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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    Be safe and have fun! I had another topic for this blog but driving home for lunch yesterday put me onto an entirely different track. The last blog was about safe driving and protecting the “family” of other drivers, construction workers, road maintenance crews –...

Safety on the road!

Monday, January 18, 2021
  Reference:    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  Zero Fatalities:  Safety is our No. 1 priority. We stand committed to reducing deaths on Illinois roads. The snowy, sleety weather outside as I write this blog bri...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 38: Growth of An Engineer; Part 2 – The House, and the Family Effect

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Since this issue ends with a couple Christmas stories, I decided to publish it a week early.  May you have a beautiful Christmas!   I have had people read my home improvement and pet stories and say, “That’s not engineering.”  I disa...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 37: Growth of An Engineer; Part 1 – Howie, I Think Just a Little Different

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Of the 1,000 or so regular readers of this blog, only a few of you told me what you wanted me to write about once I ran out of pet stories, but of those few thoughts that I received there were two ideas that made me think.  One of the college friends of my kids wanted me to write about my car...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 36: Fern and West and Dusty and Ivy

Monday, November 2, 2020
  Ivy and Fern Both of our cats (Dusty and Ivy) LOVE  our Belgian Tervuren Fern.  She is fluffy and warm and gentle. They weren’t so sure about the new H57 (Heinz 57) West at first, but West knew immediately that he had entered THEIR home....