Tag Archives: christmas

In preparation for the coming season

The Christmas season is almost upon us. -Christmas music -Traffic -Shopping for people I love -Decorations Yeah…about that last one. I inevitably have many discussions around this time of year about Christmas decorations. Specifically, nativities. And how I don’t like … Continue reading

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Christmas Vacation

Sarah got me a DeWalt router for Christmas and her grandparents got me a gift certificate which was used to purchase a Kreg pocket hole jig. Those two gifts will give me what I need to finish up the storage … Continue reading

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A concise summary of reasons not to have images of Christ at Christmas (or any other time)

I’ve been working through my understanding of this issue for quite a while now. Agree or disagree?

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This weekend

Made 4 more pens, tried to put up some icicle Christmas lights on the front of the house but they just don’t look good. Sarah made a TON of holiday cookies yesterday. I think I’m ready for the week. Anyone … Continue reading

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12 weeks.

It hit me yesterday when we were talking about how there are twelve weeks until we are parents. No…wait…there are only twelve weeks until we are parents. When I thought “three months” I was OK with it. When I realized … Continue reading

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Internet Monk's thoughts on churches cancelling Christmas Day services

I found this an interesting read (as I do most of his writings) Is your church cancelling?

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From the Phone: The lathe has been busy the past few days.

Today I tried my first project bigger than a pen on this lathe. It resembles a Christmas tree anyway…made from a scrap 4×4 pressure treated board leftover from our fencemaking. Click here to see the full size picture.

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Granite Gear Stuff Sack

Granite Gear Stuff SackOverall Rating: 4.5 Experience Date:Dec 20, 2003 Good:Solid construction, good size Bad:None Sarah got me this for Christmas in 2003. Its primary role is to hold my sleeping bag, but it will hold clothes, blankets, whatever…that’s what … Continue reading

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Wolf Packs Reflector Dog Pack

Wolf Packs Reflector Dog PackOverall Rating: 5 Experience Date:Jan 15, 2005 Good:Great customer support, tough, not too big, fits well Bad:A little expensive (but not unreasonable), no compression straps Lucy got a WolfPack for Christmas. She’s excited. In the picture … Continue reading

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Garmin Foretrex 101

Garmin Foretrex 101Overall Rating: 4 Experience Date:Dec 17, 2004 Good:Inexpensive, Runs on AAA’s, Neat features, useful fields from GPS Bad:No map/PC support, no altitude change log Sarah got me the Foretrex 101 for Christmas 2004. We’re trying to hike/exercise more … Continue reading

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