Last year, several of the items on my short term post-retirement “To Do” list involved cleaning out closets. After I retired in the fall of 2017, I made several lists … Continue Reading Overdue Closet Clean-Out
It took me exactly a year from the time that I retired until I finally got to the task on my long term to do list of “Clean out garage.” … Continue Reading Garage Makeover
Enough time has gone by now that I can actually talk about this event without resurrecting old nightmares. Last August after flying back from Seattle to visit our daughter and … Continue Reading Water, Water Everywhere and…
In 2015, I wrote about this garbage blind, which my oldest son designed and helped me to build before he headed off to pursue a graduate degree in architecture. At … Continue Reading New Vision for an Old Garbage Blind
If you have been a regular reader of mine for the last couple of years, you know how I love to work on puzzles in the wintertime. And ever since … Continue Reading Winter Puzzles 2019
Yesterday marked six years that I have been blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th2013! It is hard for me to believe that I have come … Continue Reading Six Years!
My wife and I have this friendly game we play called Snake. Now before you let your mind wander into the gutter about some X-rated use, this is an innocent … Continue Reading Snake!
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?
One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
Over the week of 4thof July, my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons came to town for a visit. We had all been looking forward to this summer trip, as it … Continue Reading 4th of July – A Bang or A Fizzle?
Continued from Spring Weeding… When I started working in this middle bed, in spite of it having quite a “wild look”, it actually turned out to have very few … Continue Reading Spring Weeding Turned Landscaping
One of the advantages of being retired that I have been looking forward to this spring is not only being able to get an earlier start in working in … Continue Reading Spring Weeding
Last December, I wrote about the difficulties I had maintaining our pool in 2017. Thankfully that post ended with us turning our pool from this… …to this. And for the … Continue Reading Pool Plight
Since I retired at the end of last October, I have been making good progress on completing many of the items I had on my Short-term To Do list. In … Continue Reading Closet of Hidden Treasures?