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Monday, May 30, 2016

Get me my coveralls! This girl's getting greasy!

Well maybe not greasy but I am doing some car maintenance on my own (with Paul as my teacher:). 

Recently I went for an oil change and attached to the receipt were a list of other items that were recommended to be done (see above).
Paul showed me how easy it is to do the air filter, cabin air filter and cooling system flush (we didn't flush but did top up fluids).  All were purchased at Canadian Tire and all were quite easy to do. Although I have claimed before that I would never do mechanical "fixes" these were easy. I am a hands on learner and having Paul show me once makes me feel confident to do it the next time.

The total cost would have been: 

By doing those three things on our own we saved $95. We didn't do the headlight but that is another one that we could do ourselves (for some reason it now is working?!?) and I am not sure the stabilizer bar kit could be done on our own... But I am willing to even try an oil change on my own:) next time.





Everyday there is something to be grateful for...

Today I am grateful for:

Cottage days
Everyone together 
Beautiful weather
Laughing
Eye advice
Walk in clinics
Spring flowers
Good people to work with 
Quiet times

Sunday, May 1, 2016

43 that's ME!

Here are 43 things I would like to do:

1) Spend more time with people I really really love. 
3) Write more
4) See Adele in concert
5) Get more defined muscles
6) Be hairless
7) Make porta potties pretty
8) Be healthier
9) Be in a Hedley video
10) Have more followers (social media-wise)
11) Write permanently for YMC
12) Get a new tattoo--really: fix the robin on my shoulder
13) Keep my hair at the length it is now
14) Sleep in more - very hard for me to do:(
15) Swim more
16) Travel to Australia
17) Travel more in general
18) Go to the circus school in Montreal
19) Go ziplining again
20) Have a lavender farm
21) Create art
22) Own an old truck, Jeep and maybe a Bugatti
23) Cook better and enjoy doing it
24) Therefore: Do more cooking classes
25) Make a difference in a parent's life
26) Give my kids more great memories
27) ....and the right advice
28) Travel in First Class
29) Do a train tour up North in the territories or in BC
30) RV across Canada
31) Ski Whistler
32) Sleep through the night
33) Read more
34) Relax better
35) say what's on my mind
36) Swim in an ocean
37) Go see Elle King live
38) Run another triathlon and 1/2 marathon 
39) Get my Victimology diploma
40) Go to Bali or Bora Bora or Iceland or Greenland 
41)  Cry less and be regulated 
42) Be on the Amazing Race
43) Own a dwarf goat and meet the PM