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?
This week marks five years since I began blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th 2013! It is hard for me to believe that I have … Continue Reading Five Years!
To say that I have had a “love-hate” relationship with our pool over the 17 years we have had it is probably an understatement. While I love to see family … Continue Reading Christmas Pool Liner?
Continued from Car Books – Third Gear After reading what a scandal Volkswagen perpetrated on the unsuspecting public throughout the world, I was ready for a more upbeat car book … Continue Reading Car Books – Fourth Gear
Continued from Car Books – Second Gear This is a car book I wanted to read even before I knew it was a car book. Ever since the story began … Continue Reading Car Books – Third Gear
Continued from Car Books – First Gear But it is this most recent book that I read by David Halberstam that has given me the most comprehensive look into the … Continue Reading Car Books – Second Gear
I have posted numerous times of one type of book I enjoy reading which I refer to as my Building Books—books about building things. But until recently, I realized I … Continue Reading Car Books – First Gear
After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
Today marks the fifth anniversary of us purchasing our midtown condo. I took this photo of my wife at the coffee shop where I met her just a few minutes … Continue Reading Our Condo – 5th Anniversary
This girl is a swinger… …and a slider… …and a see sawer. So when her grandmother (my wife, affectionately known as Mimi) mentioned that she needed to get a swing … Continue Reading A Swing Set Swinger
On multiple occasions, I have written of my interest in learning about how different things were built by reading a book about the project. Loving all forms of transportation, in … Continue Reading Building Books – A Surprise!