Friday, April 12, 2019

Woohoo! More Maple Syrup!

I'm super excited!  I collected my largest harvet of maple sap yet.  Here's batch #4 of my maple cooking. 



Monday, April 8, 2019

2010 - 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander - Replacing Daytime Running Lights

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Checking on the Maple Tap (Part 3)... Making Syrup!

Mother Nature has declared the arrival of spring!    I'm making syrup!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Microsoft Wireless Mouse Repair

For several years I've been using a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and mouse combo.  The Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 is a comfortable mouse to hold and slides smoothly.  but my mouse wheel started falling apart.

The mouse wheel started to get sticky and would stretch as I tried to use it.   time to take it apart and fix it.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kid's Birthday Party.....

My daughter turns 6 next month, and she's got grand hopes and ideas for her birthday party. If she knew how to use the phone and pay the bills, I'm sure she'd have the house re-mortgaged and the party planned already.

Fact of the matter is.  I'm in no mood to spend $300 to organize a 90 minute birthday party for my daughter and her little friends..... So.... I'm running through some ideas for the birthday party.


Bowling.
6 years old., I think that the kids may be a little too small for bowling.  But, it's definitely it was a favorite in my youth.

Swimming Party
There are several pools that the city rents out for parties.  Definitely something to consider.

Renting a bouncer
we have a big back yard.  Renting a bouncer would definitely be a fun event for the kids.  We could BBQ hotdogs for the kids and they could all have a blast, but it's a $200.00  rental.

Humane Society
The Humane society hosts kid's birthday parties.  This is kinda cool as they bring pets into the room for little kids to play with.  the money they raise goes to a good cause also.  


MiniGolf
As bowling... I think 6 may be a little young for minigolf, but something to consider for the future years.

Any other ideas???

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The beauty industry the most overpriced industry around????

You ladies get taken to the cleaners!

I was shocked! 

My wife sent me into Superstore to pick up some cream.  I walked past the face creams, I noticed the shiny new price tags SuperStore's been using.  Fully equiped with price per litre, or Price per kilogram, I was completely shocked as to what the true cost is of your beauty items.

This is an example of the Olay ProX Restore Eye Cream.  I think it comes in a small tub at $50.00 + tax.  However the per Litre cost of this item is $1332.67  That's freaking robbery!

It gets worse.....

This is the Prox Wrinkle treatment.  That horrific word WRINKLES!  I remember when we loved wrinkles.  They were cute, furry little stuffed animals that every girl and many boys wanted to cuddle with at night.  In fact I still have my wrinkles from my childhood, and now my kids love him.

This Olay ProX "Deep wrinkle Treatment" retails per litre for $1666.33.

In 2003 Goldman Sachs estimated the skin care portion of the beauty market was worth an estimated $24 billion.  They anticipated a 7% growth annually.  If that had held constant, by 2013 that industry would've been worth an estimated $47.2 billion.1

But there was a recession... a housing market crash and unemployment is at a high.... So, vanity of the aging beauties must've taken a hit too right?

WRONG!

On August 28th, 2012, GCI published an article that wrote, "The skin care category has been the cornerstone of beauty and personal care for the past 15 years. It even grew during the global recession, adding a further $15 billion between 2007 and 2011 to reach a value of $96.5 billion"2

Just think of this ladies.  And guess what....Us men... We are aging with you!  In my mid/late 30s now, I'm not ashamed to say that when I surf the internet looking girlie pics.  I'm looking at my age group, not the 19 year old.

You are beautiful.  Embrace the aging.  You are not the age you look, but rather the age you act and feel.  So let loose, and enjoy life.  Use the cash you're not spending on what beauty insiders tell you to buy and have fun with it...  If your fun is to play the markets.... I'd suggest the beauty market, as we've proven that the industry grows as our population ages, with no regard to economic downturns.






1. http://www.economist.com/node/1795852
2. http://www.gcimagazine.com/marketstrends/segments/skincare/167697355.html