Happy 2023!

Hope you had a great holiday season, and that this year is wonderful. At the very least, I’m hoping Covid is less of a concern! Both my mom and Ross managed to get it over the holidays. Ross is feeling better – mostly. Ma, not so much. *sigh* Fun times! We got our issues with […]

Of course we are still here!

But Google has disappeared us. I am not amused. I’m still going back and forth with them, but for the time being, I can’t get a single blessed customer support person that can, apparently, see reason. They just keep telling me that we don’t qualify to be on the map. Which is fine by me!! […]

Another New Year

And here’s hoping it’s a happy one all ’round. We are still here – unlike what this blog would seem to show. My bad! Got a whole lot more hours at my second job than I anticipated. Finished there this month though, so I’m back to just teaching. And this, of course. Ross is supposed […]

Weather Watch

Wish it would just RAIN already!!! This constant feels-like-it’s-gonna-but-doesn’t is aggravating. Do I send him to Tiny, first, or Parry Sound?  Constantly checking weather apps these days; too bad they hardly ever agree! I keep thinking I maybe don’t need to water my garden because it feels like it’s going to rain – but then […]

Ross’ boat

Well, we’re off to a very busy start this season. So busy, in fact, that Ross’ boat is still sitting in the yard. He had time to remove the tarps. And he’s got it serviced. And – well, since then, he’s been on lots & lots of other people’s boats. That should count for something […]

Your convenience or ours?

These days when I’m responding to quote requests, I’m more often giving two prices – one if the job is at “your convenience” or a discounted price for “at ours”. Guess it wouldn’t hurt to explain that! Your convenience means you want to be there, with a set appointment date and time and all that […]

Not just killing things

I joke sometimes that Ross kills things; I do everything else – but the truth is that a lot of what he does as an exterminator – especially one that believes strongly in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) who has been green since long before it became a ~thing~ – a lot of what Ross actually does […]

Finishing up his down-time project

What Ross gets up to during the off season…. little bit of cross country skiing, whole lot of stained glass. Busier than usual this winter, so didn’t get as many stained glass pieces done. Lots of mice, and even some carpenter ants this winter, every time it warmed up a bit. Could be a very […]

Wanderings

Isn’t it pretty? Ross picked up his new-to-him vehicle yesterday… spent some time this morning (between phone calls and my pestering him about invoices & so on) figuring out how he wanted to set everything up in it…. but eventually had to quit playing and get off to work.  He’s doing several spider sprays here […]