Sunday 29 March 2015

2015 Spring Cottage Life Show

Had a great time at the 2015 Spring Cottage Life Show at the The International Centre yesterday.

Met up with Larry & Dana K. for a bit, it was great to see them again. Met Vera P., it was a pleasure to finally meet her. I even ran in to my cousin and her husband. You never know who you will see that a Cottage Life Show.

Entered the draw for a stand up paddle board at the FOCA booth. Had a good chat with Terry, Michelle, and Tracy from FOCA. Talked to someone from Cade Insurance learned some some more about cottage insurance.

Saw 3 great presentations: Terry Rees (FOCA) on Bio Diversity at the cottage. Jim Caruk on Steel Roofing. Rob Davis on Septic systems. Learned a lot. There were many more presentations to see but those were the 3 I picked.

There is a great exhibit by the Ontario MNR. Seeing a baby sturgeon was cool. Asian Carp are scary.

Picked up lots of great information on a lot of subjects.

Found a great new cottage board game called UPSET and was shown how to play by one of the inventors. Looking forward to playing it at the cottage.

Be prepared for lots of walking. Cottage Life Show

Friday 27 March 2015

Hydro rates going up?

Hydro rates going up

Now word that hydro rates are going up.
The average customer in Ontario will pay another 137 dollars for electricity next year. CHAY

Monday 16 March 2015

Simple ways to protect your home or cottage from spring flooding

Simple ways to protect your home or cottage from spring flooding Cottage Life Blog.

Some great ideas/tips, best to start now before there is a problem.

Tuesday 10 March 2015


MARCH 27 - 29, 2015

Warm up and chill out at the Spring Cottage Life Show!

Meet more than 575 exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more.

It’s our 22nd annual kick-off to summertime fun and we can’t wait to see you at our cottage!

Show Dates/Hours
Friday, March 27, 2015 – 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 10:00am–5:00pm Cottage Life

I am thinking of going on the Saturday, anyone else thinking of going?

Sunday 1 March 2015

How to downsize your stuff for a move to the cottage

How to downsize your stuff for a move to the cottage

The time is finally here—you’re packing up your city life, leaving the concrete jungle behind, and making the cottage your permanent home. The only thing now standing between you and the loons on the lake is packing. And, if you’re like most people, your cottage is smaller than your house, which means before you pack, you have to downsize.

Here’s how to make the process easy and efficient. Cottage Life Blog

Good blog post, some good ideas. Works if your cottage is full already. One of my project this year is to downsize a lot of the stuff at the cottage. The main issue is finding the time.