Entries by John Cole

Insulin Insanity

These stories are becoming more and more frequent: As their minivan rolled north, they felt their nerves kick in — but they kept on driving. At the wheel: Lija Greenseid, a rule-abiding Minnesota mom steering her Mazda5 on a cross-border drug run. Her daughter, who is 13, has Type 1 diabetes and needs insulin. In […]

Happy Father’s Day

Once again, one of my favorite pictures, my sister Devon about to get in a lot of trouble with dad: Not much happened this weekend. Was rainy and crappy so we didn’t get anything done on the pergola and I didn’t want to risk putting more coats of polyurethane on the shelves because it off […]

Pergola Update

All done but a few little things, but got it primed and painted and mostly in place: Tomorrow the finishing touches, then put up the shades and hanging plants. After that, powerwash the entire deck and stain it grey. Again. Also got the first coat of polyurethane on the shelves I have slowly been working […]

Pergola Update

Yes- the boards are uneven, so don’t waste your breath- they’re coming down so we can prime and paint them. Also, I have to go to Lowe’s because apparently I did not pay attention in school and can not count properly and am ONE FUCKING BOARD short. We’re painting it white, fwiw. Realized today I […]