Three Months to a Sprint Triathlon

“What am I doing here?” That’s what was going through my head as I stood on the little dock waiting my turn to jump in the water. It didn’t help that it was a summer morning, and I was in a full wetsuit. In fact, this summer morning happened to be my 50th birthday. What a way to celebrate. It hadn’t gotten too hot yet, but in wrist to ankle...

Soft Water Without Salt?

Here in Utah, the potable water is pretty hard – lots of mineral content. At our first house, we eventually broke down and bought a softner. It was pretty much what you might expect with a┬ábrine tank, recharge compartment, and piles of salt. Pretty standard stuff. I was never a big fan. It takes a while to get used to slimy showers and hand washing, but it does keep sinks...

Fourth Step to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

This is the last day of painting our kitchen cabinets. Like with most things, it was worth it but only now that it’s done. It seemed hard and long while we were in the middle of it. The end result looks really nice and seems to have held up really well. In the end time will tell. Would we do it again? I think so. There are still a few...