Monthly Archives: June 2017

Under pressure

Following yesterday’s chat about the high costs of home repair, we now jaunt off to that other favorite confection of modern homes – the HOA, or Homeowner’s Association.

Once again, I won’t take this time to bemoan the dunderhead things … Read the rest

Learning from the masters

Home ownership is expensive.

I don’t need to tell actual home owners this, but to you renters out there longing for a home of your own, it bears repeating.

I rented for 11 blissful years in a small condo on … Read the rest

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting.

Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians.

Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not … Read the rest

Blinded me with science

Sunday was nieceling day.

A previously rescheduled visit to Miami’s newly reborn Museum of Science ended up occurring on elder nieceling’s birthday.

The original trip was an idea by younger nieceling, who asked me if I was interested and also … Read the rest

Pass me a brew

I’m going to Disney! (Epcot, really)

By way of my kitchen, that is.

June is halfway done and I had yet to pick a recipe for my monthly new recipe challenge. Nothing was firing me up and, to be fair, … Read the rest

Was he not paying attention?

Let’s get the housekeeping out of the way, so we can begin an impartial discussion.

I don’t care for Donald Trump. I don’t care for his behavior in public. I don’t care for his rudeness towards anyone who doesn’t praise … Read the rest

The nose knows

Conflate –  to combine (things, such as two readings of a text) into a composite whole.

As in, I’m about to conflate several post references to a conclusion and an inanity.

To start off, several posts ago I mentioned my … Read the rest

Quality control

Size does matter.

I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world.

This may have had … Read the rest

It’s coming from…inside the house!

A typical call between my Dad and I often starts off like this:

“Good Afternoon! Getting much rain today?”

“Hi Dad! Tons! How about you?”

“Not a drop.”

Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State, but don’t let that fool you, … Read the rest

Ho hum

Must see TV! Miss it not! Call in sick! Send the kids to school (even if there it’s ut for the summer)! Lock the doors! Turn off the ringers! The biggest testimony in, well, whenever is going to happen this … Read the rest