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An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 32: Pets #12; Dog 8, Fern; Part Two

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    Fern Getting Ready for Her First Ride in a Convertible   Last month I spent too many words describing how we came to adopt Fern, so I didn’t write enough about our past 3½ years with her as part of our family.  So here it goes. The Warrior We ...

I lost a friend on June 3.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Residents with drainage issues and farmers in Will County lost an advocate on June 3. 24 years ago, or so, I was the young vice-chairman of the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee (WCSMPC).  County Board members were being appointed to that committee, and Larry Walsh was one...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 31: Pets #11; Dog 8, Fern; Part One

Monday, June 1, 2020
Once again, I am offering a fun story as our nation faces a crisis.  Once again, I offer the advice of Keep Calm and Carry On.    So read on, and smile on – although Part One of this story is less smiley and more thoughtful than Part Two will be next month. We had li...


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This blog will help readers find information about a piece of property by using the WILL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS PAGE on the internet: Typing in this web address will bring you to a page like EXHIBIT A. How to obtain a tax parc...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 30: Pets #10; Cat 4, Ivy

Monday, May 4, 2020
                      In her later years our cat Lizzy would spend every possible moment on Kristen’s lap.  One day in 2013 she developed respiratory issues and our vet recommended that we put her ...