Category: Billy’s Blog

Eclipse with family

Grandpa-ing

The eclipse weekend was the most memorable weekend of my life! Jennifer and I, navigating the journey of becoming grandma and grandpa, welcomed all our kids and grandkids, transforming our home into a bustling hub of family activity. Saturday turned into an impromptu family work day since our Dig Dig employees were off on spring… continue reading

Wife’s Birthday Present

March 20th is a significant date in our home – it marks my wife Jennifer’s birthday, and this year, she’s hitting the milestone of the big double nickel! However, over time, we’ve veered away from traditional gift-giving practices after I exchanged a craftsman socket set gift for a John Deere riding lawn mower. Our gift-giving… continue reading

Tonka Steel Classics

On a day that began like any other at Dig Dig, with my quiet approach from the rear parking lot (a stark contrast to my son’s preference for the limelight of the front spots), an unexpected scene unfolded. I arrived to find my son, Justin, in the midst of a Herculean effort. He was attempting… continue reading

Modern Parenting

I appreciate how Walmart transforms into a calmer, more leisurely place on Sunday mornings, offering a much-needed reprieve from the usual hustle and bustle. However, this serene atmosphere doesn’t seem to apply to my wife, Jennifer, who, undeterred, darts through the aisles ahead of me, speed-walking like a contestant in a supermarket sweepstakes. Meanwhile, I’m… continue reading

Dads: the original construction crew

Dads: The Original Construction Crew for a Kid’s Life

Dads are the original construction crew for a kid’s life. Fathers are like the foremen on the construction site of childhood. They’re there to make sure the foundation is solid, the framework is sturdy, and that every emotional pipe is properly installed. It’s a job that can seriously shape the future skyscraper (a.k.a. the adult… continue reading