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It was only a few weeks ago that I was sitting on the porch in Guatemala, shivering, wishing that I had brought some long pants and a jacket. Oh well, I’ll know better next time. However, I was able to get a blanket and warm up a bit and, as an added bonus, was able to keep the mosquitoes off of me! In the mornings, during my walks, the temperatures were in the upper 50s, quite nice for walking. Well…

One of the favorite words, it seems, in the work world, at least my work world, is “repurpose”. In other words, change the use of something into something else. It’s just one of those buzzwords that I hear, like level-set, that I translate into something useful for my brain and move on. 🙂 During the warmer weather, I like to cook outside. I have a well-used Master Forge grill that I bought from Home Depot some 5 years ago. I…

My friend, and fellow blogger, Monte has a post on his blog about ink pens. Although the topic, initially, was about pens, it eventually turned to failed appliances. Well, until I read that, everything had been working just fine in my house. But, today, no less than a few hours after reading those comments, my microwave decided to give up the ghost! WTH??? I guess that it was just a bit of solidarity … appliances standing together, or rather falling…

I’d been thinking about this for nearly four years, finally, I decided to pull the trigger. I had Lowe’s install some wood (bamboo) flooring. The guys from Service Pros came out and made short work of this project. It took 3 guys, about 14 hours, or 42 total hours, to remove, prep, lay, and finish about 700 square feet of flooring. As I watched them work, seeing the tools that they used and the obvious expertise that they displayed, I…