Those two words can only go together when one doesn’t have to be back in the city on Monday, after a hideous drive down from the cottage the night before.
It’s always been a dream for wanna-be writers. “I could a write a book if I lived in that beautiful cabin in the woods!” It seems perfect from afar: it’s peaceful, you have time to think, time to write, you have the bucolic views that will inspire the little grey cells… It works for some. […]
Spiders are creepy. I know that’s what most of you think. And while I agree to some extent, I love spiders. They eat mosquitoes so that’s worth 10-points right off the bat! Now, if you ever come visit me up here on the lake, you might find little squares of toilet paper just outside my […]
Before I get started here, I’m going to say, “Yes I know…first world problems.” Ok? I get it! When I last lived at the cottage full time, my niece said I was a pioneer. Chopping wood, living in the bush, hunting for my food…ok not the last bit. But it’s sort of true. Up here […]
Ok that’s a bit of an exaggeration for the sake of a catchy headline. I’m not really poor, just “between contracts,” which is the in-denial way of saying, “currently unemployed.” Remember the Gig Economy? Uh-huh. But enough about that already. Last Saturday was the 7th Annual Buckeye Bay BBQ. A couple of terrific people up […]
According to Doctor Google, DEET, or diethyltoluamide, was developed in 1944 by Samuel Gertler of the United States Department of Agriculture. It was tested as a pesticide on farm fields, but its true intent was for use by the United States Army following its experience of jungle warfare during World War II. I use it […]
From the Oxford English Dictionary: “Gig Economy: noun A labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. ‘working in the gig economy means constantly being subjected to last-minute scheduling’ Origin Early 21st century: from gig in the sense ‘a job’ + economy.” Funny, isn’t it? Fancy […]
I have cottage logs going back to July 6th, 2001 when I first took possession of this place. And you know that cliché, that all Canadians talk about is the weather? It’s true. It’s either too hot, too cold, too dry, or too wet. When we are having a particularly (insert wet/hot/cold/dry here) summer, I […]