Retrospective: 2017

Retrospective: 2017

As I do each and every December, I sat down to write about the past year, and all its up and downs, reflecting on whether it was a good year, or a bad year. 2017 must be categorized as both. For Houston, it was both a great year, and a terrible one. For me and my...
Retrospective: 2016

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 a great year. It saw turbulence across the globe, in all aspects of...
Retrospective: 2015

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 ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...
What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the ‘future’, and yet it’s still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it’s interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of...
Review: CloudBerry Backup

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 it. Don’t let this happen to you–backup, and keep...
The Building Blog: Finale

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 been enjoyable, but then again, we’ve had time off work as we...
The Building Blog: Part 15

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 consternation we faced regarding purchasing our refrigerator....
The Building Blog: Part 14

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 hours have been hectic, as we worked to get the house finished and...
The Building Blog: Part 11

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 as quite a bit of house-related paperwork, etc. The house is...