Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blog Books (and a vacation from posting)

The boys’ blog books arrived today from Lulu.com. They are perfect – the boys immediately took them out and read them. And Will didn’t even complain about having to write in his blog tonight. Now I feel obligated to write … Continue reading

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An afternoon in the city

Or, a visit to Madame Tussaud’s museum. Of course that isn’t all we did. But it is most of what we did. We were a bit slow getting out of the house (we couldn’t find Targa’s invisible fence collar that had … Continue reading

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On our way to the city

Waiting for the train in New Haven

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Sunday in the workshop (kitchen island progress and a new jig)

I was finally able to get time in the workshop today. I have been a bit sidetracked with renovations to Will’s room over the past two weeks. One thing that has helped is trying to do two hours of work … Continue reading

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Day trip to New Bedford, MA

    Yesterday, Susanna and I took a road trip to New Bedford, MA. We planned to visit the New England Demolition and Salvage company.  The plan was to look at possibly getting a new door for the kitchen. In … Continue reading

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Sharpening a vintage chisel

    This morning the boys and I visited the local flea market. The boys were on a search for a new toy. I wasn’t looking for anything particular, but of course stopped by the tool vendors to see if … Continue reading

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Will’s room progress…

The boys are here all weekend, so I didn’t entirely focus on working on the room.  Susanna and I have agreed to each spend two hours on the room every day before we allow ourselves to sit down and watch … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2013

So, I didn’t meet all my goals for 2012. Let’s see how I do for 2013. I think I should print these out somewhere I can look at them regularly and remind myself of my goals. So here they are … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island (finally progress)

I do kind of feel a bit silly bragging about progress on one of my woodworking projects right after a post about a house project that will keep me from the workshop for a week or so. But I’ve never … Continue reading

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First house project (of necessity) for 2013

Susanna and I were hanging out in the living room last weekend when we hear a crash from the other room.  We didn’t see anything in the kitchen, so assumed it was a cat knocking something over in the basement. … Continue reading

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