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  • Home Life
     22 Aug 2012 12:23 PM

      Re: How high is your hydro bill? Time of use rant
    House : bottom unit of a duplex, 1100 sq ft plus uninsulated basement witn no heat in it Age of house : 1920 something Biggest...

  • Miscellaneous
     16 Jul 2012 8:00 AM

      Re: MIL - Am I being too selfish? Insane?
    First off, regardless if she's your MIL or not, if you pay her to take care of your son, she's your employee. In that regard,...

  • Miscellaneous
     5 Jun 2012 12:07 PM

      Tapout XT infomercial : did anyone order it?
    I saw an infomercial this past Sunday for a new workout called Tapout XT. It looks very challenging but a lot of fun. I've never...

  • Home Life
     24 Apr 2012 12:14 PM

      Re: Outdated house in older neighbourhood or New house
    To OP : yes we did quite a few renos in the house we just sold (kitchen, bathroom, paint, tiles, etc.) so we're really comfortable...

  • Home Life
     24 Apr 2012 6:39 AM

      Re: Outdated house in older neighbourhood or New house
    I'm buying my grandmother's post war bungalow this coming October. It's in an established older neighbourhood of my town. We will spend a full six...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Apr 2012 4:26 PM

      Re: Federal Government Employees: anyone else worried?
    I'm with DND in Montreal. People had their meeting this afternoon. A lot of people are worried, I just hope it goes well for them....

  • Miscellaneous
     21 Feb 2012 1:03 PM

      Re: Help! Found engorged tick on my dog!!
    I could have writen that post myself a year ago and I even showed the same picture to my sister! So like you, I kept...

  • Miscellaneous
     27 Jan 2012 12:08 PM

      Re: Red bumps on upper arms
    I have no idea if you can take cold liver oil if you're pregnant/nursing. I would assume that you could since it's a natural product...

  • Miscellaneous
     26 Jan 2012 12:19 PM

      Re: Red bumps on upper arms
    Cod liver oil pills work like a charm. Your arms will be clear within a single week (you'll notice a major difference in 2-3 days)....

  • Home Life
     12 Jan 2012 1:00 PM

      Re: House selling : I have a weird question
    Thank you, you just made my day! I know you're in Ottawa but what you say also applies in Quebec, right? ...

  • Home Life
     12 Jan 2012 12:45 PM

      House selling : I have a weird question
    I sold my house On Dec 21s 2011. We have an appointment with the lawyer and the new owners on January 30th for closing. Here's...

  • Miscellaneous
     10 Jan 2012 12:06 PM

      Re: Q about Federal SLE Testing
    When I did it in 2002, I spoke with the lady for maybe 10 minutes and I got an E. I think the way the...

  • Home Life
     21 Dec 2011 12:26 PM

      Best Christmas gift ever : we just sold our house!
    I can't believe it! After about six weeks of stress and ups and down (including losing my grandpa to brain cancer a month ago and...

  • Home Life
     21 Dec 2011 6:41 AM

      Ikea kitchen : how much did yours cost?
    We'll be buying my grandma's 1956 bungalow next year. Except for painting, the entire house has never been remodeled or updated since 1956. Our plan...

  • Home Life
     15 Dec 2011 12:25 PM

      Thermal imaging home inspection
    Did anyone have it done? It's a regular home inspection during which they also use thermal imaging camera to find out if there is enough...

  • Home Life
     13 Dec 2011 1:04 PM

      Re: WWYD: neighbor who dumps garbage on your lawn
    Since taking nicely to them obviously doesn't work and they deny everything anyway (blatantly lying to you), you should install a camera so you can...

  • Home Life
     7 Dec 2011 6:42 AM

      Re: Offer conditionnal to buyer selling their house?
    Update : our buyers just sold their condo in less than a week, so we'll be moving in the first week of February! Not the...

  • Second Chances
     1 Dec 2011 12:06 PM

      Re: How soon is too soon...
    First date : July 1st 2000 First kiss : same date Second date, when I knew I was going to marry him : July 3rd...

  • Home Life
     30 Nov 2011 8:38 PM

      Re: Offer conditionnal to buyer selling their house?
    We have been on the market for less than two weeks and we had 6 showings and the conditionnal offer I talked about, which is...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Nov 2011 8:30 PM

      Re: Do I need to speak French?
    I live on the South shore of Mtl in a French only town, but I work in Mtl (DND) in a bilingual environment. From a...

  • Home Life
     30 Nov 2011 6:22 AM

      Offer conditionnal to buyer selling their house?
    Is it bad or normal? I'm fine with the more regular conditions like financing and inspection but it kind of bothers me that even if...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Nov 2011 6:30 AM

      Re: POLL: Would you buy a house with only 1 bathroom..
    I grew up in a one bathroom bungalow with my 2 sisters and my parents and I never missed not having another bathroom. Some of...

  • Miscellaneous
     9 Nov 2011 12:06 PM

      Re: Whats your favorite As Seen on TV product?
    I'd like to try the Genie bra, although I'm always wondering how a bra could be one size fits all. I doubt a bra that...

  • Miscellaneous
     3 Nov 2011 8:46 PM

      Re: Top 10 Things Not to Say to Your CF Friends!
    A parasite? OMG. Now that really is a kid hater! I work in a military environment and because people get posted all the time, we...

  • Miscellaneous
     3 Nov 2011 12:50 PM

      Re: Top 10 Things Not to Say to Your CF Friends!
    Another CF couple here. What I haven't seen on the list and get told frequently : "You don't want kids? So you must hate children?"...

  • Recipe Swap
     28 Oct 2011 12:50 PM

      Cooking Spaghetti Squash
    I just put the squash in the microwave, whole, for 20 minutes. You need to take a knife and make small cuts in the squash...

  • WB Zoo
     19 Oct 2011 6:43 AM

    Fleas!!! HELP!!
    Don't use the Hartz products, they're the worst. I second getting some Revolution from the vet. Make sure you use it for 3 months straight....

  • Home Life
     18 Oct 2011 6:17 AM

      Re: My duplex is for sale, need opinion on the pics
    It was VERY time consuming, which is why I'd never do it again ...

  • Home Life
     17 Oct 2011 12:16 PM

      Re: My duplex is for sale, need opinion on the pics
    iseesquared : I used a primer by BM first, then two coats of regular water based paint by BM (cloud white) also and I finished...

  • Home Life
     15 Oct 2011 6:03 PM

      Re: My duplex is for sale, need opinion on the pics
    To Moosehead : I painted the dining room table and chairs myself last year and reupholstered the chairs. They were a dark reddish wood before....

  • Home Life
     15 Oct 2011 6:00 PM

      Re: My duplex is for sale, need opinion on the pics
    Thank you all for the feedback, it's very appreciated. It's true that the angles aren't great; when we list with an agent, the pictures will...

  • Home Life
     14 Oct 2011 12:57 PM

      My duplex is for sale, need opinion on the pics
    As the title says, I just put my duplex up for sale yesterday (private sale, but will be going with an agent if nothing happens...

  • Home Life
     14 Oct 2011 12:43 PM

      Re: Buying a house in the winter
    Like RinaZ said, the homes in the Montreal area, both north of Mtl and on the South Shore (where I am) do sell better and...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Oct 2011 12:17 PM

      Re: Don't have pets, but do have fleas, help! .
    Like others have said, use the flea house spray (Zodiac is the one I used). If I remember right, fleas can "hibernate" when they're in...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Sep 2011 11:55 AM

      Re: Boots for big calves!
    Naturalizer wide shaft boots aren't big enough for a 16 inch calf or bigger. I got my boots at widewidths.com They have excellent customer service,...

  • Home Life
     23 Sep 2011 12:53 PM

    What questions to ask a realtor the 1st time...
    ...you meet them? We asked for 2 differents realtors to come to our duplex to assess the value of the house. Since it's the first...

  • Tube Talk
     21 Sep 2011 12:32 PM

      The New Girl - pilot episode
    I like the guy who doesn't know how to talk to women and screams instead. I also found Zooey Deschanel very funny. I'll definitely keep...

  • Home Life
     13 Sep 2011 10:20 AM

      Re: Home Inspection
    But you see, these are all points that I would have liked to know before I bought the house and these are the things that...

  • Home Life
     13 Sep 2011 6:58 AM

      Re: Home Inspection
    We're in Quebec. We got an inspection done when we bought our duplex. Obvious things came up, like the roof needed to be done (we...

  • Home Life
     1 Sep 2011 1:05 PM

      Would a pink shower be a dealbraker?
    We'll be listing our duplex soon and I need the honest opinion of all you wise ladies. I think our place looks good considering it's...

  • Home Life
     31 Aug 2011 6:39 AM

      Re: Forever Home- Must Have's
    We'll be listing our duplex soon and buying a new built. Since there is only my husband and I (and my 3 cats), we need...

  • Miscellaneous
     19 Aug 2011 12:43 PM

      Re: Do you ramble? Or get to the point?
    I get to the point with a little detail. For example : To the point : " I saw a man save someone's life today"...

  • Miscellaneous
     15 Aug 2011 1:24 PM

    National average for PSC tests
    Maybe some of you were able to easily find that information, but I thought I would share. After three years of searching and asking every...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Aug 2011 12:04 PM

      Re: SPIN - Phrases you Love
    "a little dumber and we'd have to water him twice a week" ...

  • Miscellaneous
     8 Aug 2011 6:52 AM

      Re: Spin - why don't you do what you want to do?
    I'm in the military. I work at an HQ level in an office and, after 10 years, I still love to come to work every...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Aug 2011 12:05 PM

      Re: If you could go to school for anything...
    If they were actually considered a real field of study, I'd probably want to study parapsychology or cryptozoology just for the fun of it. Then...

  • Home Life
     2 Aug 2011 12:35 PM

      Re: Vandalism...what would you do?
    After 6 years, we finally decided to move next summer (June 2012)because of vandalism and other incidents. Like the OP, we live in a a...

  • Miscellaneous
     28 Jul 2011 6:31 AM

      Learning a 3rd language by yourself : possible?
    My first language is French, my second is English. I'm entertaining the idea of learning to speak Spanish. Here's the thing : I don't want...

  • Miscellaneous
     20 Jul 2011 12:49 PM

      Re: Spin: Mental Illness
    I guess I'm one of the people that have a hard time with it and I'm probably going to be viewed as a heartless b...tch...

  • Miscellaneous
     20 Jul 2011 12:16 PM

      Re: Weird Aversions
    I hate when I'm barefoot and I step on a wet Kraft single slice plastic wrapper thingy. Or anything wet that shouldn't be on the...

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