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And that’s why I shouldn’t go on roofs

Heights and I have a complicated relationship. We get along best when we’re apart. I’ve always been afraid of allowing us to get too close. When I’m in an airplane, staring out a reinforced window at the ground thousands of miles below, we are most in love. When I stand above a tall abyss, say… Read more »

The perfect excuse

When I first moved out of Mom’s house (I don’t count being away at college), I was lucky enough to get a little 2/2 condo in Tamarac, just about a mile from the entrance to the Florida Turnpike. It was convenient for work (at the time, Toys R Us, though that changed shortly after) and… Read more »

How’s it going?

A few weeks back, I went through a series of posts where I grudgingly admitted I have lived a reasonably interesting life. While that’s all well and good (and a needed boost to self-esteem), the fact is my interesting bits are more the product of unique or special events or periods in my life. For… Read more »

Forget your winter…it’s Halloween that’s coming

You’ve got your multi-year fascination and I’ve got mine. Because this year is an exponential leap from last year’s eerily successful Dead Thing Pen, I’ve needed to arrange my zombie ducks in a row well in advance of that eagerly anticipated day in late October. Accordingly, the purchasing process began in earnest as early as… Read more »

Little things

I have a hyperactive brain. It’s both a blessing and a curse. It helps me with my creativity and puzzle solving. It hinders me with over-complicating things and over-thinking. I’m used to it. Funny thing is, except for the brain on warp speed, I’m a guy who likes things simple. I’d like to say that’s… Read more »

They lie!

And I’m steamed about it! I’m sure I’ve mentioned this once or twice over the life of my blog, but it bears repeating after another round of disappointment. Product packaging lies. No one needs any confirmation on refrigerated goods, with those deceptive “best if used by” dates. Especially dairy. How about, “best if it doesn’t… Read more »

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 some HOA’s do to homeowners, nor will I use this space to pick nits with… Read more »

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 the 4th floor of a 5-story building. I had an out-of-state landlord, but he was… Read more »

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 battles with pesky and possibly reproducing flying pests commonly known as mosquitoes. Additionally, many times… Read more »

A pound of prevention

Halloween is coming! No, I’m not in a time warp. Neither are you. But, I am more likely preoccupied with Halloween than most any of you. While my plans for my big display this year are still percolating (trying to top last year’s Dead Thing Pen), there are some things I can jump on now…. Read more »