Sun Tree Spa, Round 3: The Swedish Massage

Waking up from a short nap, I looked up at my wife with a kinked neck “what time is it?” She looked down at from her book and responded, “a few minutes until a quarter til the hour, why?” SHIT!! Were Late!! … went through my mind as my cellphone started vibrating and dancing across…

SURPRISE it’s YOUR Birthday!

Every one of us until the end of time will have an annual day where we get to “celebrate” the day we were born. There are literally hundreds of thousands of ways to spend your time on this special day. Some people choose to take the day off work, others wait to have quality time…

Sun Tree Spa, Round 2: The Facial

“Are you ready Aaron?” Emma asked as I re-entered the spa waiting room. “Sort of,” I replied in a sarcastic I don’t know what’s coming next tone. She picked up on my hesitation then says, “there’s nothing to worry about. Do you know your skin type?” I shake my head no. “No worries, I will…

Sun Tree Spa, Round 1: The Pedicure

“Hello I’m Andrea and she’s Emma, we will be taking care of you this afternoon,” she said followed by, “Shauna you’ll be with me and Aaron with Emma.” They both smiled then picked up our clipboards and forms to read our health history prior to the treatments beginning. Whilst walking down the hallway Emma asked…

Walking Down Moose Jaw’s Main Street

After double duty in the underground tours we parted ways with a bottle of Smoking Gun hot sauce made with ghost peppers, garlic, vinegar and spices. Also we picked up a postcard depicting the Dominion Lands Office in 1908 which today is where the Tunnels of Moose Jaw operates out of. Between the two tours…

The Truth About Moose Jaw’s Underground Tunnels

To begin the excitement today we booked two tours, The Chicago Connection about prohibition in the 1920’s and the famous Chicago gangster Al Capone. Then a break until we went underground again to learn about Bunker 24, the cold war and the fight against communism. The first thing you need to understand about these tours…

Where Does a Seven Hour Drive East Take You to in Saskatchewan?

This morning my eyes POPPED OPEN at an unknown hour until I reached out for the phone turning it over to reveal 6:49am. Too soon for this vacation head to move from the comfortable bed. Rolling over face back into pillow I feel asleep for another forty-five minutes. Around seven-thirty, I rolled out of the…

Do You Have an Affiliate Marketing Mentor?

Its probably been said one-million times before that you should get yourself an excellent mentor and follow their guidance on how-to become the object of your wildest desires. The obvious first step is figuring out whom these “mentors” are going to be? What skills do they have to provide guidance? How are they going to…

Outlining Your Plans to Become an Affiliate Marketer

The very first thing anyone whose peddling the idea behind Affiliate Marketing informs you is the success rate of an Affiliate is less than 10%. This means 90% of people who attempt Affiliate Marketing are failing. Why? It is probably not from a lack of trying. Fair enough. What’s ironic for us though, is we…

One Thousand Entries for Twenty Bucks; 50/50 Are You For Real?

Seriously 50/50 has become an explosive fundraising event here in the Capital City of Alberta. Our province and its residents have gone ape shit krazy about the chance to win a fifty-percent pot. A few years back in 2019 the 50/50 was spread across an online fundraising page. The page had 10,000 hits every second….

Year Two Cost of Ownership; Its a Taco Anniversary!

Damn! Its been another 365-days which have blown past without any elongated road trips to talk about! This pandemic really needs to end, then we’ll pack up Franken-Taco for a long legged road trip out to Manitoba to stretch his proverbial legs and wrack-up some good kilometres driven. If it’s not evident, I’m still a…

It’s Officially Official Day; DNA is Alive!

Hello Friends of the Internet, Today we are proud to announce on Canadian Family Day we ripped off the bandaid here at jacksoncrabb.wordpress.com by purchasing a NEW flashy domain name… Distracted in Alberta James and myself (Aaron) have been working on getting our proverbial stuff together over the past couple of years to bring Distracted…

A New Era of Digital Assets; Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

Have you heard of this digital craze that started back in 2009 by some programmers? They named the thing they were building “crypto currency” and specifically Bitcoin. Have you heard of that? Have you invested in it, or one of the similar new era currencies? Do you understand how crypto currency operates? Does the whole…

A Simple Calculation to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

For many people they pay a financial advisor to assist them with rebalancing their portfolio and for some rebalancing a portfolio may sound like a complex number of calculations. However I am here to show you a simple calculation that I use when rebalancing my portfolio every year. If you don’t know what rebalancing a…

South Facing Windows Are a Blessing for Heating a House

The week went by in a flash and before we knew it we were sitting in the Tacoma driving East along Whitemud headed towards the northeast corner of the city. Idly we chatted about how fast the week flew by then we sat in silence enjoying the sounds of Colin James, 40 Light Years. On…

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A Review of Aspirations in Twenty Twenty-One

SUPER GREAT IDEAS Three hundred and sixty-one days ago I wrote an article about why Goals are Important; That’s Why You Should Set Them Annually, and today I’ve been reviewing this article as well as the 10-goals which were penned inside the light blue notebook with the gold embossed lettering: SUPER GREAT IDEAS. This afternoon…

Show Homes in SW Edmonton

After my initial review on Monday of the Altius property that Shauna had found, I spoke to her about the other property I found a mere five minutes away from that location on the SW side of Edmonton. We determined Friday night would be best for a viewing and comparison of the show homes. Briefly…

An Unexpected Stop in Glenridding

Right blinker on, I pulled the steering wheel turning south and drove 500m to the parking lot yanked another right and headed for a parking space. There they stood five stylish townhomes standing side-by-side all assembled in their brightly painted facades. Locking the truck, I nearly sprinted across the lot to the front door. Hand…

Living with Your Decisions

Have you ever made a decision you were one-hundred percent sure of at the time then several months after living with said decision you realized maybe that was not exactly what you had in mind? This is that story. Back in January 2012 we returned from teaching English in South Korea. We found a modest…

How to Avoid Tourists? And Enjoy the Hiking in Western Canada

Recently, a good friend from down south of the border reached out to ask the inevitable question when traveling to a fellow friend’s country… “what are the best places to go hiking in Vancouver? and where are some good places to eat?” followed by “can you advise us on the same in Banff? Oh Yeah……

The Midnight Following of a Red Giant

Last night I decided to take myself outside and look for stars using the app known as stellarium. Then I went with my Celetron binoculars and began looking at the only star that I could see inside the clouded sky What was interesting is using stellarium I was able to determine that the only star…

Tires; When Should You Change Them Out?

Realistically FrankenTaco will not require a new set of “shoes” until 2023 or later as long as they do not get a pesky puncture or run amok in the dirty potholes of life. From regular wear and tear, I’m told I should get around 120,000 to 150,000 kilometres on the current set of Yokohama Country…

Finding a Quality Piece of Wood

Last year, maybe even the one before that my father-in-law used to talk nonstop about pieces of wood. The grains, each pattern, each ring, the weight of a piece of wood, where it came from, its literal origins and oh so much more. Enough to give a guy an ulcer. One afternoon on a warm…