschewed a destination vacation and decided to set out on a huge circle trek of BC with our tent trailer. We planned for primitive camping at provincial sites, fancy full hookup[…]
Kicking off the season of camping with some notes on the places we’ve already hit this year and ideas on camping with kids.
When you’re broken into, everything changes. More than you realize.
Kale and I went on an adventure tonight. I wasn’t really in the mood to spend another night at home, so we went for a drive and ended up on Burnaby Mountain to watch the[…]
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind.
Ah, good things.
I saw this graphic pop up on Facebook this morning, and thought I’d share it here: We get asked all the time if it is worth it for us to keep backyard chickens. Noodle[…]
Mad Men: I’ve been getting really into Mad Men these days. We have Netflix and so I’ve been watching starting from the beginning, and I find when I have spare time I’m likely to watch[…]
Today Kale is four. It is as hot today as it was the day he was born. It was just over 22°C when he was born, and it is 23°C as I write this. Today[…]
Way back when I first moved to Vancouver in 1994, I worked at a vitamin shop in North Vancouver and to get to it I took the Seabus every morning and hiked up the hill[…]
I’m struggling with what to do with this blog. I have less and less time for it and get less and less enjoyment out of it. I feel the least alone in my entire life[…]
It hasn’t stopped raining in a while. I’m pretty sick of rain. I try not to be complainy about weather but seriously, UGH. Enough. This little guy was in a flower bed outside the groomers where[…]
I regularly sing the praises of local businesses that meet and exceed my expectations, and I generally try and avoid naming names if the service I receive is less than stellar. I often tweet about[…]
As the preschool year starts to wrap up with only a few short weeks left before the long summer called No Morning Break, I finally had to admit to myself today that I’m dreading summer.[…]
I seem to be able to commit to picture Tuesday. Can’t seem to dedicate the time to write blog posts, and have very little on my mind that is suitable for blog fodder, but posting[…]
Things are well here at Chez Arbo. Work is gangbusters and we’re busy busy busy little beavers in the basement, and we’ve become more serious about our hunt for a new-to-us vehicle now that the[…]
I wrote a four part series about working from home in October 2010. You can read the whole series here: Part 1: The Backgrounder, Part 2: My Reasons, Part 3: The Reality and Part 4:[…]