Random musings of an introvert

Stone and Snow

This evening I was privileged to attend the Olathe Library's opening act for the 2024 music season. If you have the opportunity to see Stone and Snow live I highly suggest it. Unfortunately most of Olathe was not there tonight, I also almost missed it because it was cold and dreary. The fortunate...

Novel the Restaurant

We had the opportunity to go out tonight, and I got to pick the restaurant. I have been looking forward to visiting Novel based on a Feast Magazine article 3 years ago. For those in a hurry, I added this to my good restaurant list, but not on my must return list (yes I have lists of restaurants, spe...


In order of most desired to least

Defrosting my refrigerator


  1. Unload the refrigerator and the freezer. There are coolers in the garage that will hold the vast majority of the items that require actual cooling.
  2. Disable the cooling mechanism using these instructions from the manual


  3. Remove the shelving
    1. Needed to have maximum air movement
    2. Ne...


I am in an interesting predicament, I make enough money that my kids won't qualify for the majority of need based college scholarships, but not enough that we will be comfortable while they are in school. I assume this is not a small section of the population so I figured I would keep a running list...