I must admit that I have had what to many sports car enthusiasts would consider blasphemous thoughts—considerations of buying a car with automatic transmission. In the 40+ years that I … Continue Reading A Stick? Or Not.
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?
I wrote earlier this fall about my 1994 Mazda Miata reaching the significant milestone of “classic” car status. But turns out, my 2002 Mazda Miata, affectionately known as the Fireball … Continue Reading A New Top!
This fall, I finally got my wife’s 2006 Vespa repaired so it could be driven again. And as I was taking her out for a test spin to make sure … Continue Reading Rejuvenated Vespa
October 31st 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of my retirement from full-time employment in the pharmaceutical industry. And I have to say I’ve been loving it! For the remainder of 2017, … Continue Reading I’m Loving It!
One of the things that I wanted to do once I retired was to get back to biking. I actually have a fairly nice bike that I got as … Continue Reading Back To Biking
Never did I imagine when I excitedly completed the purchase of this slightly used 1994 Mazda Miata in December of 1996 that I would still be driving her almost 22 … Continue Reading A Classic!
One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
On the start of my fourth day tiling, this was what the countertop looked like. I had finally reached the point where I would be installing a number of uncut … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part B)
In August my wife and I flew out to Seattle to spend a week helping our daughter with her four-year old and 7-month old boys while our son-in-law was out … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part A)
The rain I had encountered on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) continued in Asheville but it wasn’t going to stop me from visiting my favorite place on Earth—Montreat! I can’t … Continue Reading Road Trip – Third Leg!
This was the part of the journey I had been looking forward to ever since we planned the trip. I got up early Wednesday morning and headed north. After driving … Continue Reading Road Trip – Second Leg!
Two of the things that have been on my post-retirement “Want to do” list from last year are take a road trip and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP). At … Continue Reading Road Trip – First Leg!
On one of my recent trips to San Francisco, I had a new travel experience; one I had not had before—being caught in a traffic jam while still on the … Continue Reading Air Travel Nightmares