Posts Categorized: Home

Taking the plunge

“A rising tide floats all boats” is a phrase that gets used fairly often. It was often associated with the abnormally long bull market that made everyone’s portfolio look like a winner, so it’s a friendly and encouraging statement. A rising toilet, however, tends to be viewed in the opposite light. So it was with… Read more »

Getting a handle on it

There is no question that the level to which I can take my procrastination can reach legendary status. It both annoys and amuses me the way in which this character flaw reveals itself. Most recently, it was after some gutter work on the house. No, I am not so gifted that I can replace a gutter… Read more »

Unwelcome

For more than a week, the JMD blog has devoted space to serious topics, verging on dark. Now comes the ultimate in darkness and severity. A topic long held back from addressing but finally can be delayed no more. Today’s topic is doormats. Yea, those supposedly helpful things that sit in front of the door… Read more »

That’s easy!

Having finally graduated to Hermit – Junior Class, one thing that becomes immediately apparent is I better be doing the shopping myself if I want any holiday presents. Unlike Brave Sir Robin, however, I know the answer to the questions three, and both my quest and my favorite color come into  play. Owing to the… Read more »

Time to hit those New Year’s resolutions

Excellent. My holiday season is over, so while you have to deal with Thanksgiving (my sister’s job) and Christmas (no kids and my nieces are both grown), I can get a head start on my New Year’s resolutions. Nothing so grand, just regular stuff. Let’s break it down into 4 big categories: Home is where… Read more »

Shell game

Ugh. Though this year belies the fact, regular readers know I’m a private man. Sure, there’s this blog, but if I had a dollar for everyone who reads this thing, I wouldn’t have enough to pay the hosting fee! So there’s not much risk in my privacy becoming “viral”. Outside of my Great North American Baseball… Read more »

Shaken, not stirred

Ah, the stability of the printed word. I was working hard on the front landscape this morning, caparisoned in my usual landscape gear: long sleeve shirt, jeans, junky shoes, glasses, face mask and hat. Today was a particularly nice morning, low 70’s (albeit high humidity). I began working on my long-overdue trimming, pruning and yanking… Read more »

I’m out of shape…for TV

A couple of weeks ago, Comcast and I finally came up with a package we could agree on to resume my television service.  Basically, I get all my HD channels, HBO, a DVR and their new X1 platform for $20 more a month than I’m paying simply for internet and they get a 2-year commitment…. Read more »

That was sweaty!

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to own a home with a garage.  Most of that reason was for somewhere to put my car in the summer.  I may like the heat, but I don’t like what it does to car interiors.  100+ degrees and everything burns (hands, legs, you name… Read more »

Let there be…halogen!

An all-too frequent (and perplexing) issue I faced in my hotel stops along the Great North American Baseball Road Trip was poor lighting in the bathroom. This is especially aggravating for things like holding a sharpened piece of metal against your neck and dragging it across at an angle.  It’s also annoying in a number… Read more »