With life so busy I’ve been resorting to self-defeating lists. My Burkholder side LOVES lists and the Hatton side loves buying Christmas reindeer slippers. It’s a conundrum. Chris’ lists are all in his head and sometimes they overwhelm him. He likes to talk about the things putting pressure on us while I like to make … Read More →
For the last few weeks Chris and I have been posting the occasional bit of information here. Everytime I come here I wince because the photo of us was taken in August 2009, just after we finished paddling the Bowron Lakes Circuit.
For about 18 months I’ve been trying to find time to re-do the website…change … Read More →
Spring and summer saw many visitors to our home. Chris and I actually love to give tours and will almost never turn anybody down. But some of you know only too well that since September we have been turning down all but close friends and family. There were a few reasons for this.
Summer is always … Read More →
At some point we will begin posting more regularly, but for now we feel just guilty enough to post updates occasionally.
This spring and summer was an exercise in patience as we slowly tackled the last remaining items on our building permit. We had some options on some of the items and some interesting discussions about how … Read More →
The last few days I have been compiling the information needed to submit an application for the new housing rebate for GST/HST. Additionally, in British Columbia, we qualify for a rebate on the provincial portion of the HST. Fortunately most of our expenditures occurred during the time that BC was under the Harmonized Sales Tax. … Read More →
We’ve just spent our first night as a family in the earthship a few nights ago. It has been a crazy, exhausting eight months as we made our final push to get moved in.
We aren’t finished yet; far from it. But we have all the amenities to keep ourselves warm and … Read More →