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by Colibri
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Architecture / Environmental Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Architecture / Environmental Engineering

Hello, I work in architecture here in Canada. Just my 2 cents of advices : Depending if you work for a big firm or self-employed, being an architect is about 25% design \ creative work and about 75% of researching and project management (dealing with crooked contractors, difficult clients, fighting ...
by Colibri
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 26
Views: 5082

Re: What is your favorite legume?

Chickpea and great northern bean are the main two I eat and like. Chickpea masala, yummy ! and I really enjoy making French-Canadian "bine" in maple syrup with great northern bean. So satisfying after a long day x-c skiing (I know, I know winter is over) Black bean and rice "à la mexican" is quite g...
by Colibri
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 24051

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

@Colibri: Happy to hear you were mistaken about rejection due to frugality. However, I still think it would be very ERE to rescue a sweater from under some rotting stuff as long as you wore gloves and washed it before wearing. I actually did it once. It was not a sweater but a beautifully hand craf...
by Colibri
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 24051

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

Are.... do you mean the landfil? Or "dumpster diving' from a clothing store? Can you share more about this? Even as an open-minded ERE'er, I would be quite surprised if a date puts an image in my mind of her scrounging around the county dump. (I had to go to one a few times for work, and, man, I wo...
by Colibri
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 24051

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

JennyPenny, DutchGirl, Sclass, Chenda, EdithKeeler are all very active. Im sure there are many more either just not coming to mind or that don't indicate they are women in their name or posts. I am a woman and actively pursuing ERE. Althought I don't post regurlarly, I come on the forum many times ...
by Colibri
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Unintended Consequences of Carbon Taxes or the Real Deal
Replies: 21
Views: 5649

Re: Unintended Consequences of Carbon Taxes or the Real Deal

It is likely a scam in my humble opinion but at the same time if things like gas price and electricity climb, I am hopeful (naive?) that it will force people to re-evaluate their consumption (lower). People don't change until you touch their wallet. Perhaps, no more jumping in your F-150 to go get b...
by Colibri
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Going without a fridge
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Going without a fridge

@Loner, smartypants ! and yes I have seen "la glacière" in older Montreal apartments. I know they worked well. But I have no idea how they were able to lift all that ice on 2nd floor apartments... Would be easier to collect snow instead of ice for me, I am too far from a lake. Some very keen individ...
by Colibri
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Going without a fridge
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Going without a fridge

Hello, My 2 years old fridge recently ended at the local dump. "Toasted" was the word from the only certified fridge repairman in town. I was so disgusted. This was an apartment size fridge, rated "green" for low electricity consumption. Now it is being pooped on by the local ravens. Did I said I wa...
by Colibri
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 412
Views: 96919

Re: the animal's journal

@the animal I am in your geographic region, more precisely in the Yukon Territory. If you want to write, there is an arts and entertainment newspaper here that is constantly looking for new writers, they only have freelancers. I wrote a few articles for them, they are easy to deal with and very open...
by Colibri
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I replaced my hot water tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: I replaced my hot water tank

@Jacob I do rinse shampoo off my hair with cold water from time to time. I used to do it almost everytime. Not sure why I stopped. The small tank is the next step, and maybe I could graduate to cold shower later. @IlliniDave I looked into other options, including switching to on-demand tankless hot ...
by Colibri
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I replaced my hot water tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

I replaced my hot water tank

Hello, I just want to share my experience with replacing my 20 years old electric hot water tank with a much smaller unit. The replacement is not done yet, I will book a plumber in early September. The big change comes from switching from a 185L (49 USga) tank with two 3000w upper and lower(busted) ...
by Colibri
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Did you meet you two ? I thought the meeting would not happen since Lydz didn't respond (but she did later) and Flamen "My humor is ranges from peculiar to strange" didn't sound positive. I stopped looking at the forum for a bit and had a family gathering on the 27th. Now I am back home in the North...
by Colibri
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Cirque du soleil ?

Thanks for the suggestions Flamen, I hope we will hear from Lydz shortly. I am going on a canoeing trip for the rest of the week, back on the 21st. I could make it work for the 22nd or the 27th.
by Colibri
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

flamen wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:10 pm
If we keep shaking the tree then, eventually, enough people will fall into a meetup :)
Hello,

I am in Montreal right now, quite happy to organize a meetup, Lydz was interested, any other ones ?
by Colibri
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

What about Flamen, back in hibernation ?

I am not familiar with good meeting place in Montreal anymore, so maybe you could suggest something ? Also, any subjects you want to discuss in particular ?
by Colibri
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Alright, So I am not flying through Ottawa anymore, here I come Air Canada. Sorry Demosthenes. Will be in Montreal from July 10th to July 30th with a canoeing trip between July 14th and July 22nd, wedding on July 28th. Anyone interested for a meetup sometime between July 23rd and July 27th ? will be...
by Colibri
Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

@Demosthenes. I am afraid to not have much time between the time the plane arrive in Ottawa and the car ride to Montreal, same thing on my way back home. @Lydz. Looks like I will be in Montreal starting somewhere around July 9th to August 1st. I migth go on an one week canoeing trip sometime between...
by Colibri
Mon May 28, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup - September 15
Replies: 37
Views: 8657

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Sure, I am actually shopping for flights these days. I need to pick between Air Canada all the way to Montreal with no checked luggage or flying with the local airline (very generous luggage allowance) to Ottawa and then get a car ride the same day to Montreal. Both options are the same price. I am ...
by Colibri
Sun May 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Single ERE Guy in MD Looking for Girl
Replies: 10
Views: 2544

Re: Single ERE Guy in MD Looking for Girl

Would you come in the frozen north ? :shock: