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??
Continued from Virtual DIY Bathroom – Introduction When we last heard from my brother, he was wrestling with how to redo his downstairs bathroom in the middle of a global … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Preparation
(Cowritten with my brother) At the height of the pandemic, we all grew accustomed to just about everything being virtual. Starting first with virtual meetings, then virtual training, virtual runs, … Continue Reading Virtual DIY Bathroom – Introduction
Last weekend, 31 October 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of my “retirement.” I put that in quotes because while it is the fourth anniversary since I retired from full-time work, … Continue Reading Retirement – 4th Anniversary
I recently wrote about my trip to Northwest Arkansas to ride bikes with my brother and sister—for the first time in at least 50 years. If you read that post, … Continue Reading Bike Upgrade
I have never been much of a boat person, although I have certainly enjoyed the times, we have been out with our friends who have one at their lake house. … Continue Reading A Boat?
It has been over six years since I got this first Fitbit, a complementary exercise incentive from the last company I worked at before retiring. Since that first one, I … Continue Reading Still Fitbit-ing!