On the list I made of fun things to do once I retire, I wrote “Cook.” Maybe not necessarily works of art like the dish above but what I really … Continue Reading More Cooking?
The last week of June was a grand time for my wife and me—a grandchildren time that is! Our daughter, son-in-law and their two boys came to town which meant … Continue Reading A Grand Time!
Last year, I wrote a couple of posts about how, having retired the year before, I had turned my annual spring weeding chore into a landscaping project transforming this part … Continue Reading Delayed Spring Weeding/Mulching
This week marks 20 years since we moved into our current house. It was in the spring of 1999 that we were looking to gain more room and give everyone … Continue Reading Home for 20 Years!
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?