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Double Digits

I'm 10-years old!

My youngest daughter has now graduated into the double-digits age class. Happy Birthday, Keely!

Toilet Seat Up or Down? No Reason to Argue

Toilet with seat and lid down

Why do men and women argue over the toilet? Not over who should use it first after coming home when more than one person has a need to use it, but the long-lived debate of whether to leave the seat up or down. Stop Arguing! You’ve come to the right place, for I am going […]

Butt Heads: The Road Is Not Your Ash Tray

Cigarette butt on side of the street

Picture if you will: You are driving down the road, listening to music, minding your own business, and the driver of the vehicle in front of you rolls down their window, you see smoke come out followed by a hand dropping low, pausing for a second or two, and then discreetly drops a cigarette butt […]

Turning the Old into New

Grandma's Recipes

Need a recipe? Jump on the computer, go to Google and search for what’s gnawing at your gut. Perhaps, you’ll just grab one of your cookbooks you purchased at your local Barnes and Noble that has shelves and shelves of books related to food and cooking. Simple. Contrary to what is commonplace today, published cookbooks […]

100 Push-Up Challenge / Quit Your Bellyaching

Week #2 is in the books. I am one-third through the 6-week hundred push-ups training program. For those that also started this program as an old, overweight, out-of-shape individual, week two brings out the weakness in your abdominal muscles. Who knew push-ups would put a hurtin’ on your belly? The first two workout days of […]

100 Push-Up Challenge: Week 1 Complete

Proper Push-Up

NOTE: This image here is not me, but rather how Wikipedia shows as the proper way to do a pushup. This is the standard I am using, where I go down to a 90-degree angle, and then back up. Whew! I have just completed Week 1 / Day 3 of my training to 100 push-ups […]

Hope For the Unlikely: 100 Push-Ups In-a-Row

Can an out of shape, overweight, 50-year old man do 100 push-ups in a row? Unlikely. I turn 50 in just over 3 months, and I am going to attempt to perform 100 push-ups on my birthday. Come along with me on my journey to success or failure. Since after Thanksgiving, I have been trying […]

Replacement Vehicle: 2012 VW Golf TDI

2012 VW Golf TDI

The insurance company totaled my 2005 Honda Element following my accident. Unfortunately, I was not in the market for a vehicle, so I had to quickly figure out what car I wanted to replace it. I decided on the 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI. The diesel will give me 45+ MPG, which is 20 MPG more […]

Whoopsie Daisy: 33-Year Streak Over


After getting my license on my 16th birthday, I figured someday I would get into an accident. That day came 33 years later. Driving home from work on a rainy day, I was headed down Tollgate Road, traveling about 35 mph, and came upon a very sharp curve. My front got loose, just as if […]

New Car for Brittany


What an exciting time for my daughter. She purchased her first new car — a 2011 Hyundai Accent. I remember that wonderful feeling when I bought my first new car, a 1982 Cheverlot Camaro. Boy, that was a long time ago, but it seems like just yesterday. This will be good, reliable transportation for her […]

Horse Riding Lesson


Linda Turns the Big 4-0


Today is a milestone for Linda, she turned 40.  She is now a member of the exclusive 40-and-over Club and I am glad to have her as a member. I was finally able to bring out the present I bought for her and had hiding inside the shed — a new bike. Happy Birthday Lin! […]

Christmas Tree Excursion


Our caravan of four vehicles and 13 people made the trek to Hilltop Tree farm to get one christmas tree. The yearly tradition is hanging on by a thread — hopefully next year more than one tree will be harvested.

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