The Unlikely Story of the Patio Project: Deck Demolition to Paver Patio

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi The Patio Project and the Rotting Deck My family has always used our backyard deck often, for dinnersContinue reading “The Unlikely Story of the Patio Project: Deck Demolition to Paver Patio”

How to Build a Built-In Bookcase (without any carpentry skills)

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero I have always dreamed of having a library. Maybe not a library in the traditional sense, but I have always dreamed of having a wall of bookcases in my home to hold the books I love. Anyone who has lookedContinue reading “How to Build a Built-In Bookcase (without any carpentry skills)”

12 Things I’m Learning About Going Back to Work

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work. – Daniel Burnham, American architect (1846 – 1912) A few months ago, one commenter here asked if I would talk about my transition back to work. I’ve let the thought simmerContinue reading “12 Things I’m Learning About Going Back to Work”