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I traded in a morning commute for a morning walk.

When the pandemic started, I was excited to be working from home. One thing I soon realized however is that I didn’t move very much. Walking from the parking lot to the office, and then around the office at work, added up. Not a lot of steps, but way more than I was getting when […]

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I built the 1988 LEGO 6395 Victory Lap Raceway!

In 1988, I received a Lego 6395 Victory Lap Raceway! Well, I think that’s when I got it, I was like 9 so I don’t remember, but that’s when it came out. Fast forward a few (ok a lot) of years, and I put it back together! This is a pretty sweet Lego set that […]

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We installed a cat door.

Over the weekend we installed a Purrfect Portal cat door. It was pretty easy to do and looks amazing. We installed it in the room we keep the cat litter boxes in. It’s supposed to be under the stairs storage but works well for litter boxes. The cat door should slow the cats down so […]

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Today we said goodbye to our cat Sassy.

Sassy is now in cat heaven. We knew it was coming, but she took a turn for the worst Christmas evening and we realized that it was time. Sassy was 17 years old (nearly 18) and she lived a good long life. She was around before my wife and I got married and she’s been […]

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We built a treehouse!

During the summer of COVID my family and I had time to build a tree house. I’m not the most talented in the area of building things, but, with a little bit of help, we were able to accomplish it! A huge thanks goes out to my neighbors who let me borrow tools, helped haul […]

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First day of online school!

Lily now has school online thanks to our nations pandemic. However, she’s in one of the best rooms in the house, has her cat to keep her company, and snacks are close by. Doesn’t sound too shabby!

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Photo a Day Challenge

On January 1st I started a photo a day challenge and you can see my photos over at stormwp.wordpress.com. I’m not following any sort of list or recommendations but rather just taking a photo a day. Turns out that taking a photo a day is both easy and hard. Some days I see lots of […]

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5th Grade – Let’s Do This

Time just keeps marching on and Lily started 5th grade this year. Last year our school moved the 5th grade to the middle school so now she’s a middle schooler. I still can’t quite comprehend that. Now that she’s in 5th grade she’s required to have her own Chromebook, a trapper keeper, has a band […]

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I Built A Bat House

I recently built a bat house. It even has a Bat Girl sticker. Since I hear bats eat mosquitos, I thought it may be a good idea to attract a few. Plus we had a bat living in one of our vents a year or two ago so I thought it’d be easy to attract […]

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Happy 10th Birthday Lily!

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl. This time it’s double digits! Lily had a great time with her family and friends over the past few days. First, we had grandparents and uncles up for some yard games and ice cream cake. Then we had a family day. Followed by a trip to Valleyfair with a […]

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