Presidents’ Day weekend we were itching for another Saturday trip, but couldn’t figure out what to do that was within  budget and that fit the forecasted rainy weather. Finally we settled on riding the train into downtown Portland to explore our city for a few hours. The kids love riding the MAX, and we were… Read More PDX by MAX

diy, house, stephen


Since I like to blog about things after they are completely accomplished, I was waiting for the very last details of our  house siding project to be complete before writing about it. And here we are, months later, with only the painting of drainpipe fasteners standing between me and writing about our siding…so I’m writing!… Read More Homeownership