The Chicken Cabana Room

I don’t know when I started liking animals, but it started later in life. I didn’t grow up with dogs or cats. Michelle introduced them to our family. But they become a part of your life pretty quickly. I was looking at some video of our previous dog “Morgan” the other...

I Hate Buying Stuff

I recently bought myself a new pair of winter boots. That in itself is not blogworthy. I agree. Booorrriiinnngggg. It has taken me 2 years to purchase these boots and frankly, it depressed me. I bought my last pair 18 to 20 years ago before we moved here. They were a...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Craftsmanship

(With my apologies to Dave Eggers for using a variation on his greatest book title ever) When I lived in suburbia I was very aware of the concept of people ‘killing time.’ This wasn’t just the obvious mall walking or traveling south in the winter upon one’s...

The Ultimate Chicken Sunroom

My latest project combines two of my interests. The first is to see things ‘repurposed’ that were otherwise not being used or were destined for the landfill. The second is that I like to see that my family members are comfortable and well looked after. All of our pets...

The Downward Road of Dumpster Diving

If the trend line to homelessness starts with ‘dumpster diving’ I was on the downward road 30 years ago. Luckily I have avoided it, for which I am infinitely grateful. My dumpster diving started when our daughters were young. One of my customers owned a print shop and...