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 25 Aug 2006
 Calgary

JMaddy

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  • Miscellaneous
     18 Oct 2012 6:36 PM

      Re: Goodbye WBs...For real
    I didn't think I'd be getting so emotional reading all the posts. I haven't been on here in months- even before The Split, I'd felt...

  • Starting a Family
     4 Jan 2012 12:10 AM

      Do prenatals make you nauseous?
    Try taking one with the LEAST amount of iron possible (and then use your diet to get enough iron, if you can). According to my...

  • Home Life
     14 Oct 2011 1:51 PM

      Re: Basement Reno - Flooring Advise
    When we finished our basement, we put in carpet (as well as a Delta subfloor, and upgraded underlay for extra cushioning). If we had had...

  • Miscellaneous
     27 Sep 2011 9:27 PM

      Re: Le Creuset cookware
    How well are they made??? My mom just gave me my GREAT-grandmother's Le Creusets. Yes, they are extremely expensive. But they are made to last...

  • Home Life
     25 Sep 2011 8:52 PM

      Re: Do you have a dish rack on your kitchen counter?
    We have a dishrack in half our sink (we have a two-bowl, obviously). When I have to handwash, I wash in one half of the...

  • Starting a Family
     26 Jul 2011 5:41 PM

      Waiting to TTC - July!
    Holy cow, lots of QOTWs!!!! Timing for TTC Like Ms Married, it's an ongoing discussion...for me, at least. DH has told me that he wants...

  • Miscellaneous
     26 Jul 2011 5:02 PM

      Re: WWYD? Re: Employment
    I would have gone with Option A (so would DH, I just asked). But both DH and I are used to the In-Out work schedule...

  • Miscellaneous
     12 Jul 2011 8:04 PM

    Re: Anyone own a Subaru Forester?
    We have a 2010 Subaru Forester XT and we LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it. LOVE IT. They have revamped the Forester (and the Outback, as well)- the have...

  • Miscellaneous
     7 Jul 2011 2:58 PM

      Re: Spin: Did you change your name?
    I took DH's last name. I didn't want to hyphenate, but I wanted some way of denoting that I was married (you know, besides the...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Jul 2011 6:22 PM

      Re: In what order did you change your name??
    Driver's License first, because you need it as proof of ID for a lot of the other changes. Then Vehicle registration and Insurance (I *think*...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Jul 2011 6:18 PM

      Re: Dog in a hot car. Call 911?
    In Calgary, you call the Fire Department- they are the ones with the equipment to pop door locks...and they show up in the fire truck...

  • Home Life
     5 Jul 2011 9:54 PM

      Re: Requested hours of house showings
    As sellers, we didn't put any restrictions on showings- EXCEPT that the buyers had to have an agent with them (either theirs, or ours). They...

  • Starting a Family
     4 Jul 2011 8:37 PM

      Waiting to TTC - July!
    Hey Everyone! I can't believe it's July already!! Short on time today, so straight to the... QOTW- Saving for Mat Leave We are doing absolutely...

  • The Prairies
     12 Jun 2011 1:15 AM

      Re: Calgary Zoo?
    I've been to a couple of weddings at the zoo, and I've loved them! The setting is lovely, the food is good, and your guests...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Jun 2011 2:31 PM

      Re: WB golfers?
    I actually found the course easier than the range- for starters, you're not 3 feet away from a couple dozen other people all teeing off...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Jun 2011 2:06 PM

      Re: WB golfers?
    I put a little white ball on a tee and whack it with a club....but I don't think that what *I* do could be considered...

  • The Prairies
     1 Jun 2011 5:43 PM

      Re: Grande Cache?!
    I don't live in Grande Cache, but I would advise that you take a trip there to find accommodations- it is a fairly small place,...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     31 May 2011 2:54 PM

      Re: Recommend your yoga mat
    I *LOVE* my black Manduka mat. I do agree that it's heavy compared to most other mats (and most mat bags are too small to...

  • Miscellaneous
     26 May 2011 5:08 PM

      Re: Passport Q for travelling to US
    the US does have a 6 month validity rule, but Canada is exempt from it. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 May 2011 4:14 PM

      Re: Quirky Tips
    If you get deoderant on your clothes (from pulling your shirt over your head or whatever), take a pair of sheer nylons, put your hand...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 May 2011 3:57 PM

      Re: Would you be worried?
    If he's driving without a license/insurance, I would NEVER EVER EVER get in a car with him, and I would probably phone his info into...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 May 2011 3:51 PM

      Re: PAL - how do you get your gun license in AB?
    I *thought* that if you didn't already have a firearms license, you had to take the course in order to be able to write the...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 May 2011 3:45 PM

      Re: Firing a gun
    Yup. Rifles and handguns, and a shotgun. I liked it, but I have terrible aim- a person would be safest standing right in front of...

  • Miscellaneous
     24 May 2011 6:44 PM

      Re: SPIN: did YOU ask DH to marry you?
    For our third wedding, I did. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     24 May 2011 6:40 PM

      Re: SPIN: Did your DH expect you to take his name?
    If he is directly asked, he'll claim he didn't care one way or the other. However, the GIANT FREAKING HISSY FIT he threw in the...

  • Home Life
     17 May 2011 6:43 PM

      Re: bigger lot or bigger house?
    I would never buy a corner lot ever again- too much shovelling in the winter! I also wouldn't buy a pie shaped lot- even if...

  • Miscellaneous
     17 May 2011 6:36 PM

      Re: When u are turning on your vehicle...
    Nope. Never. I was never taught to do that in driver's training, my car is an automatic, and I trust my parking brake....but I can't...

  • Money Matters
     17 May 2011 6:32 PM

      Re: WWYD - Best use of money
    I agree with Saucy. In terms of actual monetary return, yes- there are investment vehicles that will net you more money than plowing it into...

  • Miscellaneous
     15 May 2011 3:53 PM

      Re: Would you buy your dream home if it meant...
    If I felt it was going to be my forever house, I would- because having $400 left over at the end of the month, after...

  • Home Life
     15 May 2011 1:20 AM

      Re: Tell Me About Granite/Glass Stove Tops
    You can absolutely put a hot pot right on granite- it's one of the advantages of having it!!! You can cut on it, if you...

  • Miscellaneous
     14 May 2011 7:24 PM

      Re: Talk to me about being laid off
    The advice I've been given is that you can ALWAYS be laid off. I'm always surprised when I hear about people working through their notice...

  • Miscellaneous
     13 May 2011 9:28 PM

      Re: Do you keep any kind of protection near your bed??
    I have a full-size Louisville slugger under my side of the bed. The wooden kind, too- so it's nice and heavy, perfect for robber-bonking. We...

  • The Prairies
     12 May 2011 8:04 PM

      Re: Alberta Health Care System - help!
    You can laminate your HC cards now- the old ones you weren't allowed to! And, an extra piece of advice from my FIL (physician)- If...

  • Miscellaneous
     12 May 2011 5:39 PM

      Re: any other non campers on here?
    I don't like camping. I don't like sleeping in a tent- I find it never warms up, and even in the middle of summer, mountain...

  • Home Life
     12 May 2011 5:31 PM

      Re: 5 doors, 10 keys?
    Call a locksmith, get all your locks re-keyed. They take out all the tumblers, set them all to the same key, and then put them...

  • Miscellaneous
     12 May 2011 5:18 PM

      Re: Canada's Health Care System and Privatized Care
    I don't know where I stand, honestly. I love the fact that no matter where I am in the country, or how much money I...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     10 May 2011 3:30 PM

      Re: Anxiety attacks
    I don't exactly know what to tell you. I have anxiety attacks as well, and have managed to get mine down to a couple per...

  • Home Life
     10 May 2011 12:51 AM

      Re: Buying house before selling
    We did this with our current house- we bought before we sold our old place. NEVER. AGAIN. Waiting for our house to sell was the...

  • Home Life
     10 May 2011 12:41 AM

    Re: new internet provider not bell or rogers
    We're also with Shaw, and haven't had any issues with them. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     9 May 2011 8:38 PM

      Re: Please sign up for onematch.ca
    Yes, everyone sign up!!! I was on the registry for 10 years (I also joined when it was the UBMR!) before I popped up as...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 May 2011 6:45 PM

      Re: Flying with stuffed sinuses
    I've always used Sudafed to clear my sinuses, and so far it's worked for me! If I wanted to sleep on the plane I would...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 May 2011 6:39 PM

      Re: Spin: How much do you spend on alcohol in a month?
    $0. We don't drink. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 May 2011 2:47 PM

      Re: Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Donation
    If your DH doesn't want to contact the recipient, he doesn't have to. And without your DHs consent, the recipient would not be able to...

  • Home Life
     5 May 2011 12:55 AM

      Re: when your neighbours post a for sale sign.....WDYD
    I stalk the MLS listing to see what the inside looks like and how much they're asking, I perv on the people who come for...

  • Home Life
     5 May 2011 12:48 AM

      Re: Shoulda, woulda, coulda - basement renos
    Things I like: -The layout. We have a bedroom, full bath, laundry room, wet bar, living area and a crawlspace plus the furnace room. -Our...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 May 2011 12:29 AM

      Re: Tattling at work? Input needed.
    I'm going to go against the grain and say that yeah, I would totally tattle- ASSUMING that I wouldn't have to do/say anything face to...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 May 2011 5:49 PM

      Re: Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Donation
    I donated Stem Cells to an unrelated donor in June of 2009. Here is the link for the post I wrote on WBs And, here...

  • Money Matters
     4 May 2011 5:29 PM

      Re: TFSA?
    We like TFSAs because you don't need to deal with capital gains, you can pull money out whenever you like and any money that you...

  • The Prairies
     3 May 2011 4:59 PM

      Re: Alberta Health Care System - help!
    Also, tell him to get his AB Health Card ASAP. Yes, the NS one will be good for 3 months, but after that point if...

  • Miscellaneous
     3 May 2011 4:51 PM

      Re: Do you dial an area code to make a local call?
    yup. Calgary has two area codes! ...

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