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 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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My EV - One Year In ⇒

June 2nd, 2019 by Erin with tag EV

We've owned our Nissan Leaf for almost a full year, and it is, without a doubt, the best car I've ever owned (note, I've only owned 5 cars and this is the first truly new car). Note we "only" got the old $5k provincial credit, not the new, additional $5k federal one nor the $6k Scrap It one.

It now has 25K kms on it. If that had been my previous car (a 2005 Kia Spectra), it would have cost ~$3,500 on gas (~9.4L/100K @ $1.5/L) and ~$3000 in maintenance.

Instead it's cost ~$700 in...

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