I Was Making Life Hard - Part 1 ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by Erin with tag Career

This will be a multi-parter, part 2 & part 3


I got interested in computers in 1986 (I was 12); I used to sit beside my dad and watch him code (quite the wild child, eh?). Eventually I started to code on my own, first in Logo, then in Pascal. I ended up getting a Computer Science degree from the University of Victoria and began my career as a developer.

The Transition

It was at Orbital that I began my transition away from development. I realized that I really enjoyed the...

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Lucky #19 ⇒

September 3rd, 2019 by Erin with tag Anniversaries

A mere 19 years ago, I married this swell person. I still vividly remember how great our wedding was...so much fun.

Like everyone, we've had our celebrations and our challenges, but throughout it all Christine has maintained her sunny, silly disposition. Which is pretty impressive if you know me!

Highlights of the last few years (turns out I haven't done one of these in a while):

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EU Trip - Florence ⇒

August 18th, 2019 by Erin with tag Travel


We left Veigy-Foncenex the morning of the 14th and stopped twice on our way to Florence, in Fenis, to visit the castle and Genoa, for gelato, of course.

Fenis Castle

During the trip, we went through the “castle region”, so we played spot the castle…Christine has a neat series of photos of all the castles we spotted from the car.

On the way to one of the most famous castles, Fénis Castle, we went under Mont Blanc. Only 50€ for the privelege!

At Fenis, we took a quick tour...

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EU Trip - Geneva/Veigy-Foncenex ⇒

August 14th, 2019 by Erin with tag Travel

Our European vacation started with a short 10 1/2 hour flight to Zurich, then a quick 4 hour drive to our home for the next week in Veigy-Foncenex, just outside Geneva.

(Aside, I again tried the fasting method to minimize jet lag and it did seem to work)

Family & Wedding

One of the highlights of this trip is hanging my extended family again; the last time we were all together was 5 years ago (in Toronto). Our house (in Veigy-Foncenex) was the "party" house so every night we...

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