Last year as I was assembling our artificial Christmas tree for the 17th time, I wondered if it would be my last time to put up this particular tree. With … Continue Reading ♫ O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree ♫
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!
I loved reading this book. And were it not for my daily BookBub e-mail of discounted e-books, I may never have discovered it. When I opened my e-mail that day and scanned … Continue Reading City of Bikes
This may seem like an odd question to most people since their question in response might be: “Why does anyone need more than one car?” But for those of us … Continue Reading Do I Really Need More Than 2 Cars?
Wanting to stay in good physical health throughout my adulthood, I have been an active runner since 1992. Five years ago, I wrote a series of posts about how I … Continue Reading Exercise Quandary
After spending our first two days in Montreat and Black Mountain, we decided to spend our last two days in and around Asheville. This is where during our BroGo 2019 … Continue Reading BroGo 2020 – “Last Round”
With the pandemic continuing to rage on, I really didn’t think my brother and I would be able to pull off having one of our annual get togethers—our BroGo (Brothers … Continue Reading BroGo 2020 – “First Round”
October 31st marks the third anniversary of my retirement from fulltime work and since that time, I must say I have never once been bored. For some, the question of … Continue Reading No Time For Boredom
Now that every single one of my airline trips have been canceled this year, I came to the sad realization that this will be a No Fly Year for me … Continue Reading No Fly Year!
Today, October 11th is my dad’s birthday and as is often the case since he died almost 20 years ago, I often think of him and miss him at this … Continue Reading My Dad – A Fisherman
Once I rebuilt the deck overlooking our pool, I knew I would have to rebuild the steps leading from the walkway as well. But unlike the deck where it was … Continue Reading “Step Right Up”
It has been a couple of years since I retired that I wrote about my desire to get back into biking. And last year, I wrote about my first bike … Continue Reading Back to Biking, Again!
Less than two weeks ago, my wife and I got to welcome our newest grandchild—our sixth! In ordinary times, we would have been there at the hospital with his big … Continue Reading Granddaddy Times Six!
I don’t know about you but since this pandemic started, I have been doing a lot more cooking. Prior to that, my wife and I had settled into a fairly … Continue Reading Cooking More?
I decided to rebuild the lower deck in the same manner that we originally built the deck, by first attaching the decking with straight cut edges on the front and … Continue Reading “No Hands Left on Deck!”
It took nearly two weeks of working off and on to get the upper and lower decks ready for new decking. One remaining task was to remove the decking from … Continue Reading “More Hands on Deck!”