My first house – Buying in a Boomtown

My first house

By summer 2013 I was working in the construction industry for two and a half years. I also worked exclusively in northern Alberta in the most booming town in all of Canada, Fort McMurray. There’s a lot criticism about Fort McMurray both good and bad, but it has been nothing but good to me up to this point.

I was in the region for a university work-term during the economic meltdown in 2008. I saw billions of dollars’ worth of projects shutdown almost instantly.  But that was 5 years earlier and the town’s housing situation was still recovering. Surely, it couldn’t drop more right?
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Funny Engrish Signs

Funny Engrish Signs

One of my favorite parts about travelling through parts of Asia were the English translations on signs and the grammar/context. I’m from a small east coast town myself so I can’t talk  much about grammar and spelling without being a hypocrite but who doesn’t like some good Engrish?
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