I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was in 1st grade. One night in December, I was looking around our living room and realized that not only didn’t we have a fireplace – we didn’t even have a chimney!
I asked my Dad how Santa would get into our house since we didn’t have a chimney and he said, “We have one. You just can’t see it because it’s behind that wall in the corner. But don’t worry, Santa can still get in.”
I was not convinced. Continue reading
Master BR Floor, 1 week after A/C leak
Last October, I stepped out of bed and felt my laminate floor squish beneath my feet. Being a longtime homeowner, I figured this was worth investigating. I knelt down, pushed on a plank and saw water ooze up from the seams. This was not a good sign. Continue reading
Barely big enough for a family of 2
My wife and I have moved 11 times. This included relocating from Pittsburgh to Florida & back twice, from Florida to Raleigh & back once, and 5 more times to different cities.
The first time we moved from Pittsburgh to Florida, we needed an entire 18 wheel tractor trailer to transport our belongings – and it was just 2 of us!
For our most recent move from Raleigh back to Florida, we needed less than 1/3 of a tractor trailer to haul our stuff.
Between our first move and our last move (I really hope it’s our last move!), we learned a few practical lessons: Continue reading