MicroVacay April 2015

We needed to get away. After our best-laid plans to go to Paris for the “paperwork trip” failed, we made plans for another MicroVacay. (If a vacation is a few days, and a mini vacation is a weekend, then we consider a day trip without an overnight stay to be a micro vacation.) We went to […]

Hill Country

Last Sunday,, we took advantage of the gorgeous day to drive through part of the hill country.                     The views from atop a hill (near the build site of a $550+K home) were spectacular. Even the low lake looked pretty. The bright green young leaves gave the hills an interesting color pattern.

Birthday Bacchanal™ 2012

Emil and several of our #childfree friends have late-November through early-December birthdays: Kelly, Jeff, Emil, Judy, and Ryan. So, we made a huge weekend out of it for all of them. Friday, Jeff, Judy, Emil, and I went for Thai lunch in Cedar Park on our way to Flat Creek Estate winery. We had the […]

New Neighbors

Down the road from us, they are building some new apartments. We already know how it will affect our traffic patterns, and it’s no big deal. The construction is literally a big deal, however. They are tying the new complex into our main lines; I’m sure this is standard. What’s big is what they are […]

They’re Here!

While researching some blog material back in the spring, I found that Tacori was giving away an engagement ring from their new line. So, I signed up to win the beauty. I didn’t win the gorgeous ring, but I did win one of the other 99 prizes: a pair of “Jelly bean” diamond earrings in […]

Appreciation for Daddy

In prepping my facebook photo for Fathers’ Day weekend, I found this comment about him. Larry Dean Salter. He understood that you could sometimes help a student more by giving them a break [than] by always going 100 percent by the rules. It wasn’t just black or white…sometimes it was OK for there to be […]