I couldn’t write this stuff…

Scene 1: At an inner-city self-storage facility, I’m the only person in the lot when a nondescript panel van pulls in. I’m busy unloading the now empty bins of holiday decor, set to go back into storage, when a guy climbs out of the panel van. Nothing strange here, right? We’re at a storage facility…

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The great building project… Or: it’s time for a new bed, part 1

This is the culprit responsible. Sure, we’d been planning to redo the bedroom, but after the holidays. Then this happened. A piece that was already old and worn broke in a way that could not be fixed. With three weeks to go till Christmas, we were suddenly facing a major construction project. Let the fun…

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Who needs a yard?

I love city life… sure it has some disadvantages. Population density, the mix of commercial and residential, living in a building that’s over 150 years old… all of those things add up to some interesting challenges. But those are far outweighed by the cool stuff. Like the fact that we’ve got art galleries, theatres, concert…

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A lesson in intolerance…

…of suburbanites, that is. Six months in the city and I’ve already developed a massive level of impatience (that is quickly knocking on the door of intolerance) for those non-city types who drive in from the outskirts, suburbs or rural areas and totally fuck with traffic. Yeah, city traffic is already bad – there’s the…

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Scenes from the City – The street work continues…

Shortly after we moved in, the city started doing work on our street. It was a minor inconvenience. It closed off one lane and made parking a bear. But it was supposed to be short lived. Then the jackhammers started just before 7:00am. WTF?!?! A few well-placed questions landed us the answers: there was a gigantic…

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