Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Five years old!

It's hard to believe that five years have been completed since Jamie came into our lives -- and even harder to believe that we ever managed to get along without this good-natured, gentle, curious, eager and engaging little guy.

Happy birthday, Jamie!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My Uncle Tom

lived a remarkable life of service to his principles and his Catholic faith. He was a father, a husband, a lawyer, a legislator, the first and only Democrat to serve as County Executive of Monroe County (as far as I know), a Regent of the State of New York, an assistant to Governor Hugh Carey, and more that I can't recall. And after all the titles went away, he went right on using his time working for the causes he believed in - most of which had to do with improving the City of Rochester - for all the time he could. He lived the kind of life that makes a person hope to live as well as he did, and that's a hell of a legacy to leave. 

One More

More Kitchen

It's been two months since new kitchen pictures, so here are a few. It's essentially done, less a few details. The mudroom is essentially done, less staining and polying. Moving on now to the upstairs hallway, the basement room and bathroom and the fireplace. All new windows have been ordered. Won't be long now. Snort.