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...

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 14

Last-Minute Chaos After nearly six months of watching our house be built, it is finally completed. You’d think everything should go smoothly, but that’s far from the case. The past 24...

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 9

A Little Closer Every Day With just a month left until construction is scheduled to be complete, the house is really starting to take shape. With the majority of the outside work done (with the...

The Building Blog: Part 4

Mired in Paperwork Things have been rather quiet lately on the house front. We’ve been waiting on the loan approval before construction can begin, and finally received some preliminary...