It has been a while since I first wrote about the doll house my sister and I are building for her grandchildren. In that time, we have made significant progress … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 1st Phase
This week marks a sad occasion, the 20th anniversary of the death of my dad. It was a couple of years ago that I wrote about the 20th anniversary of … Continue Reading 20th Anniversary of Dad’s Death
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
This week marks nine years since I began blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th, 2013. And incredibly since then, I have been coming to you … Continue Reading Nine years!
After all my travel plans in 2020 were basically canceled due to the pandemic, I hoped that 2021 would be a rebound travel year. I certainly did not expect to … Continue Reading Travel 2021 – A Rebound Year
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed several of Walter Isaacson’s previous books, I added this one to my Amazon Wishlist even though I could not recall having ever heard of Jennifer … Continue Reading Best Books of 2021 – Chapter 4
I have always enjoyed reading books about building things and several years ago, I wrote an entire post about David McCollough’s book, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2021 – Chapter 3
I must admit it was the cover that first attracted me to this book by James Trautman, Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats. This vintage image is … Continue Reading Best Books of 2021 – Chapter 2
Happy New Year! In now what is its ninth annual edition, I thought I would begin the New Year by posting around New Year’s Day my favorite books that … Continue Reading Best Books of 2021 – Chapter 1
Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, when cases were soaring in our state, we had to suspend several of our long-held Christmas traditions. The first one that went … Continue Reading Christmas Traditions
I recently wrote about our October SibSab trip to Montreat, NC but one thing I did not mention is on the way there, my sister asked me out of the … Continue Reading An Unexpected Pleasure!
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??
Earlier this year, I wrote about a “do-over” of our 2020 SibSab, an abbreviation we use for our Sibling Sabbatical. On these annual trips, just the four of us siblings … Continue Reading SibSab – 2021
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