Ninety Percent There

We reached a major milestone on Friday with the installation of our microwave and stove – we  have a functioning kitchen! We don't have door pulls for the bottom cabinets, still need a small heater, and need matched wood in the dining room, but we have everything else. We were able to cook on the …

Blueberry Picking

We went blueberry picking in the back yard tonight. Our journey didn't start that way though. During dinner we noticed some deer in the yard, a pretty normal occurrence around here. This time, however the deer were different: they were bucks. We've never had bucks before. Naturally I had to run outside with my 150 …

LED Paradise

Every so many years we have upgraded the lighting in our house. The first time was soon after we moved in. We swapped all of our incandescent lamp bulbs for CFLs because the prices had finally come down enough to justify them. They used less than a third of the power of the equivalent incandescent …