Home Improvement Fair

by Josh on March 12, 2008 · 3 comments

in Ideas,Journal,Local

This past weekend I checked out the South Minneapolis Home Improvement Fair held at a local high school. Like any home show, this event had solid representation from replacement window vendors and design/build contractors, but sprinkled among them were some preservationist- and traditionalist-oriented booths and some useful neighborhood-specific resources.


Garden Of Merit

by Josh on December 18, 2007 · 7 comments

in garden,Journal,Local

Our award certificate from Minneapolis Blooms that I mentioned a couple months back arrived in the mail today, proclaiming our yard a “Garden of Merit.” That’s an important-sounding title, but the letter accompanying the award helpfully clarifies what it takes to merit the award. After one of our neighbors nominated our garden, someone with the […]


Wireless Through The Walls

by Josh on November 21, 2007 · 0 comments

in Local

My neighborhood is on the leading end of the rollout of municipal wifi service in Minneapolis. I kicked my DSL to the curb a little over a week ago have been pleased (though not thrilled) with the performance of the wifi connection. I’m sure things will only get better once the network is complete. With […]


Got Plate, Need Car

by Josh on November 2, 2007 · 2 comments

in antiques,House History,Local

Our house was built in 1923 with an attached garage for a car. Now I’ve got a 1923 Minnesota license plate that could have been attached to that car.


You May Already Be A Winner

by Josh on October 29, 2007 · 5 comments

in garden,Local

I got a postcard in the mail today notifying us that our garden was selected to receive a 2007 Minneapolis Blooms Award! It looks like a neighbor or someone nominated us (Who is it? Fess up!) and then a garden evaluator stopped by sometime this summer to review our garden. Once I confirm our information […]


We love to take our son and dog out for walks around the neighborhood after dinner. Living in a bungalow neighborhood, there are lots of other cute houses to see as we walk. However, one of our favorite neighborhood landmarks isn’t a house at all– though its looks might fool you. Meet Minneapolis Fire Station […]