We had a blast this past holiday season. We spent Christmas at my sister Ruby's house. It was nice because all of my family was at the table for some vietnamese style hot pot dinner. I do try and enjoy these yearly gatherings as much as possible because I know that it can't last. My wife and I had to dash over to Sid's house then to Ninang May's house. It was tough driving around in the eve of Christmas and I think I would have rather stayed in one place that night - my sister's house. During New Years, we hosted it at our new house. We had help from Ate Marlene and I'm so grateful for that because I didn't want my wife to get overworked. I did try to help as much as I could in the kitchen but having Ate Marlene around for the food preparation was paramount. Couldn't have done it without her. We had a lot of fun dancing and singing until the countdown. It was the biggest turnout for a long time and we are glad. Nice to start 2008 with family and friends.
Here is a review of a baseboard heater for use in your basement if you are in the market for one. I just thought I would write one up because of the hassle I had to go through with my initial choice for a heater. I bought the Honeywell HZ-515C baseboard heater at Canadian Tire for $59 back in August 2008. It was for the basement suite where our friends Gabriel and Natasha are. It worked well for medium to large rooms and was quiet which was a great selling feature. However, by April 2009, the unit had stopped working and I was forced to get it replaced. The replacement warranty was 3 years for these units and it was only 9 months of use. The replacement unit was fine until it stopped working again in March 2010. This was almost a full year of use but I wasn't impressed at this point. I went back to Canadian Tire and wasn't surprised to see that they no longer carry this model. Even if they did carry it, I would probably just pick a different model for the same amount which is w