Category Archives: Fatherhood

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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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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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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2017 Week 9 in Review

The team worked late this week to get our next platform release ready for final QA. The software biz is a schedule of give and take, andĀ it was more on the take this week. The upshot is that we head … Continue reading

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2017 Week 8 in Review

I started laying decking on my son’s playhouse this weekend. Before that though, I installed blockingĀ to help strengthen the frame and reduce joist wobble. I used scrap 5/4 for the blocking, which was adequate for stiffening up the frame. Using … Continue reading

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