This D*mn House
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When Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
- Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Sometimes when I look at the headlines in the wake of a national tragedy, I swear I'm reading something worthy of The Onion.
No, I'm not saying what happened in Boston on Monday is even remotely funny. Hardly. But what kind of a world do we live in when the latest in a series of mind-boggling mass murder incidents involves exploding...
St. Louis in Spring
- Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Wow! Where is April going? Half gone already …
At 3:40 a.m., I was rudely roused by a roll of thunder that jostled my bed like a drunken lover trying to sneak into beside me but failed miserably. Welcome to springtime in St. Louis where hail and strong winds (if not tornados) are the new norm.
Last week, a tornado struck just across the...
An Open Letter to the Handyman Club
- Published on Monday, 01 April 2013
Authors: NVCaveat emptor, my friends, if you should consider "joining" the Handyman Club as I did.
They put out a nice little magazine. I will give them that. Unfortunately, though, they also like to take advantage of folks with their "how-to" books (and from complaints I saw online, with fees for tools they never deliver). I returned the first...
Remembering a Brother, Lost
- Published on Saturday, 23 March 2013
Authors: NVIt's a bittersweet day for me.
I'm an only child but for the first 21 years of my life, I had a pseudo sibling. I've written before about this faux brother of mine who was really a third cousin. He couldn't have been a better brother though if the mother had birthed him herself.
Steve was amazing. He was funny and sweet and just a genuine...
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- Published on Saturday, 23 March 2013
Authors: NVWell, whaddya know? Blogger is working again! (I've tried to post a few times recently and had major issues.)
Things are good for know. They've been busy (which is always good) but is largely responsible for why I've not posted much lately. It's 55 degrees outside. The sun is just now starting to go down but it has been out all day. Hard...
- Published on Sunday, 10 March 2013
A while back, faithful follower Karen Anne issued yet another of her “speak to us” requests. At the time, I fully intended to honor that request. Life, however, got in the way.
This year is off to something of a raucous start with a multitude of things both good and bad going on. If the first quarter of the year though is setting the...
10 Things I Did Over the 3-Day Weekend
- Published on Friday, 25 January 2013
Authors: NV1. Realized that January is getting away quickly and that I hadn’t yet posted to the blog in 2013. Happy New Year, everyone!
2. All but decided that I am going to have to resort to the cortisone shots if I am ever going to get full use of my arm back. Hoping that a few days of bad will lead to a long-term good outcome. (My arm is better...
The Bathroom Reveal
- Published on Monday, 31 December 2012
Authors: NVIt's a tiny bathroom. So tiny that I had some difficulty in even taking these photos. But if it'so small, you might ask, WHY did it take so long? Well, if you ask that question, you've obviously never lived through a remodel of a bathroom in a one-bathroom house. That, details, and a series of curveballs from life resulted in a project...
A Christmas Miracle
- Published on Monday, 24 December 2012
It's Christmas Eve and just guess what I did? Yes, I FINISHED the bathroom!
It took a bit of doing but I managed it. Except for a bit of touch-up paint – which that bad boy will get tomorrow – and the mother's final knick-knack staging, it is done! Put the last piece of trim up a little over an hour ago while "A Christmas Story" was on.
A Long Winter's Nap
- Published on Sunday, 23 December 2012
Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? I wonder …
Well, for those of you who have decided to stick around despite my sporadic-at-best postings, I thank you. A lot has been going on, hence my silence.
I was busy with things like stuffing a stocking for a 9-year-old boy. Fun stuff! And, I gathering gifts for his 13-year-old...