How to clean a washing machine

We bought (conveyed) a Whirlpool Gold washer with the house. It’s okay as a machine and we haven’t had any problems. It’s “just old enough” to be a water hog, though. Models released just a year or two after started to be quite conservative with water. Replacing it is not on our current list, however. […]

RIP Jessica Guidry

Sunday morning brought us some terrible news. Jessica (our neighbor in Bryan) was in ICU and things were not looking good. We jumped in the car, and confirmed the worst when we saw her. Several days ago, she was on her roof, painting the exterior of her home with Ben, her coworker/friend/handyman. Clearly she felt fine. […]

Happy Fall

Today, we went to a family birthday party. It was great to see “everyone”. We used to see everyone pretty often. In fact, there were kinda regular Sunday dinners at Emil’s mom’s house when he and I first started dating. Literally every family member came to those. They were great. Then, we had about half […]

Rockin’ Along

The last of the rocks have been hauled and placed into the beds. It looks so much better back there, now. Next steps include planting some seeds, arranging some of the groups of larger stones, and a gutter for the patio cover (and eventually, a rain barrel).

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.

Or not…

Emil’s coworker ended up having to go out of state for family stuff. So, Emil has to work at least part of the day on Thursday. The bank (where we’d get the notary and another witness, and where there is a safe deposit box for the Will) is closed on Good Friday. So, we’ll have to make the […]