Posts tagged my life is a home improvement project
Today I’m participating in a weekly series hosted by HomeTalk.com. This article today will be shared with some of the many talented and creative home type bloggers that participate in this still growing social community. For lack of a better way to put it, this is the story of our blog.
So . . . I wanted to revisit my Christmas Season / Winter to do list, posted on December 15th -- nearly two months ago. . . . Just last weekend (Super Bowl weekend) my wife had me helping with the prep for a birthday party she hosted this past weekend. [...]
There must be something about this time of year. I almost invariably feel a sense of re-commitment to my DIY projects. And yeah, maybe it does have something to do with the impending "threat" of having to host. My wife and I are, in fact, entertaining the rest of the family this New Years Day. [ . . . ]
When we had our night on the town at the Remodeling Show in Chicago, we were fortunate enough to have Tim Carter from AsktheBuilder.com join us. And . . . as one thing seems to lead to another, and when he says -- "Ask the Builder," well, we did. Here is an interview with Tim. [ . . ]
I say that I ended up a remodeler by accident. But this is only half-true. It was not intentional, but . . . probably intended. My brother and I, like so many other Friends-in-Moxie, started as builders at an old junker, 8’-folding table -- we dubbed it, “Lego City”. There, we spent countless hours creating everything we could dream up. We were seriously addicted, which was scary, but nonetheless it was a catalyst of passion for building things. Later, we moved on to building forts in the woods near our house as well as to cardboard cities in the big abandoned garden in our yard. As sons of a civil engineer, turned remodeler, a little bit of my father's skills must have rubbed off on us. And that could explain why we were the go-to kids for all the neighborhood build projects. [ . . . ]