Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Last Laugh

Everyone laughed at me when I ordered a roll-off dumpster for my home renovation project. How could I ever begin to fill it?

Well, I got the last laugh. In fact, I'm wondering if I should get another. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Visqueen Queen

Forget about Abba's "Dancing Queen" and let me introduce you to Tampa's "Visqueen Queen". 

I only wish I had discovered this thin (0.3 mils thick) plastic sheeting earlier. I now put it over everything, sealed with strips of blue painters tape. Cleanup has never been easier. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Loss of Innocence

How is it that perfectly innocent activities now have a dark, insidious side?

My house was measured by a young lady for new carpeting this morning. And in this new world I felt suspect for having put up plastic sheeting to protect my floors while removing popcorn ceilings. After all, isn't that how Dexter might have prepared to commit a hideous murder? 

What a world!

Friday, October 21, 2016

A New Day

My favorite part of every day is sitting on our dock, drinking my coffee, and watching the sun rise. Magically, everything then comes into focus. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What Happened?

I am just about the least masculine guy you'll ever meet, so what the heck happened? When I amble into Home Depot these days, I actually feel like I belong there. In fact, I am there so often that their employees ask ME where to find things. 

The popcorn ceilings are slowly coming down, but I'm getting the hang of it and am coming to believe that I may even finish some day.

Monday, October 17, 2016


iPhone photo taken sitting on my dock waiting for the sun to rise and another day of hard labor to begin.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Partner in Crime

One of my two partners in crime doing this house remodel/demolition is 74 years old, yet he does at least as much physical labor as us younger guys. Maybe I really do still have a few years left in me.