Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Category: Family

  • Back in the house for good!

    Back in the house for good!

    197 days ago we started our house renovation. Today we moved back in for good. Finally. The place is far from done, and what is done is far from perfect, but none of that matters as much as having our own space. We’re getting pretty good at living in transition and the moving chaos isn’t […]

  • Back to Chatelherault

    Back to Chatelherault

    In between house stuff we explored our favorite park today. It’s been almost a year since our last visit. A much needed summer respite.

  • Ice cream, bike rides, house work (our simple summer so far)

    Ice cream, bike rides, house work (our simple summer so far)

    Today was the first day since sometime in May it felt like summer. It got a little past 21 (70 Fahrenheit) and that felt SO GOOD! We’re just past a week into the kid’s summer holidays, so we’re in the groove now. Here are some pics that are typical of what our days are like. […]

  • My new running companions

    My new running companions

    For my birthday I received a running lead (leash) so that I could take our dog Rubee out with me on my runs. In addition to running with Rubee twice this weekend, I also just had my first run together with the kids (and my wife). As an ardent solo runner for years, it is […]

  • Thanks for always taking us outdoors Dad (happy Father’s Day)

    Thanks for always taking us outdoors Dad (happy Father’s Day)

    It’s Father’s Day and I spent a big chunk of the day outside with the kids. It’s hard sometimes to get the kids out of the house (after all, the weather here isn’t always conducive) but I love it and try to make it a priority as much as possible. Anything outdoors > anything indoors. […]

  • TIL: I can use an Xbox controller with my iPhone (to play Minecraft) 🤯

    TIL: I can use an Xbox controller with my iPhone (to play Minecraft) 🤯

    Today I learned that I could use my Xbox controller with my iPhone. Why would I want to do this, you ask? Because Minecraft, that’s why.

  • The baby bird irruption

    The baby bird irruption

    We’ve been watching a birdhouse in the back garden for the past several weeks as mom bird and dad bird (?) go endlessly in and out. Lately, there had been a chorus of little chirps coming from the house. Baby birds! Maybe three we thought, based on our expert analysis of those chirps. Well, just […]

  • A spin around the playground

    A spin around the playground

    Why so serious? Some days, you just need to goof off and go to the playground. Maybe this is one of those days?