Katie came up with this grand idea for a restoration that involves an old door. To what end? We cannot yet say. But we do have a door and have started the work.
Me & Mine 2017
I read this line tonight in Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray...
That necessity-based thermostat purchase we had a feeling we’d need to make? It was the tip of the iceberg.
That new thermostat I mentioned we would like to add to our home automation repertoire? Yeah, it may be coming sooner than expected.
Isn’t it funny how the more things change/improve, the more we seem to want them to stay the same? I was thinking about this as pictures started showing up on Instagram and Facebook featuring the Christmas gifts that were received by friends of mine.
After more than 16 years together sleeping on a queen-size bed, Katie and I took the plunge a few weeks ago and bought a king. We were overdue.
First it was bourbon barrel beer. And I was good with it.
Then it was bourbon barrel coffee. Still good by me.
I’m tired. It’s late. I’m watching Parks & Rec on Netflix while Katie is sleeping. I’m recovering from a day of decorating for the holidays and reorganizing our attic. Somehow I managed to hit my step goal despite being at home all day.
Trying to make heads or tails of all the options available with health insurance and then properly completing the forms be like...
I was talking tea with a co-worker the other day and we discussed the different ways that tea can be brewed. It dawned on me, as we were talking, that I had the perfect analogy to convey these methods.
I need your help with something. Actually, it may be more that I need your opinion. It’s regarding my understanding of how a geospatial description is used. Here goes...
IF YOU CANNOT PARK YOUR BIG ASS CHEVY SUBURBAN PROPERLY, YOU SHOULD NOT BE DRIVING IT. JUST SELL IT AND BUY A YUGO. NOW!
As the Cubs seem to have yet to show up for the NLCS and I am, as a result, more than a bit disgusted about it and have few thoughts otherwise, would you be okay with some food porn from this weekend?
Today, Katie and I hit 16 years of marriage. 16 years. We've been married as long as it takes to breed a new driver (in the United States; not sure about elsewhere). This is pretty unbelievable to me.
We took part in our next door neighbors’ annual Soup Off Challenge today. It was our first time participating and also the first time we really hung out with our neighbors. It was a lot of fun.
I’m horrified and sickened about Las Vegas.
I don't expect you to know, but "apagar" is Spanish for "to turn off," as in powering down something such as lights or a TV...
What fresh hell hit Chicagoland today?
I'm just going to make it simple and give you a bunch of photos from our day.
This is my favorite kind of weekend.
Katie and I tackled one of those lingering monsters around the house today... the attic. We didn't do the whole thing, but we pulled out about a dozen containers and boxes and put back about four of them.
I was futzing around with a fidget spinner the other day that I found open at a store. Suddenly I was reminded of something from my childhood.
It's back to the shop I go. Back to the shop I go. Hi-ho the derry-o. It's back to the shop I go.
I can't believe I missed it! Missed what?
While Snippet posts are nice and quick and fun, the downside to them is that you otherwise obliterate a bunch of potential blog posts in one fell swoop.
Why is filling out insurance paperwork so damn difficult and confusing?
There's nothing more exhilarating than a run.
The other day, I went to the post office to send a package. I took out my new-ish Discover card to pay for it but had forgotten to sign the back of the card. The cashier asked me to sign the back so I wrote "See ID" on the back, which is what I do with ALL cards.
Last year, Katie won an Amazon Echo as part of the adult Summer Reading Program at our library.
Today, we attended a grandkids pool party at my parents' neighborhood. My parents head up the grandparents planning committee and they love planning these events all the time and the kids love going.
We just got back from our vacation (more on that later) and we wanted to take our rental car back to Hertz. We technically have the car until tomorrow so we'd be returning it right on time.
If you have not yet seen Wonder Woman, please consider skipping this post as it contains a MASSIVE spoiler.
Ever since Marty started reviewing Oreo cookies and other snack foods, I've been chomping (pun fully intended) at the bit to find Limited Edition flavors that he hasn't already reviewed on his site. I think I found another!
I wear contact lenses. Therefore, when we go to the pool, I have goggles on my eyes at all times. They keep splashing water from wiping the lens off my eyeball and they're UV protected to keep me from squinting in the reflected sunlight. I love them.
I had an interesting dream last night. It starred the characters from Scooby-Doo. Yeah, Nathan's loves are invading my dream state. Once they become LEGO versions of themselves, I know I'm in trouble.