November 2010

Disarmament Made Easy

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 in Musings

I was out walking my dog yesterday, and since it was 4 pm on November 28 in Canada, it was getting dark already.

A young man was approaching me on the path. He had a dark hood over his head and long dark hair.  His eyes were focused on the ground.  He looked if not menacing then, at the very least, brooding.

As I often do in these situations – unless m...

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The Dreaded “P” Word in Montreal Real Estate: Pyrite

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in Buying

You’ve found the perfect home for you and your family. You and the seller have come to an agreement on price.  And as a responsible home buyer, you get the property inspected.  While in the garage, and then in the basement, the inspector says, “Hmmmm, those cracks in the floor may be due to pyrite. Better get it tested to know for sure.”

At this point...

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