Little Baby B

We’ve been basically shouting it from the rooftops, but I haven’t posted about it on here, but Annie is pregnant. It is still very early days, and we are seven weeks from that twelve-week “safety” point, but just like with Lily, we want to celebrate this baby from now until forever. With the support and […]

Transitioning Fortrus to WordPress

When I took the position with Fortrus Financial, I knew that it was going to take some energy and time to remember all the intricacies of Joomla, the content management system that Fortrus Financial had been using. I have used Joomla a few times before, and like Drupal, I find it lacking. The community seems […]

My Grandma’s Celebration of Life

It has been a week since the Celebration of Life for my grandma, Sandra Adams, in Kingston so I wanted to write some of it out so that there is a record from my perspective. When Annie and I arrived at Rotary Park with my second cousin, Jason, I grabbed my camera and walked over […]

Building Out My Family Tree: Part 2

Today, I wanted to give an example of my process from start to finish to show what I do to find people, sometimes successfully, and sometimes unsuccessfully to expand my family tree. I am going to start with Johann Conradt, he’s long since passed away, so I don’t think he’ll mind. My first step is […]

Building Out My Family Tree

For a while now, I’ve been working on my family tree. It has been one of those background pursuits that I spent an hour or two on each year until recently my sister-in-law invited me to add to the one she had been working on. Since then, the family tree has gone from around two […]

Timing of Depression

It is Mental Health Week in Canada. I’ve spoken a bit about this before, but I don’t suffer from situational depression. I have a chemical imbalance in my brain that is persistent. This means that having a bad day at work or having something bad in my life doesn’t cause bouts of depression. Unfortunately, this […]

Anxiety Triggers

It is Mental Health Week in Canada. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. Basically, that means that I worry a more than most people about nearly everything. Day to day, I’m able to mostly keep it under control, and sometimes even use it as a drive to push me forward. An example would be that […]