Old House Inspections–Is anything NOT wrong with my house?

old house inspections

To get the quick overview before reading this post, please see my previous post: Why Home Inspections are Overrated If you’re wondering why I keep writing about houses in a blog you thought was about Down syndrome, read this: House People In the last post, you viewed a collection of (frightening!) photos from our home inspection and over subsequent weeks…. Read more »

Why Home Inspections are Overrated

      1 Comment on Why Home Inspections are Overrated
stain on wood floors under carpet

If I had a dollar for every time a person asked me, “Didn’t you have a home inspection?”… One thing I can say for sure: a home inspection is everything and nothing. We put so much stock into what a home inspector sees or doesn’t see. Yes, we had a home inspection. I wouldn’t say it was the highest quality… Read more »

A resignation letter to my library coworkers

Learn to fix your vacuum

      2 Comments on Learn to fix your vacuum
broken peg on Dyson vacuum

We live in a disposable society. Products are designed to last for the duration of their warranty period and to break soon after. Those product designs include non-standard, factory-installed parts that render the average person powerless in the face of repair. My grandpa would be disappointed. He was a radio operator during WWII and could fix anything. Brought up during… Read more »

Let’s talk about ADHD (a letter to my teen-aged self)

You’re not an airhead, space cadet, or dumb blonde. You have ADHD.  Dear Teenage Katie, Lately you have been starting to believe the joking jabs from your peers and even adults in your life, but I am here to tell you that you are neither a “space cadet” nor a “dumb blonde,” despite your hair color and all of the… Read more »

Black Day: The Monster Rock Band, a review and GIVEAWAY

boy reading Black Day

Black Day: The Monster Rock Band by Marcus Sikora, with Mardra Sikora, is more than a clever, funny Halloween tale. It’s an inspirational, follow-your-dreams story with universal appeal. And it makes no difference whether you choose to read the book in October or well, March; you will be entertained. Since it’s more fun than a wordy description, I invite you… Read more »