(Cowritten with my brother) At the height of the pandemic, we all grew accustomed to just about everything being virtual. Starting first with virtual meetings, then virtual training, virtual runs, … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Introduction
If you read my last series of posts on building my fourth doll house, you know that getting it built was just the first step. Following its completion and seclusion … Continue Reading Miniature Road Trip
Last weekend, 31 October 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of my “retirement.” I put that in quotes because while it is the fourth anniversary since I retired from full-time work, … Continue Reading Retirement – 4th Anniversary
Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – All Planked Out With the boat now fully planked, the last step before sealing and finishing the wood was to sand … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Fitting Out!
Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – Finally, Some Planking The instructions indicated that the planks were to be glued onto the sides of the boat overlapping the … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – All Planked Out
Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – Taking Shape After gluing on the cockpit side walls but before cementing the PVC floor in place or the other cockpit … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Finally, Some Planking
Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – Laying Down the Keel After the clamps had been in place for six days on the other side of the boat, … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Taking Shape
The first official step in building a large ship is the laying down of the keel, the spine or backbone to which the hull bulkheads will be attached. This event … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Laying Down the Keel
A late idea we considered for our trip was to rent e-bikes for exploring some of the great parks that Seattle boasts (and to work off some of the calories … Continue Reading BroGo – 2021 – Last Round
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