Wake up

Wake up

So, I’ve been working on the house this weekend. After many months on the road and a couple weeks of reconnecting with the family, I…

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Friday Mental Massage: The hits keep on coming edition

Friday Mental Massage: The hits keep on coming edition

We haven’t done a Friday Mental Massage in some time, so let’s pound one out–primarily because I’m in desperate need of a real massage. I…

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Under pressure

Under pressure

If my wife’s to-do list was somebody’s face, I’d be awaiting a bond hearing right now, because I beat the hell out of that thing…

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Big Box Blues Update

Big Box Blues Update

When we last left our intrepid hero (or the guy who doesn’t save receipts), he was awash in the Big Box Blues. I figured I’d…

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Big box blues

Big box blues

I hate this part. There was a time when when my not-yet-atrophied heart thought about the romantic nature of gift-buying. One year, my wife and…

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T's Rules for Home Improvement

T’s Rules for Home Improvement

In April 1999, I walked into a new job. It was a bustling newsroom that had already known my wife for a few weeks. The…

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Getting screwed: The Live Blog

Getting screwed: The Live Blog

9:00am: Two days ago, my wife told me both of our uptairs toilets had problems. By problems, she meant they were flushing, but doing so…

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