Kayaking Crane Island

Monday, July 28, 2014

One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Ezra Fitch Pabody wrote a daily journal about his activities in and around Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka. I took my little boat out to that lake to paddle the very same waters as Ezra did those many decades ago.


Easy Soy Yogurt

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I used to buy soy yogurt out of the refrigerator cases at the local coops until WholeSoy botched up their production process which resulted in a soy yogurt shortage all over everywhere. So I decided to try making my own. It turned out to be so easy, I'll never buy it off the shelf again.


Not Kayaking Moore Lake

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I intended on kayaking around Moore Lake (and Sping Lake, in Spring Lake Park) this afternoon but was pevented.


Just One Thing - July 13

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another hot, hot week. I don't do outside work in this weather.

And, you know what? I'm declaring this project finished. Spring is the season for getting things done. Summer is the season for screwing around and enjoying the weather. The only outstanding project now is the garage rebuild and, by and large, that doesn't require me to actually do very much. So I'm formally done doing something every day.

I'll probably return to this concept in the autumn, with perhaps more of a focus on arts and crafts (especially since I'll have my nice, new workshop then). Yeah, yeah. That's a good idea. In the autumn I think I'll try to do one-artsandcrafts-thing every day.


Just One Thing - July 6

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A hot week. And a holiday weekend.


Just One Thing - June 29

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm running out of things I want to do in this weather. This thing-a-day project is petering out.


Kayaking Lake Marion

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Monday, June 23, 2014

On the recommendation from an old guy I met at Cleary Lake, I drove down to Lakeville and explored Lake Marion.


Just One Thing - June 22

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new project this week: house painting!


House Painted

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I hired College Pro to paint my house. Fortunately, my house has a stucco siding so it requires no special treatment before painting, just some manual removal of flaking paint and a quick washing. Over the course of a couple days (and one brief return visit) they got it all painted.


Just One Thing - June 15

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Still cleaning up from the HVAC installation and getting ready for next week's house painting.


Kayaking Cleary Lake

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm slowly exhausting all of the Three Rivers Park District's lakes. This time I drove half an hour south to Cleary Lake.


Just One Thing - June 8

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mostly this week was spent cleaning up after the HVAC installation of last week.


Just One Thing - June 1

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Big week, this one. Uptown came out and spent eleven hours installing the new boiler and the air conditioning system.


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