A Sticky Situation

Valentine Brkich August 8, 2017

The sound of the bathroom door awoke me. A light in the hallway, then a tinkling sound. One of the kids must have gotten up to go pee. Either that or we had a tiny-bladdered burglar. As the toilet flushed and the light went off, I relaxed and prepared to fall blissfully back into unconsciousness. But then the bedroom…

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Trapped in a Runaway Subway — It’s Fun for the Whole Family!

Valentine Brkich July 22, 2017

Me. Locked in a small room with my wife and kids. And no way out. Not exactly my definition of fun. But as with most of my instincts, I was wrong. This week I was invited by the owner of Operation: Escape room in Center Township to come out and experience their “End of the Line” mobile escape room. Set…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part 7 — Columbus, Ohio to Beaver, Pa.

Valentine Brkich July 17, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part 6 — Chicago to Liberty, Ind.

Valentine Brkich July 13, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part 5 — Milwaukee to Chicago

Valentine Brkich July 12, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part 4 — Galena to Milwaukee

Valentine Brkich July 10, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part 2 — Traverse City to Mackinac Island

Valentine Brkich July 7, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Road Trip 2017: The Great Midwest, Part I — Saugatuck and Traverse City

Valentine Brkich July 6, 2017

A couple weeks ago, my wife, kids, and I packed into the “family truckster,” i.e., our Sonata, and set off on our Annual Brkich Family Road-Trip Adventure. The first year took us to New England; last year it was the great Southeast. This year we decided to head west—Midwest, to be precise, to see what hidden treasures…

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Hosting A Yard Sale – A How-To Guide

Valentine Brkich May 24, 2017

Last weekend we held our annual family yard sale. If you’ve never experienced the pleasure of dragging your junk out in the front yard, pricing it for practically nothing, and then quarreling with strangers over pennies…boy have you missing out! We’ve been repeating this springtime ritual for several years in a row now, and people are always…

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