We have a pet toilet.

Yes, that’s what I said. The toilet in the main bathroom upstairs sometimes requires attention. For no reason at all, it runs a little bit of water, just to remind us it’s still there, and then shuts itself off. We can be downstairs watching TV, and hear it summon us from upstairs, “Don’t you forget … More We have a pet toilet.

YAWN — or Sorry, HGTV, but we are keeping the wallpaper!

What bores me? Neutral colors. Beige, beige, and beige. If you watch HGTV, you know that they always advise folks that are selling their homes to make all the colors “neutral.” “People want to see themselves living here. De-personalize.” While I understand taking down the wedding and baby pictures, wouldn’t someone rather see a home … More YAWN — or Sorry, HGTV, but we are keeping the wallpaper!

The Car Compliment

My father was a very difficult man to please. He owned a garage and did bodywork and mechanical work on cars. he kept his tools obsessively clean and in order. All the wrenches were organized by size, smallest to largest. I worked in my father’s garage for $1.00 an hour, even though the minimum wage … More The Car Compliment