Yesterday I became a granddaddy for the second time, exactly six months to the day since I became a granddaddy for the first time. So joining my first grandson is … Continue Reading On Becoming a Granddaddy – TWO!
What has become one of my annual blog topics is writing about the best books I read during the calendar year. This year, my book list totaled 27—13 fiction and … Continue Reading Best Books of 2014
For someone who has written extensively about Christmas Magic, this may sound like an odd question. But now that Thanksgiving is over and in spite of how the retail industry … Continue Reading Should We Put Up a Christmas Tree?
I love to watch college football. However, I would not say I am a fanatic since I don’t tailgate, I don’t display banners all over my car, and I don’t … Continue Reading College Football
I recently started cleaning out a rather overstuffed closet that was in desperate need of reorganization when I came across a plain brown box addressed to me. From the yellowed … Continue Reading Box of Old Photos
In no time, I had the completed engine compartment but when I went to attach the shock absorbers, I again went with red over the suggested color since I thought … Continue Reading Mini Model – II
The last time I wrote about building models (Miniature Models – Part 3), I was still searching for that elusive model that would rekindle the desire in me to build … Continue Reading Mini Model – I
It has been just about two years since we closed on our condominium but only a little over a year since we have actually been able to use it. Recently … Continue Reading A Condo Vacation
I am anxiously counting down the days until I get to meet and hold my grandson—my first grandchild. He was born just about a week ago but since he and … Continue Reading On Becoming a Granddaddy
With the upper deck finished, I began to cut and attach the lower deck boards starting in the middle to ensure the long boards were all a perfect 90 degrees … Continue Reading Deck – The Finish & Redo
When I was telling the story of the growth of our backyard, one of the additions I mentioned was the building of a wooden deck overlooking the pool. This project … Continue Reading Deck – The Beginning
In the spring of 2006, we decided to start all over again on that part of the yard. We dug out the bushes that over time had taken over the … Continue Reading Grown Up Backyard – Adolescence
This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of us moving into our current home—the home we have lived in longer than any other home in our lives. And while the exterior … Continue Reading Grown Up Backyard – Formative Years
A few of my readers will see this title and know exactly what this post is about. Others will read the title and just wonder. So for those of you … Continue Reading Grill Out Night
Phone Chair – Party Line If this is your first visit to this blog, you might want to read my previous posts on how I planned and made my … Continue Reading Phone Chair – Party Line
It has been a while since I first published a post about building a small miniature chair for your phone to relax in. So if you missed these posts on … Continue Reading Phone Chair – Call Back