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  1. My parents get the strangest calls

    by , 07-29-2010 at 05:57 PM
    Most people know that they are at the cottage for the summer, so they don't get calls from close friends. But they are involved in an organization and are one the main contacts, so there are occasional calls from people asking questions about this and that.

    I always say they are at the cottage for the summer, and on two separate occasions (different people) the person then continued to talk to me, on and on and on, about the most bizarre things. Both times I was unable to even ...
  2. Moving Our Stuff

    by , 06-10-2010 at 10:16 PM
    Apparently we have a lot of it.

    I don't understand how on earth we ended up with so much, but the movers could just barely fit in on the truck and our storage unit is completely filled. Thank goodness we had the mover put it into the unit for us, we would have needed one twice as big if we had done it ourselves. That guy could really pack stuff, he was stuffing little things in everywhere and filled the place like it was a giant puzzle.

    I really don't know why we ...
  3. It's not a Vacation

    by , 05-25-2010 at 10:51 AM
    "I'm a mother travelling with three children; this is not a vacation it's a business trip." (Modern Family).

    We took the kids to Ottawa for the long weekend, although came home Sunday so that I could get some packing done. I feel obligated to show my children as much of the world as I am able, but even the small trips are exhausting.

    We went to the Museum of Civilization, which was really nice. They have a separate Children's Museum, all hands on exploration ...
  4. Still Looking

    by , 05-20-2010 at 06:48 PM
    There was a decent townhouse that came up for rent, I sent my mother over for a showing. She said it was nice, but the backyard is not fenced so we really wouldn't be able to use it. Busy street, hyperactive kids, and no fence make a pretty bad combination.

    Anyway, there were 5 other couples looking at it at the same time. They had an online application form and I filled it in and sent it - but I left half of it empty so I doubt we will get it. I didn't mind sending our SIN numbers ...
  5. No Place to Live

    by , 05-18-2010 at 04:04 PM
    Well, the mover is booked and the lawyer is booked, so come June 7 our stuff will be on a truck and the keys will be handed over. Which sort of begs the question - where on earth are we going to go?!

    I've been watching the classifieds for rentals for over a month now. Nothing there. We applied for an apartment but didn't get in, big brand new building and they only had one left, already gone when our application got there. I've looked on mls, but prices are out of control and ...
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