Tag: DIY

  • DIY perils, why whatever do you mean?

    DIY perils, why whatever do you mean?

    This weekend was certainly a full one. With the help of my parents, my father in the yard and my mother watching the girls and helping around the house, and Erin, I was able to get more work on the deck done. Forty nine, 49, 4 * 10 + 9, bags of cement were mixed, […]

  • Pick of the Day

    Pick of the Day

    So this last Saturday, before the rain here on Sunday, we performed a annual ritual around my house. That ritual? Going apple picking. We’ve gone several years running now, and it’s always been a great time with the family. We don’t go in for the corn mazes, or the other bits and bobs that many […]

  • More, of the Perils of DIY

    More, of the Perils of DIY

    So, as we last left off, I was having some professionals come over and finish the holes for the deck’s footings. Watching them work, and seeing them use the same auger (the third if you had been keeping count) that Erin and I did, made me feel that I made the right choice. They struggled, […]

  • Making your own positives in the face of negatives.

    Things have been rather up and down for me lately. Overall, on the up side luckily, but still too much up and down for what I like. Ups: I have a writing project that is nearing completetion that I will talk about soon. At work, I am on a new client project that is challenging […]