One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
On the start of my fourth day tiling, this was what the countertop looked like. I had finally reached the point where I would be installing a number of uncut … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part B)
In August my wife and I flew out to Seattle to spend a week helping our daughter with her four-year old and 7-month old boys while our son-in-law was out … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part A)
The rain I had encountered on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) continued in Asheville but it wasn’t going to stop me from visiting my favorite place on Earth—Montreat! I can’t … Continue Reading Road Trip – Third Leg!
This was the part of the journey I had been looking forward to ever since we planned the trip. I got up early Wednesday morning and headed north. After driving … Continue Reading Road Trip – Second Leg!
Two of the things that have been on my post-retirement “Want to do” list from last year are take a road trip and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP). At … Continue Reading Road Trip – First Leg!
On one of my recent trips to San Francisco, I had a new travel experience; one I had not had before—being caught in a traffic jam while still on the … Continue Reading Air Travel Nightmares
For our fourth day, our “Downtown Day,” we planned to spend most of it in the downtown area and enjoyed an early morning stroll along shady parks and historic buildings. … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – Third Round
We designated the second day of BroGo, the “Beer and Garden Day.” When I think of roses, I naturally think of the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. I … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – Second Round
In July, my brother and I embarked on another one of our BroGo trips—Brothers Going on a trip together. But as it turned out, it was one that almost did … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – First Round
One of the books that I read last year that did not make my “best of 2017 list” was Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey. This was actually the second time that … Continue Reading Strong Medicine?
Over the week of 4thof July, my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons came to town for a visit. We had all been looking forward to this summer trip, as it … Continue Reading 4th of July – A Bang or A Fizzle?
Anyone who has read the book or seen the movie Sideways should be very familiar with the story portrayed, a sort of extended, multi-day bachelor’s party with broads and booze. Only … Continue Reading Sideways…Sort Of
Continued from Spring Weeding… When I started working in this middle bed, in spite of it having quite a “wild look”, it actually turned out to have very few … Continue Reading Spring Weeding Turned Landscaping
One of the advantages of being retired that I have been looking forward to this spring is not only being able to get an earlier start in working in … Continue Reading Spring Weeding
A couple of weeks ago, my siblings and I got together for our annual Sibling Sabbatical—aka, SibSab—a time when the four of us get together to enjoy each other’s company … Continue Reading SibSab 2018