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That's been me the last few days, as I've slowly come to the realization that it may be easier to rent a place in TO in the short term rather than buy right away. I always told myself I'd never rent again, but it seems like the quickest option to get down there and settled while dealing with selling my current house. It's such a tricky situation to be in right now, and we are also looking at possibly buying a new build, which wouldn't be ready until next year anyways.

Here's the thing. It's July and hot right now, but any further delays could mean not moving until the snow flies. Up here, that's a risky prospect considering it's a move 4 hours away, not to mention it would be harder to sell this place in the winter. (Flails arms wildly)
 

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Here's the thing. It's July and hot right now, but any further delays could mean not moving until the snow flies. Up here, that's a risky prospect considering it's a move 4 hours away, not to mention it would be harder to sell this place in the winter. (Flails arms wildly)
Don't worry too much about timing your move. As a former traveling man, I can tell you from experience that this is a law of nature: every move must occur on either the hottest or the coldest day of the year.
 

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Yep, I think every move my family has ever made has been during the heat of summer (granted summer is like 18 months long here in Florida but still). Except that time we moved right around the (winter) holidays. Idk about the buyer's market, but I know as a renter the summer is when most of the rental properties become available, with a significantly smaller availability happening around the end of the year. Probably has a lot to do with families not wanting to move and make their kids switch schools in the middle of the school year.
 

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I'm sure people have seen me mention I have sleep issues. From apnea, to insomnia, to paralysis, I've had it all. One constant over the years has been full technicolour, big budget dreams. Last night, I had a dream so bizarre that I texted a buddy the story first thing in the morning so I wouldn't forget it. I quote...

"Inexplicable dream last night. I was acting on a CBC sketch comedy show in the mid-1970's. It was called the, get this, Johnny Bucyk Show. It was filmed live in what looked to be Union Station. I was frustrated the whole time because I had no script. One sketch involved me going to a bar, ordering a drink, and the bartender drinks it. The only line I remember. "This guy is CRAZY!" Another sketch, four of us are robbing a store, two of us are using bad sycophantic German accents. "They havingen no moneyen!" I whisper to the other guy... "This show really needs a script."

I've had Toronto on the brain lately, so I guess that part makes sense. Not sure why Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk had a sketch show though.
 

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:D I'd love to get texts like that first thing in the morning. I'd read them over a cup of coffee like a daily devotional. Awesome way to greet the day.
My buddy didn’t find it as amusing as I did. I think once I start texting him these regularly he’ll come around.

That is a pretty amazing dream, but somehow I could totally imagine this show having happened.
I know, right? That was my thought. Right down to the hacky sketch premises. It was disturbingly believable.
 

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My neighbour, locally renowned for yelling for her cats at both midnight and 6am, just told the squirrels in the backyard to shut-up.

They did.
 

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I'm a chronic Facebook disabler. I'll shut down my account frequently, usually when I feel I'm on there too much or it irritates me unnecessarily. I was just about to disable my account yet again, but decided against it. I kind of feel like staying there and watching it die slowly.

I know, I know...it probably won't be another Myspace. But still...it seems to be headed in that direction.
 

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Facebook seems to be intent on wrecking itself. Not that I necessarily care, something else would take it's place I'm sure. I just think it's super annoying how the algorithm works. I won't see posts from people I communicate with frequently, especially family. It makes no sense.

Also, when I 'like' a page, it means I want to see their posts. I don't see anything from some pages. When I ran my band pages on there, out of 500 people that liked one page they would show it to 5-10 people. You basically had to pay to boost your posts to get it into the timeline. I decided to shut them all down, and just keep my 'label' page open.
 

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The good ol gal from Georgia is the one I’m just cringing about!!!!

Did you see the last season with the guy that is going into the middle of the rainforest for his gal? It shows how in-depth bat shit crazy this guy is! He seems almost normal this season.
 
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