Posts tagged: Arlington


Last weekend, down in Fredricksburg, my dad found a praying mantis egg case which he brought home.  The week went by uneventfully until this morning when I received a call that the egg case had gone all fuzzy.  The fuzzines was the motion of scores of baby praying mantis’ who, thanks to the warmth of […]

Sunday March 11th, 2012 in , , | No Comments »

The sixth amendment

Amendment VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; […]

Thursday January 26th, 2012 in , | No Comments »

Second Story

I live in a neighborhood of homes built back in the 40’s.  Over the years homeowners have update, remodeled, and expanded their homes, frequently adding one (or in my case two additions).  My neighbor down the street, had a one level addition on the back of his house and wanted to add a second floor.  […]

Thursday June 9th, 2011 in , , | No Comments »


My first organized (kinda) bike event.  Okay… well I didn’t really start at the starting line, but I did go through the finish line in DC and then immediately couldn’t figure out how the hell to get back out of the city. I biked down the Four Mile Run Trail and up the Mt Vernon […]

Sunday May 22nd, 2011 in , , | No Comments »


I saw the tulips were in bloom one day while biking on the Mt Vernon trail.  I made sure to bring my camera along the next time I came by. I’d seen this memorial many times before but never knew what it was.  I finally found out it’s for the Navy Merchant Marines. Ugh!  They’re […]

Friday April 15th, 2011 in , , , | No Comments »


I’m always reminded of Halloween, everytime I go to the HQ building at work.  They have portraits of all the past comptrollers up on the wall, and this one fellows portrait has always struck me as something you’d see in the Haunted Mansion. His eyes just have that haunted look… I can imagine them following […]

Saturday November 6th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

New window options

We have some options for how the front window will look… we’re torn and can’t decide, so you my loyal readers can help!!!   Look at the options and let me know which one you like best. Option A Four separate casement windows Option B Two casement windows with a picture window in the middle […]

Saturday September 25th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

new windows!

Well… not quite yet… but we’re getting close… we decided on Pella.  One of the things we’ll be doing is making the front window larger.  Here are some pictures of what it will look like. and another picture closer up…. and here’s what it will look like from inside

Thursday September 23rd, 2010 in , , | No Comments »


A fierce storm blew through the area yesterday afternoon dumped a ton of water and stole our electricity. No big deal… Sandy and I already had plans to go out and see Avenue Q (which was absolutely fantastic). With a little luck the power would be back by the time we got home. Sadly, we […]

Friday August 6th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

Final table

Does sandy’s pile look bigger then the others? Good luck to her! In the end, managed to beat out more than 80 other players to get second place.  

Wednesday July 28th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »