Sep 24, 2017

Pig Heads #tinychallenges

Pig Heads #tinychallenges

December brought two yearly events at my maternal grandparents. The first, and probably obvious, was the Christmas Day celebration, where my mother, her brother and their families gathered to exchange gifts and eat

Sep 23, 2017

Blow-out #tinychallenges

Blow-out #tinychallenges

The car was dying and it only had a little less than 150,000 miles on it. The 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid was a bad choice in a commuting vehicle as the battery

Sep 22, 2017

Ted's Lounge #tinychallenges

Ted's Lounge #tinychallenges

I've been in the professional workforce now for almost 19 years. During that time, I've been fortunate to work with a great number of amazingly talented and amazingly good people. Its hard to

Sep 19, 2017

Having my eyes fixed #tinychallenges

Having my eyes fixed #tinychallenges

I always hated wearing glasses. My first pair were acquired sometime in middle school and they were almost immediately relegated to the desk drawer. True, my eyesight was poor enough that I should

Sep 17, 2017

Sand the floor #tinychallenges

Sand the floor #tinychallenges

It was my second day as a homeowner. My father and I rented a floor sander and refinished the floors in my brand new (to me) home. They had not been cared for

Sep 16, 2017

The flooding basement #tinychallenges

The flooding basement #tinychallenges

I have a distinct memory of reading the sellers disclosure when I purchased my first home in 2000; it said that there had never been any water in the basement. Liars. This was

Sep 15, 2017

Bedding in China #tinychallenges

Bedding in China #tinychallenges

The silk factory in Beijing was impressive, if for nothing else than the way in which it pointed out what an American I really am. Our local guide, Maggie, was having a much