April 2006

Yard Work At Last

by Josh on April 10, 2006 · 3 comments

in Gardens,Journal

We have had some lovely weather the past few days, and the plants in our yard have noticed. To clean up the gardens for their spring debut, I spent a few hours trimming off dead heads and pulling out unwanted intruders. I did not come from a gardening family, but when we bought our bungalow […]


What a great day for paintstripping! With a bright sun shining all day, it was finally warm enough to throw open the garage door, trot out the sawhorses and get serious about stripping the doors I’ve been picking at for weeks. Ms. Bungalow also gave me leave of my fatherly duties to spend a solid […]


Home Improvement, Not My Home

by Josh on April 6, 2006 · 2 comments

in Journal

Good news: I got a few uninterrupted hours of home improvement work done yesterday. Bad news: I wasn’t working on my house. The nonprofit organization I work for has decided that it would improve morale to have all the staff work together on a project around the facility periodically. Yesterday was the first of these […]


Floor Favor

by Josh on April 3, 2006 · 0 comments

in Projects

Most of the projects I’m tackling around here are maddeningly wide and slow. So it was a refreshing change to get to help my dad put a laminate floor in the kitchen of my parents’ house over the weekend. Mom came over to my house to watch my son while I went to her place […]