Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / by Earl Gaddi
An ancient tradition, Halloween is a time of year for some to have a new beginning, for some to test their scare tolerance, for some to dress up and have fun, and is much to a dentist’s chagrin, an occasion causing an influx of cavity checks. It dates back centuries and adapted over time with newer traditions, doctrines, and activities. But how do Canadians enjoy Halloween? This is our guide to Halloween history, candy consumption, favourites, vintage offerings, for a safe and sane Halloween in Canada.
Halloween is an ancient and spiritual holiday that we continue to honour and celebrate today. The first celebrations date all the way back to the Celtic times with their festival of Samhain 2000 years ago. It was the eve of their New Year, November 1, and a way to ward off evil spirits before heading into a fresh year.
All Hallows’ Eve is another celebration where Halloween is derived from. It falls on October 31st and is the day prior to All Ha ...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 / by Earl Gaddi
From how we work to how we get food and socialize with friends and relatives, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on our lives. For those in the real estate sector, one of the most important developments has been the advent of open house live streaming and virtual tours.
In the spring of 2020, as coronavirus spread throughout Canada, in-person open homes were limited in some provinces, prompting more real estate professionals to take this vital part of the online sales process.
Although open houses are now permitted throughout the world, the pandemic continues, emphasising the importance of physical distances. With that said, it's no wonder that open houses live streams and virtual tours continue to play an important role for realtors and its clients. Here are some ideas on how to get your home ready for a live stream open house or a virtual tour.In order to align itself with these precautionary steps, we made a variety of adjustments to better represen ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / by Earl Gaddi
It's fair to assume that 2020 was a year of unpredictability and stress because of COVID-19. Back to school plans do not look any more exciting. Working from home has become a new standard for many, and it can be difficult for someone to adapt to this lifestyle. Put toddlers or school-aged children into a mix, and the ability to remain concentrated and complete administrative tasks can feel difficult.
If you're talking about sending your child back to school like a lot of Canadians, one thing to remember is how to make remote work more feasible while you have a child at home. While routine is a natural part of our daily lives, there are other concerns as you prepare your home for the school plan.
#1. Attempt to create a schedule
While it is often helpful to be flexible with your daily schedule, it can be counter-productive when it comes to working from home. For Elyssa Kirkham, creator of Brave Saver's finance blog, and her husband, the difference was a staggered schedule. ...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 / by Earl Gaddi
In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large amount of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking man who just so happened to fancy the daughter of the business owner.
He agreed to make a deal with the businessman that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. The catch, however, was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the daughter of the businessman.
Needless to say, this suggestion was met with a sense of disgust.
The loan-shark said he'd put two pebbles in a bag, one white and one black.
The daughter will have to get into the bag and pick up a pebble. If it were black, the debt would be washed out, but the loan-shark would marry her. If it were white, the debt would be washed out, too, so the daughter wouldn't have to marry the loan-shark.
Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the garden of the businessman, the loan-shark bent down and picked up ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / by Earl Gaddi
The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween.
In Canada, trick-or-treaters visit homes on Halloween to ask for candy.
My Treat: As a result of working with over 1,000 families over a 15-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and homebuyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home does not sell, we’ll buy it. Now that is how you turn a trick into a real treat.
My heart breaks for many young people and families who will not be able to enjoy this fun time of the year out trick or treating or going to Halloween parties.
As you know, tragedy falls on many in this life. Tragedies like sickness, cancers and other nasty diseases. We aim to do what we can to help kids who are unable t ...