For years lottery homes have been a common way for certain charitable organizations to raise a large amount of funds. My wife and I enjoy checking out these lottery homes, seeing the different designs, construction techniques, materials and debating what we like/dislike about a particular home. We often buy tickets on them. In the past couple of years, as our children are … [Read more...] about An alternative for Edmonton lottery homes
The horror and devastation we’re seeing in Haiti after a massive earthquake leveled so much of the country barely a week ago is almost unimaginable. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a country hit so hard by an earthquake and Haiti is hardly a country equipped to deal with a crisis of this magnitude. What really surprised me is how so many of the buildings in Haiti crumbled … [Read more...] about Haiti: looking ahead to reconstruction
Is it possible to go off-grid in the city? It’s a question I’ve pondered for years. When I lived in B.C. I didn’t take it quite as seriously, but moving to Alberta, I have. When I look at my utility bills it’s a little frustrating. I actually get charged for water drainage based on the number of square feet of my lot? Really? Epcor manages the groundwater too? And gas. The … [Read more...] about Can you go off-grid in the city?