House Shopping Continued…

House shopping is an activity best suited for the childless. Or at least the babyless. Its very difficult to do with one little monster who wants to explore/break everything in each stranger’s house we visit, while the other monster wants to eat right now, and she doesn’t care if the real estate agent is in…

I love this town!

I love how alive it is! There’s constantly something going on, but at the same time, it still doesn’t seem like a big city. I love that there’s a Starbucks just a short walk from our place, and a hot dog vendor just outside its door. I love that there’s a little family-run market the…

And so completes Phase 2

As of Saturday afternoon, my whole family lives together under the same roof — for the first time in over a month! Last week was a pretty tough one, as I worked in the otherwise empty apartment alone, with my family now only an hour away from me. Our friends Chad and Jen put me…

My Name is Jon, and I am Canadian

Most of you Canadians will remember this ad. Some of you Americans might have seen it. For those who haven’t, I give you this, in celebration of the re-uniting of my family in our home and native land… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnpVH7kIb_8&w=425&h=355]

How was your monday?

6:30am – Get up, shower and pack or discard the remaining items I was living off of. The bedroom drapes, sheets and blankets, shower curtain, last set of dishes, my underwear… oh ya, and the TV and the XBox. I was living alone, and without Internet — I had to stay sane somehow. 10:30am –…

Good-bye New York

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-6341679276000591436&hl=en High Res Version (iPod Compatible M4V)

Suggested Tourism Mottos for places we've visited

New York City – A great place to live visit briefly! Buffalo – Its not the prettiest town in New York Albany – Proving that racial stereotypes are still alive and well in the North East Clifton Park – Walking is prohibited Clifton Park – All outdoor children’s play must be scheduled in advance with…

Life as a Ghost

So I finished everything on Sunday. Life since then has been a concerted effort to find busy work to do, so that I don’t go crazy. The walls are painted, the cabinets are cleaned, and the boxes are almost all packed — If I pack anything else, I won’t have anywhere to sleep at night!…

The Story in my Head

When my siblings and I were little, my dad read us the Hobbit, then the Lord of the Rings series. I remember being captivated by the story of the little fuzzy-footed people who fought dragon’s and orcs, and by the spiritual under-tones of the prose. It was an adventure we shared with our dad, and…