This Year’s Christmas Tree

Since we moved, we only had one Christmas where we didn’t end up returning to Southern Ontario over the holiday, and between that and visiting the relatives here in Thunder Bay, we only put up a tree once. It was a bit of an adventure to harvest that one. Much like me, it looked most … Read more

A New Path to the Post Boxes

For the past couple of years since Grandpa Oiva moved to the city, Kenny and I have been trying to walk up for the mail when it suited. Unfortunately, Dog Lake Road has lately been inundated with pulp and gravel trucks in ever increasing numbers. I understand that this is the price of progress and … Read more

A Bear Visits the Homestead

This was an exciting surprise! The other Sunday morning our camera captured a bear! We of course know they are around, but they’re remarkably shy – I hadn’t seen one near our property for a couple years now. But the new camera caught this one within the first week or so of being installed – … Read more

Pizza Topology

So we had a late Thanksgiving Dinner this year (late by Canadian Standards – it was the last weekend in October).  It was awesome.  Mummu and Grandpa and E! visited us, and we made mashed potatoes, turkey roll with stuffing, gravy, roasted turnip, rice, and rolls, and our guests brought cake and cheesecake for dessert. … Read more

No Hem Hem

So I wake up at midnight.  Bummer – can’t get back to sleep.  It’s still almost four am and here I am blogging. At about one thirty, laying in bed, I’m thinking about insulating the windows and other window-related stuff, when it occurs to me that later today I’m to be at Mummu’s and I … Read more