Epic Fails: A Review of 2016

A “New Year’s” fireworks show, put on by the neighbors…

I know we’re nearly done with January by now, and I should probably be finished with the whole self-evaluation/goal setting thing — but let’s face it, I’m always running a little behind, so why should my New Year’s Resolutions be any different?

Besides, it’s never too late to learn from the past, right? Continue reading “Epic Fails: A Review of 2016”


Contrived Adventures


The wind and snow were really whipping last Saturday, biting at my nose and cheeks.

It wasn’t super cold (maybe 25° or so), but I tell ya, that wind wasn’t doing me any favors.

Dang near had to keep my eyes closed, just to shut out the blinding snow!

Not that there was much to see anyway…

If it weren’t for the tops of a few brown weeds poking through the snow, a line of sprinkler pipes, and a big yellow “Not-Maintained-In-Winter” sign, you’d almost think I was running through a frozen, uninhabited tundra — when, in reality, I was only about 1/4 mile from my own front door. Continue reading “Contrived Adventures”

Wild Winter Weather

Snow shovels and shop-vacs… As far as I’m concerned, they’re worth their weight in gold!

-30° Fahrenheit.

I don’t care who you are — That. Is. COLD!

And who woulda thought I’d be sweating in it?!

But that’s exactly what I was doing (sweating up a storm) the other day as I helped shovel my neighbor’s tractor out of a snowdrift. And I’m not talking about just any old run-of-the-mill tractor either; this was a big, heavy duty, 4 wheel drive CAT front-end loader — with tires almost as tall as my wife — totally stuck in a chest-deep snowdrift. Continue reading “Wild Winter Weather”