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    Building a house โ€“ Not for the weak of heart! Part 1

    After 12 years in our old house, we had finally out grown it. The with two kids taking up the other two bedrooms in our three bedroom house, The Wife was forced to work in the living room (She works from home). This was a less than ideal situation to say the least. The plain truth was the house that we had come to love was no longer working for us. We had been casually searching ever since our Son…

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    Oh Canada! 2013 Trip โ€“ Tuesdayโ€™s Gone Again

    Not much happened on this day as it was just a travel day for us. Since Highway 1 was still closed due to washed out bridges, our 1.5 hour trip back to Calgary turned into a 5.5 hour round about trip back across unknown roads to get us to the airport. We managed to make there with plenty of time to spare, where we dropped of our very dirty adventure mobile for this trip. The mighty Toyota Camry who’s only…

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    The Mighty Merc โ€“ HP60 and 14 Bolt Refresh

    These are some of the โ€˜jewelsโ€™ of this build. While likely overkill for what Iโ€™ll wind up doing with this rig, I at least wonโ€™t have to worry (much) about something failing in one of them. The Dana 60 is a leftover from the Ranger part out. It had about 50,000 miles put on it since it was installed in that truck. It was built with 4.88โ€™s, Spartan locker, high steer, and the typical GM steering setup. You can read…