I’m still here, just haven’t had much to update the site with lately. It’s been nine months since my wife Amy died, and things have been tough all over. I […]

My wife Amy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 16th. I’m not yet planning on moving or selling the house, as I like it too much.

I’ve spent the past few months memorizing the entire Benjamin Moore paint line, looking for a trim color for the house.  You’d think it’d be easy, right? Wrong. I can’t just appease […]

I’ve done a review of various modern fountain pens and pocket notebooks over at my main weblog. If anyone has an old Parker 51 or Parker 21 fountain pen lying […]

Krud Cutter and Holy Cow are great for getting years of accumulated wax and dirt off 50-year-old wood floors. We’ve got a couple of test patches so far that show […]

Thanks to “Meanwhile Back At the Ranch”, the Midcentury Style Blog, for naming us as one of their recipients of the “One Lovely Blog” awards. I don’t have the time […]

Not much going on here this holiday season. As an IT guy, I tend to have to work extra hours during the Christmas and New Years break to get things […]

We ended up having a non-Turkey-based meal with our neighbors across the street (who are also Fifties/Modern fanatics). Tenderloin steak, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sausage, and pumpkin chiffon pie […]

Amy recently found REJUVENATION for lighting, shades, and hardware, and Schoolhouse Electric Co. for period light fixtures and glass shades.

For the past six months or so, I’ve been too busy at work (and too tired in the evenings) to properly clean house. Combine this with the effects of Hurricane […]