The Carpenter’s Son

We were in Lowe’s for two hours today. Cedar or pressure treated?  One raised garden bed or two?  1x6x12 or 1x6x8? At one point, around forty-five minutes in, an employee came over to check on me as I stood there frowning slightly and staring up into the rafters, “Need any help?” “Hm? Oh, no manContinue reading “The Carpenter’s Son”

A Flatbed Towed My Dreams Away… and Other Country Song Lyrics

Nine years ago it was wood-working. Seven years ago it was boat fever. Five years ago is was flying. For the past three years it has been cars. These hobbies start as a passing interest, an ember in my heart that travels to my brain and finally into my hands (and wallet).  Hundreds of hoursContinue reading “A Flatbed Towed My Dreams Away… and Other Country Song Lyrics”

DIY Fishing Excursion

Took the boys fishing this past weekend and I wanted to pass on some advice. Better yet, below you will find a checklist to use  to take your children on a trip to the Great Outdoors. Nothing says bonding time like waking up early, casting a few lines into a swift misty river and catchingContinue reading “DIY Fishing Excursion”