For the top floor, my sister had decided that one room would be an art room and the other would be a bathroom (no outhouse for this classy farmhouse). To … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 4th Phase
Mention the term “ice storm” to anyone who has lived in Memphis since the early 1990s and they will immediately launch into a tale of the tragedies they suffered through … Continue Reading Ice Storm 2022
My idea turned out very nicely for this one room. But what about the other floors? For the other first floor room, what would become the kitchen, my sister decided … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 3rd Phase
This past March, my three siblings and I got together for a weeklong visit. When planning it, we tentatively referred to it as a “SibSab”—aka Sibling Sabbatical—a time when just … Continue Reading Pseudo-SibSab?
In our last doll house update, I know I left you “floored” wondering what my wonderful idea was for flooring this doll house. Well as is often the case, the … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 2nd Phase
Winter is essentially over which means it is time to bring you my annual winter puzzling story. If you have read my previous posts, you know that I typically start … Continue Reading Winter Puzzling 2022
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Setting Tiles) After stretching out this series of blog posts, seemingly as long as it took for his actual work, we are now … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom –Completion (Finishing Touches)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Finding Tiles) At the end of our last installment, my brother had probably reached the fourth stage of grief—depression, as he realized the … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Setting Tiles)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (Last Boards) Today, we return to the COVID-induced, virtual collaboration I had with my brother to renovate the downstairs half-bath/powder room in their … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Finding Tiles)
It has been a while since I first wrote about the doll house my sister and I are building for her grandchildren. In that time, we have made significant progress … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 1st Phase
This week marks a sad occasion, the 20th anniversary of the death of my dad. It was a couple of years ago that I wrote about the 20th anniversary of … Continue Reading 20th Anniversary of Dad’s Death
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (First Boards) If you read my brother’s most recent post about his DIY project, you know he had some “real fun” while installing … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (Last Boards)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Demolition Our previous installment of this virtual DIY project left my brother with newly painted walls and bare wood beneath his feet. In a … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (First Boards)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Preparation It has been a while…more than two months, in fact…but today, we return to the saga of my brother’s renovation of his … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Demolition
This week marks nine 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 Nine years!
After all my travel plans in 2020 were basically canceled due to the pandemic, I hoped that 2021 would be a rebound travel year. I certainly did not expect to … Continue Reading Travel 2021 – A Rebound Year