Now that the summer is officially over and our swimming season has drawn to a close, I thought I would look back at the wonderful time we had this summer … Continue Reading Summer Swimming 2022
After having built a doll house for each of my two granddaughters and one for my sister’s grandchildren, my miniature home construction clientele went in a different direction—building a doll … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister – 1st Phase
This year, 2022 marks 30 years that I have been running and I have my wife to thank for getting me started all those years ago. My wife had begun … Continue Reading Running Milestone
I have written many times before about travelling to Amsterdam, a city that I have visited over 30 times. The reason for all of my trips has been to teach … Continue Reading Amsterdam Ever Again?
Do you happen to have a home with a separate, formal dining room? If so, do you frequently use it? My wife and I have been married for over 40 … Continue Reading When is a Dining Room Not a Dining Room?
It is hard to believe but as of August of this year, we have owned our midtown condo for ten years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this was a … Continue Reading Our Condo – 10th Anniversary
Early in July, we had the joy of welcoming home our daughter and her family. It was the first time they had been home since our youngest son’s wedding in … Continue Reading Homecoming, Long Overdue!
Last year, I wrote about a three-generation vacation that we took with our youngest son and his family to Orange Beach, AL, a vacation that reminded me of the three-generation … Continue Reading Another Three Generation Vacation
I was very excited to get started working on this balsa wood model airplane, the first one for me to build in at least 50 years. For anyone unfamiliar with … Continue Reading Sopwith Camel – Building the Frames
Continued from: SibSab – A New Beginning? Early Saturday morning the four of us got up to drive down to Texas where our last living uncle lives. While my sisters … Continue Reading SibSab – A Long Overdue Visit
Last year, one of the SibSabs (Sibling Sabbatical) we had was a biking trip to Northwest Arkansas where our two sisters live. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided … Continue Reading SibSab – A New Beginning?
It was three years ago that I wrote about my 2002 red Mazda Miata reaching a milestone of 100,000 miles, only the second car I have ever owned to reach … Continue Reading Also, No Longer a Teenager!
The whoosh that I had heard while driving was the tonneau cover taking flight off the truck bed. I had noticed the headwinds and crosswinds had increased significantly as we … Continue Reading Doll House Delivery – Success!
If you followed my multi-part blog series on building a dollhouse for my sister’s grandchildren, you know it didn’t just end with getting the house built—there was also a long-distance … Continue Reading Doll House Delivery – Unexpected Challenges
Continued from: Seattle Trek – A Rocky Start Over the next three days, we had a great visit making up for the rocky start we had. Our mornings would start off with … Continue Reading Seattle Trek – A Great Finish
In early May, my wife and I made a long overdue trip out to Seattle to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons. It had been over a year since … Continue Reading Seattle Trek – A Rocky Start