About me!

My name is Annet M, and I am my dad's daughter. 

My dad is a Dutch immigrant to Canada that has a mechanical background but he can also plumb and build and fix gas lines and weld and make or fix just about anything. Except computers - his technique to turn off mom's computer is to unplug it!

Dad found out in March 2015 that he has Stage 4 cancer in his belly / abdomen / colon. He found out while working on my bedroom renovation upstairs - he was so weak he could hardly climb the stairs at my house (yet still working away) and so we finally got him to go to the doctor. Turns out his hemoglobin was so low he should've been unconscious. And he was renovating. So that shows you how tough he is. 

I am a Dutch-Canadian-Australian. My husband Kirk is Australian and after living in Australia for 11 years, we moved back to Canada in August 2012 and are still settling into life here. He's not a reno fan but he tolerates it and occasionally has some input.

We originally bought a house in Thunder Bay (Ontario) and I renovated almost every single room - then we sold it and moved a to semi-rural house which is weirdly closer to most places because it is off the main highway. It was built in 1940s and has some original features, but other fun stuff like painted wallpaper and glued tiles over solid maple flooring. But the land is beautiful. 

I want to document some of the changes.
Plus, I like to make cards, so some of this will be that. 
Thanks for visiting!