In October of 2020, having successfully maneuvered to pull off having one of our annual get togethers—our BroGo (Brothers Going on a trip together) as we call them, we were … Continue Reading BroGo – 2021 – First Round
This past summer, I took on another project for my in-town son and his family. In their new home, I previously painted their kitchen and hearth room, my granddaughter’s room, … Continue Reading More Kids’ Projects
It was several weeks ago I wrote about receiving this book, my dad’s Pastoral Record, when I was over in northwest Arkansas visiting my two sisters. In addition to documenting … Continue Reading How Many Sermons Did My Dad Write?
I owe the inspiration for this post to Betty at Chambersontheroad.com who posted a while back about a special vacation spot that she and her family had gone to for … Continue Reading Montreat – 20 Things to Do
I wrote earlier this year about the sad state of our fig tree in the backyard and how it had lost its original glory over the years. But writing about … Continue Reading Dependable Caladium Glory
I have written before about some of the challenges our pool has presented to me over the more than 20 years that I have been our year-round “pool boy”—year-round because … Continue Reading Pool Plight in a Pandemic
Several months ago, our youngest son asked us if we would accompany him and his family on a summer vacation to the Gulf Coast. Although he might not remember this, … Continue Reading Three Generation Summer Vacation
I recently wrote about my trip to Northwest Arkansas to ride bikes with my brother and sister—for the first time in at least 50 years. If you read that post, … Continue Reading Bike Upgrade
I have written several times about these boxes of my dad’s sermons that my oldest sister thankfully saved after his death in 2002, the first of which was when my … Continue Reading Roadmap to a Lifelong Career
Continued from SibSab – Redux Plan Our SibSab plan was, as always for all four of us to stay at the same hotel or house, this time my sister’s … Continue Reading SibSab – Redux Execution
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know I write each year about something called a “SibSab,” an abbreviation for a sibling sabbatical. On these SibSabs, just … Continue Reading SibSab – Redux Plan
This glorious fig tree has been a part of our backyard oasis for many years and its dense umbrella-like canopy reminds me of those similar looking trees from my favorite … Continue Reading Just a Shadow of its Former Glory
In 2014, three years before I retired, I wrote about a Lifetime of Music that I had enjoyed tracing the different genres and artists that I had gravitated to over … Continue Reading A World of Music
This is, no doubt, a question most everyone asks themselves as they approach retirement when the ties of having to live close to a physical workplace are finally severed and … Continue Reading Where to Retire to?
Continuation from First Reunion! Less than a month after our west coast visit to see our daughter and her family, we were winging it out to the west … Continue Reading Second Reunion!
As I was laboring in the heat last summer rebuilding our backyard deck, I kept wanting to figure out a way for us to better utilize this lower portion of … Continue Reading Dining Al Fresco