Category Archives: The Castle

Home Improvements.

For the record, I hate doing house repairs. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do them. I just don’t like doing them. So, when I actually do repairs around the house, I think I deserve to brag. So, yeah, this … Continue reading

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First Shoveling

Since it wasn’t heavy enough of a snowfall I ended up shoveling the driveway and sidewalk to the front door, it took about 45 minutes and wasn’t that much of a workout. Maneuvering the massive snowblower probably would have been … Continue reading

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It Was A Dark And…..

Yeah, yeah, yeah. A thunderstorm moved in at 2:00 AM. There was wind; there was rain; there was a whole lot of lightning. It was very, very frightful. Somehow, this cup managed to stay on the deck table.

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Get Out Of Dodge!

I was given my marching orders in no uncertain terms. Tina is going to come home from work and clean house. That means I must not be around and under foot. So, I am going to go for a run … Continue reading

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Kang And The Chipmonks

I was out on the deck, mindfully enjoying the nature that surrounds my backyard. Squirrels were climbing in the trees deep in the woods to the west. Birds were all about chirping. The occasional hummingbird swooped by to drink nectar … Continue reading

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Sigh. The problem with having a lawn is it needs moving from time to time. Now, usually, that means weekend work. However, this weekend Tina and I are looking to visit Cooper State Park in Wisconsin and enjoy the trail … Continue reading

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Blowsery Weekend

It was cold and windy this past weekend, leaving me bereft of any desire to mow the lawn. There is no wind today, so I best get out there and mow down the prairie that has sprung in my front … Continue reading

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A View To Serenity

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I bought my house.

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Productive Sunday

Honestly, I had a great Sunday. Got up early enough to do my morning routine, followed by assembling the cart I bought from Fleet Farm, the lawn mower I bought from Menard’s, and building a compost pen out of fence … Continue reading

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Snow Blower

Finally was able to use my new snow blower. Great improvement over using a shovel. However, I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will be the first and last time I use it this season.

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