Each of the 12 shutters were made from three pieces, one shutter core and two shutter panels, each piece individually painted. Turns out painting them was the easiest part. Assembling … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
Returning to the instructions, the next step was to add the two porch floors, the posts, the railings and the gingerbread adornments. Continuing to follow the color scheme on the … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Topping Out
In between working on sections of the foundation, I continued to paint seemingly every surface of the walls. After three coats of paint (four seemed no better), I was finally … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Several years ago, I posted about these two dollhouses I built for my daughter when she was young. After … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
Well one advantage of not being able to travel this year due to the pandemic has been that I have had more than ample time to weed and mulch our … Continue Reading A Lot of Time for Weeding and Mulching
In 1970 when I moved to Memphis with my parents and three siblings, little did I know that I would still be living here 50 years later. Considering at the … Continue Reading 50 Years a Memphian!
This has been a particularly hard post to write for, how do you say goodbye to a fun little car you have owned for over 23 years, almost half my … Continue Reading Finally, Time to Say Goodbye
On this Sunday morning, I wanted to wish a particularly special Father’s Day to all dads. It was a number of years ago that I last wrote about Father’s Day … Continue Reading A Very Special Father’s Day!
Continued from Our First Child’s Wedding… As soon as we got home from our son’s wedding in California, we had to kick it into high gear to make final preparations … Continue Reading Our Daughter’s Wedding
I don’t know about you but frankly, I am very excited about the reintroduction of electric cars. I say “reintroduction” because this is not the first time in history that … Continue Reading Cars with a Charge!
I guess you could say I am a sucker for space books having read, I don’t know how many, so when I saw this one pop up on one of … Continue Reading Apollo 8
This past week, I would have been in Amsterdam for my annual trip to teach my professional level course there. But obviously with the pandemic still raging, this trip was … Continue Reading Amsterdam Lost
Last fall, as I was reflecting on our youngest son’s wedding, it made me pause to think back to our oldest son and daughter’s weddings over eight years prior. Both … Continue Reading Our First Child’s Wedding
On this Sunday morning, in addition to wishing my wife of 40 years a Happy Mother’s Day, I wanted to wish a particularly special Mother’s Day to all Moms. It … Continue Reading A Very Special Mother’s Day!
After my very busy travel year in 2019—a total of 22 separate trips—I was eager to once again hit the road early in 2020. But unlike the previous two years, … Continue Reading Travel Bust
For someone like me who is a lifelong professed car lover, this may seem like an odd topic to explore. But there is actually a couple of reasons for this—one … Continue Reading All the Cars I Will Never Own