With the doll house topped out and all structural pieces installed, there remained three major steps to complete the house: installation of the windows, shingling the roof, and applying all … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
With the third floor, I again planned to deviate from the instructions so that I could install the carpeting and baseboards prior to attaching the roof which also served as … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Topping Out
Once this first section of the walls was glued to the foundation, the next several steps in the instructions involved adding the two side walls and the ceiling/2nd floor. However, … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I had not even finished my first granddaughter’s doll house before I became antsy to build a second one. Since this first doll house was for my in-town granddaughter, I … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
I have been waiting a long time to write this post. Sitting at 134th on my list of blog ideas, a list that currently stands at 316, it has been … Continue Reading Go Fly a Kite!
Last fall, I was in quite a quandary of how I was going to maintain my exercise routine over the winter. As I have said before, I do not like … Continue Reading Finally, Spring Exercise Weather!
I decided to work on the most easily recognizable beer labels first, trying to place them in their approximate location on the puzzle. As I pored over the pieces … Continue Reading Winter Puzzles 2021 – Last Piece
As this is the fifth time, I have written about winter puzzling, I guess you could say this has quietly become one of my annual blog topics just like the … Continue Reading Winter Puzzles 2021 – First Piece
As I was finishing each of the two doll houses last year that I built for my two granddaughters, one aspect I did not think too much about was on … Continue Reading Granddaughter’s Doll House – Final Detail
Those that know me well might be surprised by the title of this post for they know I am not a winter-time person. I hate the cold and January is … Continue Reading Winter Holiday!
I knew in December 2019 after getting home from celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in Hawaii, that however we marked our anniversary in 2020, it would pale in comparison. But … Continue Reading Finally, A Night at the Condo!
I knew in 2020 it would be difficult to top my busy travel year of 2019 in which I took 22 separate trips capped off in December by a 40th … Continue Reading Travel 2020 – What Travel??
This week marks eight years since I began blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th, 2013. And incredibly since then, I have been coming to you … Continue Reading Eight Years!
Last year I wrote a series of blog posts about the doll house I had built for my in-town granddaughter. This was a secret project I took on since it … Continue Reading Doll House Success!
I don’t recall when I first became aware of this debut novel by Samantha Downing, but I was intrigued enough by the description of the book to add it to … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 4
I had previously read an excellent book about the race to build an atomic bomb by the Germans and Allies so when this 2016 title by Damien Lewis popped up … Continue Reading Best Books of 2020 – Chapter 3