Wow, I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last blogged. I've been formulating posts in my mind, but I think life got in the way. Also, I don't keep a working computer at my house anymore. The computers stay at my office, and it has really helped with keeping family time for … Continue reading Hello World, Again.
Do you remember the first time you moved into your very own apartment or home? Did it feel sparse? Did you feel like you needed to fill it up because it still looked empty? I think we all fall into that trap especially when we are young. A sparse home doesn't usually give off the feeling … Continue reading Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Whew, it's been a whirlwind few days...a whirlwind few AWESOME days. Last Thursday, we moved into our new office. It's a moment I've been looking forward to for months. We bought a slightly moldy wood-paneled 1980's metal building and gutted it. Now it's brand new and shiny, and I could do a happy dance all day … Continue reading Letting Go
I have a confession to make. I really, really, really don't like doing housework. What, you too?!?!?! No way! It's a necessary evil, right? You can't passive aggressively ignore it, or you're one police siren away from making the 6 o'clock news or at least the television show "Hoarders." Ok, so there are some people who … Continue reading Housework is the Pits
A few weeks ago, I was mulling over what needed to go in my house. Toys kept popping up as my #1 priority, but I was at a loss on how to donate them. Donation drop-offs don't accept them because they would be liable if the toy was recalled. Several Facebook selling sites don't allow toy sales for … Continue reading Giving
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit of a procrastinator. In high school, I would come home and sleep and get up at 2am to do homework. It was really odd, but I eventually grew out of bad homework habits. Unfortunately, I haven't outgrown procrastination habits as an adult. In my last … Continue reading Do It Now
I'm going to geek out on you here for a bit, so stay with me. I have a background in lean manufacturing. If some upper level executive thought it up, I've implemented it: just-in-time manufacturing, kanban systems, 5S, lean office, one-piece flow, and modular manufacturing to name a few. I work from home for the … Continue reading The Lean Home