May 25, 2021
You never learned these numbers…
My oldest daughter Ella will be 17 years old this week and she has had her driver’s license since last fall. On top of that, she recently got a job as a cashier at Safeway here in Saskatoon. I’m counting...
May 11, 2021
I believe in individuality. Do you?
Imagine living in a world where everything is identical. I get this feeling driving through some new neighborhoods in Saskatoon. Identical house upon house, same lawn, same fixtures. You pull up to an intersection beside a white truck, pull into...
April 13, 2021
Tried and True
Easter is a time of renewal and tradition! Last week my social media and phone were lighting up with some photo memories from the past. It’s so much fun seeing how the kids have changed and remembering all sorts of...
March 23, 2021
Welcome to Spring!
What a pleasant relief from our February temperatures as we all spring into March with dreams of May flowers and outdoor summer fun with our families. Have you made your spring-cleaning list yet? I always enjoy decluttering, dusting, and freshening up my home. There is such...
March 9, 2021
Stories impart wisdom. And stories get passed on. Will yours?
When I was a kid, my grandpa was a maintenance man. In his shop he had a bunch of neat stuff, and I remember one day playing with some beer bottles. “Which one holds the most water Jay?” My grandpa...
February 23, 2021
Is friction burning up your money unnecessarily?
In Saskatchewan, while we have few options for downhill skiing (and no good options if you’re from the mountains!), we are blessed with an abundance of cross country ski trails. A couple of places Keri and I like to go...
February 9, 2021
What does Family Day Mean to You?
If you’re like us it means a very welcome day off from work or school during a traditionally chilly time of the year. It’s spending quality time with our families with gratitude in our hearts. The turkey has worn off...
December 8, 2020
Have you stress tested your money?
For years, my three daughters have been begging my wife and me to get a dog. With three busy girls all in different activities, we never felt that we had enough margin in our lives to bring a new member...
November 24, 2020
My Plumbing Pandemic
2020 has been a fascinating year. Some can’t wait for it to end, while others have embraced these challenging times to forever change the trajectory of their lives in a positive way. Our family has been very fortunate through covid,...
November 10, 2020
Is it time to see if you are in control of your course?
I love fall, the fresh cool air in the mornings always makes me feel alive, and so much happens as the kids go back to school and activities restart. Although it is different this year, it is no exception and...