Retrospective: 2016

As has become my custom, I take a look back at the previous year, the good and the bad, the surprising and the obvious, and reflect on the year as a whole. Many would agree with me that 2016 was not...

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant...

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013...

Review: CloudBerry Backup

Everyone should have some kind of a backup solution for their computer. No excuses. I once was guilty of not having a regular backup plan, and ended up losing a considerable amount of data because of...

The Building Blog: Finale

We’ve been living in our house now for just over two weeks, and things are beginning to settle down. We’re mostly unpacked, and starting to settle into a daily routine. So far, it’s...

The Building Blog: Part 15

We Are Homeowners At last, we are officially homeowners. Construction was officially completed on February 21st, and we closed on the 25th. Refrigerator Madness, Ctd. In Part 14, I mentioned the...

The Building Blog: Part 13

Frustrations Mount With less than a week until closing, the house isn’t finished yet. The past week has seen little change, and has been a frustrating few days. Last weekend, Jenny’s...

The Building Blog: Part 12

All But Finished The clock is really ticking now. With less than 2 weeks left until we close on the house, we’re focusing on small details now, rather than large ones. The carpet has been...

The Building Blog: Part 11

The Home Stretch My, how things have changed! The house is coming along nicely now, and quite frankly, is nearly complete. The past 10 days have seen some pretty major additions to the home, as well...

The Building Blog: Part 10

Concrete Sign of Improvement The past couple of weeks have seen a considerable amount of new construction taking place on the house. The day after my last Building Blog went live, the driveway...