After much work — and we’re still feeling the pain in our sore muscles unused to this kind of manual labor — the side of The Estate at Louisville now looks like this. Not bad.
I note that according to the Blogger dashboard, this is my 100th post on the blog. I’ve only been doing this for what, six or seven weeks now? Am I an unusually prolific blogger? Either way, it’s fun to do.
The “healed” air conditioner is only half-healed and we’ve given it a rest for the afternoon. Why, oh, why, won’t any of the air-conditioner repair people we’ve called ever return my calls? Don’t they want my business?
Today, in addition to contending with unusally tall grass (due in part to daily thunderstorms for the past week and a half, with their associated hot, humid weather) the lawn mower’s blade-drive belt nearly broke. The mower is not currently… Continue Reading
Last night, The Wife and I went to see two bands. So we are now well-entertained people. The first was a blues power trio including one of her colleagues from work. They did a few white-boy blues jams; they covered… Continue Reading
Simply put, Batman Begins is the best Batman movie – the best Batman media – that has yet been made. This is saying something, since Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns impressed me as a remarkably good piece of fiction… Continue Reading
Of all the bizarre things that I’ve had to experience in the past year or so, this is right up there. The air conditioner healed. Tuesday it was busted. I turned it off and waited all day at home for… Continue Reading
Several days ago, I blogged about the Scopes Monkey Trial. Now we have some idea of what it looked like, thanks to some pictures recently discovered at the Smithsonian Institution. This picture was taken of the famous cross-examination of Bryan.… Continue Reading
Based on my conversations with lenders yesterday, and looking at realistic down payment requirements that we’ll face, it appears The Wife and I will not be able to purchase a home of our own until about April. That’s good news… Continue Reading
Thinking about getting a new car and confronting a variety of other financial decisions and recent events, I find myself missing some of the possessions I used to have. And it makes me a little bit ashamed of myself, since… Continue Reading