From the 1900s, do you remember seeing these large suitcases covered with stickers from all the different countries and cities that people carried abroad on their travels? I found this … Continue Reading My Passport to?
October 31, 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of my “retirement.” I put that in quotation marks because while it is the fifth anniversary since I retired from full-time work, I … Continue Reading Retirement – 5th Anniversary
I started working in the pharmaceutical industry in 1982 and throughout my career, held a number of analytical positions, initially hands-on working in the laboratory and then later managing multiple … Continue Reading End of the Line
Continued from: SibSab – A New Beginning? Early Saturday morning the four of us got up to drive down to Texas where our last living uncle lives. While my sisters … Continue Reading SibSab – A Long Overdue Visit
Last year, one of the SibSabs (Sibling Sabbatical) we had was a biking trip to Northwest Arkansas where our two sisters live. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided … Continue Reading SibSab – A New Beginning?
It was three years ago that I wrote about my 2002 red Mazda Miata reaching a milestone of 100,000 miles, only the second car I have ever owned to reach … Continue Reading Also, No Longer a Teenager!
In 2017, I wrote a post about how much our in-town granddaughter loved to swing. It was in the spring of that year when her grandmother (my wife affectionately known … Continue Reading A Swing Set Upgrade!
Ever wondered what happened to your car after you sold it or traded it in on a new ride? Maybe not but, how about if you had owned that beloved … Continue Reading New Life for an Old Miata
This past March, my three siblings and I got together for a weeklong visit. When planning it, we tentatively referred to it as a “SibSab”—aka Sibling Sabbatical—a time when just … Continue Reading Pseudo-SibSab?
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Setting Tiles) After stretching out this series of blog posts, seemingly as long as it took for his actual work, we are now … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom –Completion (Finishing Touches)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Finding Tiles) At the end of our last installment, my brother had probably reached the fourth stage of grief—depression, as he realized the … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Setting Tiles)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (Last Boards) Today, we return to the COVID-induced, virtual collaboration I had with my brother to renovate the downstairs half-bath/powder room in their … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Restoration (Finding Tiles)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (First Boards) If you read my brother’s most recent post about his DIY project, you know he had some “real fun” while installing … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (Last Boards)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Demolition Our previous installment of this virtual DIY project left my brother with newly painted walls and bare wood beneath his feet. In a … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Reconstruction (First Boards)
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Preparation It has been a while…more than two months, in fact…but today, we return to the saga of my brother’s renovation of his … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Demolition
No, my love for fast cars has not prompted me to buy an airplane as this 1969 vintage advertisement would suggest; at least not a full scale one. A number of … Continue Reading An Airplane??