Week 45 – Winter hindsight

Here’s a funny thing about one winter to the next. Last year, as we planned to start our house project, we had the optimistic hope that if we had a perfect winter situation, we could dig our foundation in February. Of course, if you’re new to these home posts, or just forgot, this is whatContinue reading “Week 45 – Winter hindsight”

Waking with the artificial sun – Two weeks with a sunrise alarm clock

A couple of weeks ago, Josh went to a conference during which one of the breakout sessions was about the effects of phones on your home, health, and relationships. Part of that talk had been about charging your phone in your bedroom, particularly on your nightstand next to you while you’re sleeping. Having the phoneContinue reading “Waking with the artificial sun – Two weeks with a sunrise alarm clock”

Week 44 – Keeping it warm as it got COLD!

This week got COLD… As in it was -20 degrees on Thursday morning before the windchill. Also as in the end of the week got me down hard with a nasty cold that had me laid up on the couch with my tea and Netflix. Fortunately, Josh is really good at taking care of me,Continue reading “Week 44 – Keeping it warm as it got COLD!”

I started counting daily sugars, and holy moley!

Sometimes, I do things dietarily just for fun. Josh has a gluten allergy, so I’m gluten free myself 95% of the time, but other than that, we don’t have many other dietary restrictions in our house. We generally eat pretty healthily, vegetables, whole grains, and all that good stuff. But sometimes I get curious aboutContinue reading “I started counting daily sugars, and holy moley!”

Wine for your Weekend: Valentine's Day edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! The year that Josh and I met, Valentine’s Day was on a Friday. As we were dating long distance at the time, this was very fortuitous as it was the only way that we probably would have planned to go out. I drove to Rochester; Josh made dinner reservations. We ended upContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Valentine's Day edition”

Week 43 – No apology needed?

Here’s a funny thing about what happened with our blueprints and inspection and waiting for the engineer to give us the fix we needed to get passed our load bearing wall issue. When I tell people that story, they all have the same reaction(s): “Well did the engineer apologize?” “Are they paying for the newContinue reading “Week 43 – No apology needed?”

Wine for your Weekend: I just deCAN'T!

There are four new bottles of wine sitting in our case right now, all waiting to be enjoyed and reviewed, but after Super Bowl weekend, this busy week called for more old favorites than new exploration. Two sturdy, standby Zinfandels sat on our counter all week, and while they served us well through girls’ night,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend: I just deCAN'T!”

My social media detox is over and…

It’s highly convenient that February 1st fell on a Saturday. That morning, the end of my 30 day social media detox, I imagined I’d get up, make my coffee, snuggle onto the couch with my laptop, and happily indulge in the digital world I’d missed the past month. I assumed there would be something ofContinue reading “My social media detox is over and…”

Wine for your Weekend – Super Bowl edition

The Super Bowl should essentially be considered an American holiday. In fact, I know a lot of people who essentially make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday by talking PTO. Even non-NFL watchers tend to at least turn mild attention towards the big game. If nothing else, the commercials are funny and theContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – Super Bowl edition”

Week 42 – Take a load off

We kicked off this week with our framing inspection, and as I’ve previously bemoaned, I’m not really sure why this comes so late in the process!? I mean, I do generally understand that they’re looking to make sure that the mechanicals (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc.) haven’t compromised the overall structure of the house. But they’reContinue reading “Week 42 – Take a load off”