If you followed my multi-part blog series on building a dollhouse for my sister’s grandchildren, you know it didn’t just end with getting the house built—there was also a long-distance … Continue Reading Doll House Delivery – Unexpected Challenges
Continued from: Seattle Trek – A Rocky Start Over the next three days, we had a great visit making up for the rocky start we had. Our mornings would start off with … Continue Reading Seattle Trek – A Great Finish
In early May, my wife and I made a long overdue trip out to Seattle to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons. It had been over a year since … Continue Reading Seattle Trek – A Rocky Start
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
Recently, my wife and I realized that it had not been since December of 2019 that we had been away on a trip by ourselves, which was right before the … Continue Reading A Weekend Getaway!
For the top floor, my sister had decided that one room would be an art room and the other would be a bathroom (no outhouse for this classy farmhouse). To … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 4th Phase
Mention the term “ice storm” to anyone who has lived in Memphis since the early 1990s and they will immediately launch into a tale of the tragedies they suffered through … Continue Reading Ice Storm 2022
My idea turned out very nicely for this one room. But what about the other floors? For the other first floor room, what would become the kitchen, my sister decided … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 3rd Phase
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?
In our last doll house update, I know I left you “floored” wondering what my wonderful idea was for flooring this doll house. Well as is often the case, the … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 2nd Phase
Winter is essentially over which means it is time to bring you my annual winter puzzling story. If you have read my previous posts, you know that I typically start … Continue Reading Winter Puzzling 2022
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)
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