2019 turned out to be a very good year. And for me, that was a bit surprising because I am much more partial to even numbered years than to odd … Continue Reading ♫ It Was a Very Good Year♫
It was last fall when I finally gave our garage a makeover; a redo very much overdue. Once I finished, the garage looked better than when we had first moved … Continue Reading A New Opening
Last July, I pressure washed and weather sealed our walkway and driveway. I also pressure washed the wooden doormat that I made a number of years ago to give it … Continue Reading A Variation on a Theme
One of the items I included on my long-term list of things to do once I retired in 2017 was to pressure wash and seal our driveway. Now, after two … Continue Reading Long Over Due!
This past summer, I got a request from a friend to help build a gazebo on his dock. These are our good friends who own a lake house and who … Continue Reading Made in the Shade!
…Continued from Doormats Revisited – First Step The next step along this DIY adventure to new doormats was to drill the three holes into each of the 36-inch boards. I … Continue Reading Doormats Revisited – Last Step
This spring when I was pressure washing our back patio, I discovered that the wooden doormat outside one of our back doors, the door we don’t use that often … Continue Reading Doormats Revisited – First Step
It took me exactly a year from the time that I retired until I finally got to the task on my long term to do list of “Clean out garage.” … Continue Reading Garage Makeover
In 2015, I wrote about this garbage blind, which my oldest son designed and helped me to build before he headed off to pursue a graduate degree in architecture. At … Continue Reading New Vision for an Old Garbage Blind
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?
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)