“It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times”… as the saying goes. July fit this description quite accurately. Much of July was a very good month, but we had to deal with some costly equipment failures and a health scare. It was a difficult month for my mental health…Read more
Summer is the busy season around the Tako household. While most of the world is undergoing some form of shutdown because of the pandemic (including our family), we’re still finding a myriad of ways to keep busy.
So much so, that I hardly have time for blogging. I wish I still had the time to crank out a two blog posts per week, but alas, my time is now very limited…Read more
In my opinion, Spring is one of the best times to be alive. After a long cold winter, when spring finally hits it’s like rocket fuel for my happiness level. The comes sun out, the plants are green, and the flowers are blooming again.
May also happens to be one of the best months for spring in our area (the Pacific Northwest).
It’s too bad that May didn’t have the same kind of energy this year…Read more
Hi folks! Instead of my usual blog post where I decide the topic my choosing, this week’s post I thought I’d we mix things up a bit! It’s time for the readers to take charge and let them ask questions!
That’s right, it’s Q & A time! This week’s post is composed entirely of reader questions, and I’ll do my best to supply the answers!
Without further ado, lets get this Q & A started….Read more
It was the best of times. And, it was the worst of times. That pretty much sums up March in our household. It was definitely good times with the whole family at home, nice spring weather occurring, and enjoying life as best we can under lockdown. Meanwhile our investments provided ample income to cover our cashflow needs…Read more
Week 4 under lockdown is complete! Schools have been closed for only a month, but right now it feels like years. Can stay-at-home dads get PTSD?
If this pandemic has taught me anything (and it’s already taught me several things), it’s that I have the greatest respect in the world for teachers. People who willingly teach 20-30 rambunctious kids, day after day, year after year, without going insane are amazing people. They’re obviously saints or super-humans. Possibly both…Read more
Are you starting to get a case of “cabin fever” under the coronavirus lockdown? Maybe you’re not under a lockdown order yet. Some places around the world are just now starting to go into lockdown mode, but here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve already been at it for 3 weeks…
So, the cabin fever has really started to set in!
Just kidding. It’s quite the opposite in fact…Read more
Hi folks! It looks like I’ve managed to survive a second week of full-time homeschooling and SAHD (stay at home dad) life! It’s been quite a week, but the kids are now starting to settle into this “new normal” routine.
I can’t believe I’m calling this normal now… Life certainly does bring many interesting turns.Read more
Sometimes when inspiration hits for a new blog post, it comes from very strange places. Today’s post was inspired by an odd one — I took a trip to the DMV. Yes, really — the DMV!
Turns out, my drivers license was about to expire. I needed to make a trip to the nearest DMV office to get it renewed. Oh bother! The problem is, I don’t live anywhere near a DMV office. The nearest licensing office is a 30 minute drive away!Read more