Category Archives: Construction Life

Unstoppable Legos

Unstoppable Legos

Legos are like oxygen to Jack.  You just can’t keep that boy from his Legos. On both of our road trips the past two summers, we resorted to paying him $1 for every day he didn’t talk about “the L word.”  Turns out, he can talk about things other than Legos, but it just takes… READ MORE

First Meal

First Meal

The butcher called to let us know they had some aged prime porterhouse ready, and thought we’d be interested.  Do they know us well, or what? Perfect for our first meal in the house.  I suppose to anyone else, our ambiance would be appalling. But we have heat, a dining room table and a piano.  It’s… READ MORE

Complainers and Porta Potties

Complainers and Porta Potties

We really do live in a great city.  Ok, so the place hasn’t met a tax hike or millage they didn’t love. The number of ordinances and rules is mind boggling.  Regardless of my best efforts at being a precinct delegate and knocking doors, we turn in the worst results for the country’s best congressman. But that’s… READ MORE

Weird Places

Weird Places

One of the craziest things about construction is how much you learn about your own city. You find yourself driving in parts of town you never knew existed and entering businesses that blow your mind. Capitalism is truly astounding, the sheer depth and breadth of ways people make a living. Today we were looking for… READ MORE