Tribute – Alan Thicke

I was watching the 5:00 pm news when it was announced that Alan Thicke had passed away today from a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. Alan Thicke was born in Canada and has ties here still. On December 3rd he was here in my province of British Columbia to accept the Icon …


Reblog – Our electric heaters can’t keep up, but we have an air conditioner!

An air conditioner AND heater? Sounds good to me!


A Tony Of All Trades

The temperature outside is only barely below freezing, but the electric heaters in our townhouse are having a hard time keeping up (currently 2 degrees below the set temp, and falling).  Luckily we bought an air conditioner about a year and a half ago.  But as you may have guessed, this is no ordinary air conditioner.  It is a DeLonghi Pinguino portable 4-in-1 with heat pump!  (may not be the exact same model we have)

Yes, it does keep us cool in the summertime, but I waited years before they finally came up with a reversible unit that would heat as well as cool, and this is the first one I found and it works great!  They say:

The AN140HPEWKC Portable Air Conditioner has a maximum cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU/hour and a WHISPER COOL function to provide 50% less sound power for a quieter cool. Perfect for rooms…

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Blogmas 2016 – An Unconventional Christmas!

Day 13  In December 2003 I went in for surgery and was in the hospital about five days. When I came out I was feeling pretty well; however, I think I overdid things just a little bit and was back at the hospital with a slight complication one week before Christmas. The doctor put me on bedrest …

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