Home Renovation, siding

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

When we bought our house in 2002, it had dark brown aluminum siding.  Here it is, circa 2002. Several years ago, we had the siding painted a lighter brown color, […]

Home Renovation, roof

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

Our roof was nearing the end of its life, and replacing it was part of the motivation in doing our renovation at this time. While a roof is not extremely […]

Home Renovation, framing

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

After the foundation was poured and the crawl space slushed, the foundation was ready for the framing to start on top of it. We knew that the framing would be […]

Home Renovation, foundation

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

One part of our renovation that we will see very little of is the new crawlspace.  The old sun room had sat on a concrete slab, and was quite cold […]

Home Renovation, demolition

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

Before you can build something up, you have to tear it down. The first step in our remodeling was the demolition. The sunroom on the back of the house had […]

Front of house, before project

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

Laura and I bought our house in 2002.  When we bought it, we knew it was going to need a little work – mainly paint and a new kitchen and […]

On Sunday evening I underwent laparoscopic surgery for removal of my appendix. I had been feeling ill for about two days and woke up at 3 in the morning with […]

Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian is a book by Gary Haugen, the president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights organization based in […]

I saw this Gallup poll this week about the alcohol preferences of American drinkers.  Of note is that wine is now almost caught up with beer (35% to 36%), and […]