With the pandemic continuing to rage on, I really didn’t think my brother and I would be able to pull off having one of our annual get togethers—our BroGo (Brothers … Continue Reading BroGo 2020 – “First Round”
October 31st marks the third anniversary of my retirement from fulltime work and since that time, I must say I have never once been bored. For some, the question of … Continue Reading No Time For Boredom
Now that every single one of my airline trips have been canceled this year, I came to the sad realization that this will be a No Fly Year for me … Continue Reading No Fly Year!
Today, October 11th is my dad’s birthday and as is often the case since he died almost 20 years ago, I often think of him and miss him at this … Continue Reading My Dad – A Fisherman
Once I rebuilt the deck overlooking our pool, I knew I would have to rebuild the steps leading from the walkway as well. But unlike the deck where it was … Continue Reading “Step Right Up”
It has been a couple of years since I retired that I wrote about my desire to get back into biking. And last year, I wrote about my first bike … Continue Reading Back to Biking, Again!
Less than two weeks ago, my wife and I got to welcome our newest grandchild—our sixth! In ordinary times, we would have been there at the hospital with his big … Continue Reading Granddaddy Times Six!
I don’t know about you but since this pandemic started, I have been doing a lot more cooking. Prior to that, my wife and I had settled into a fairly … Continue Reading Cooking More?
I decided to rebuild the lower deck in the same manner that we originally built the deck, by first attaching the decking with straight cut edges on the front and … Continue Reading “No Hands Left on Deck!”
It took nearly two weeks of working off and on to get the upper and lower decks ready for new decking. One remaining task was to remove the decking from … Continue Reading “More Hands on Deck!”
It has been several years since I first described the building of this two-level deck in our backyard. Designed by our oldest son, a landscape architect, and originally built in … Continue Reading “All Hands on Deck!”
Not only has the pandemic forced the cancellation of every one of my planned trips by air, it has also nixed all of my road trips. But at the beginning … Continue Reading Finally, a Road Trip!
Each of the 12 shutters were made from three pieces, one shutter core and two shutter panels, each piece individually painted. Turns out painting them was the easiest part. Assembling … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
Returning to the instructions, the next step was to add the two porch floors, the posts, the railings and the gingerbread adornments. Continuing to follow the color scheme on the … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Topping Out
In between working on sections of the foundation, I continued to paint seemingly every surface of the walls. After three coats of paint (four seemed no better), I was finally … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Several years ago, I posted about these two dollhouses I built for my daughter when she was young. After … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation