Category Archives: Family

Lessons Learned in the Playhouse

It’s taken about 18 months to complete my son’s playhouse. Aside from putting down some pea gravel, the structure is ready for him to use and enjoy. I’ve captured pictures and tips along the way for anyone else attempting something … Continue reading

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Jangly Guitars and Hay Bales

Tom Petty died this week. The first Tom Petty album I discovered was Into the Great Wide Open. I was a junior in high school. It was just before Nirvana thrust the early ‘90s into grunge, and I was just … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons and Football

This was a special weekend for our son and me; one of those “firsts” between fathers and sons. We went to our first football game together. It was the Oklahoma-Baylor game, in Waco. It was relatively spontaneous too: on Friday … Continue reading

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In the Home Stretch

The playhouse has turned out to be a bigger project than I had planned, certainly in terms of the calendar time it’s taken to get to this point. The frame is finished, except for the placement of roof rafters. I’ve … Continue reading

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2017 Week 11 in Review

We finally got a break in the rainy weather this weekend. I took the opportunity to finish up the deck phase of the playhouse. I had to re-do the front-most deck board in order to properly install the rim joist … Continue reading

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