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Dan St. Yves

Humour columnist and author Dan St. Yves was licensed with Royal LePage Kelowna for 11 years. Check out his website at www.nonsenseandstuff.com.

How about Train Your Dog To Cha Cha day?

I think it might not be a bad idea to get ahead of the curve and try creating a new annual celebration to fill in the lag between all the others. Is there any valid reason we can’t have a Beach Ball Frisbee Day every year or Train Your Dog To Cha Cha holiday?

Dan St. Yves: End of summer, back to work quiz 2021

More recently I was going through an old folder on my computer (I must have scanned some of those original parchment copies somewhere along the way?) and came across this timely quiz from 2000.

Dan St. Yves: Farewell, family home!

For what feels like eons now, my family members and I have been working to clear out the various belongings my mother had to leave behind when she moved into an assisted living facility.

Dan St. Yves: Realtor theme songs

Years ago (back when cassette tapes were high-end audio recording options) I put together one or two collections of songs I considered “motivational music”.

Dan St. Yves: This Old House…with apologies to Bob Vila

The old family home predates drywall. I’m not sure what the actual walls are made of – a churned blend of chewing gum and newspapers?

Dan St. Yves: You’ve (still) got spam!

So, is spam just “junk mail” now? While the term is perhaps a bit tired, I miss the cartoon bubble that used to invoke above my head with an image of a can of Klik luncheon meat, or the even more iconic cooked pork Spam.

Dan St. Yves: Repairman by circumstance

I wish I was handy in a “Tim The Tool Man Taylor” sort of way. I’m much more of a “Tim The Bent & Broken Tool Bit” type when it comes to home maintenance capabilities.

Dan St. Yves: Size matters

Unlike your cat, you will not appreciate the sight of an empty cardboard file box in your former workspace.

Dan St. Yves: A 2021 real estate wish list

I’d like for one dream to be able to stop prefacing all these columns with a passing reference to COVID-19. Aside from wishing away that intrusion into life as we know it, I’ll offer up a few real estate specific New Year’s desires.
The spirit of giving was alive and well among members of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) this holiday season.

Dan St. Yves: The clothespin ornament

Gathering the fragments of the poor little figurine onto the kitchen table, Andy prayed that the particular brand of Krazy Glue he had in the workshop drawer worked.