It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Over the weekend I scrubbed the house and put up the tree (to the left, to the left, doesn't it look great!?). I promised myself I would not start a new project yet, but I had a spare hour on Sunday between church and my mom’s apartment Christmas party. So I donned the disposable coveralls,... Continue Reading →

Rag Rolling

Now that hockey season has started (if you have kids that seriously engage in the sport, you know it requires about 13 months and billions of dollars a year), I will have some weekends to myself as Andy travels or hosts for hockey showcases, championships, and tournaments. Lucy plays while Gracie values the dad-time. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Ready, Set, Go!

The single bathroom is a tiny space with peeling wallpaper and dark and outdated cabinetry. I have chosen to start here because it should be relatively easy to freshen this room quickly. Call it my warmup, if you will.I propose to paint the flooring and cabinetry, remove some of the outdated accessories, and add new... Continue Reading →

Carhartt & Dickies Coveralls

When it comes to coveralls, and work wear in general, two names loom larger than the rest: Carhartt and Dickies. I’ve been wearing Carhartt coveralls since ’83, when I got my start in the construction business working as laborer in St. Paul, Minnesota. Winters in St. Paul can be colder than my ex-wife’s heart, and... Continue Reading →

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