If you give a mom some remodeling money

If you give a mom some remodeling money

The kids sometimes bring home that book series like “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” and “If you give a Cat a Cupcake,” where the basic premise is you give on one thing and it leads to another and then another and everything spirals out of...
2015 retrospective

2015 retrospective

We halfheartedly started a 2015 Christmas letter; actually a video this year in an attempt to top our quiz, website, magazine, and other creative formatting attempts. But “halfheartedly” is the key word here, mainly because I’d like to kick 2015 in...
Dressers: the big reveal

Dressers: the big reveal

Let’s take a break from my ankle this week (ha! ha!) and talk about our latest home improvement project, the one that literally made me sick from all the sanding and threw my back out in hauling the largest dresser upstairs, but was oh-so-worth-it when the...
The accident, aka tl;dr

The accident, aka tl;dr

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. Psalm 6:2 Fair warning: this is far too long too read (see urban dictionary entry for tl;dr) and mainly a painstaking record I’ve been picking up and putting away all...
Labor weekend

Labor weekend

Because we’re boring suburban homeowners or crazy people (take your pick), we didn’t spend Labor Day weekend grilling and lounging like you’re supposed to. We hauled 600 pounds (give or take) of soil, planted dense shade grass down our hill where no...