Frequent commenter Sandy has graciously given this blog of mine an E for Excellent award.
These honors come with obligations, of course: In this case to pick my ten favorite blogs and give the award also to them.
Not all are housebloggers, so I played over here.
"I owe it all to my dad, who first taught me how to use a ShopSmith when I was five years old! And to my mom, who gave me the keen set of pine building blocks! And to my brother, who didn't scream too loudly when I beat him out of his Erector Set! And to the mean kids in class, who always got to the Legos and the Lincoln Logs first, so I had to go home and work with real tools and wood and stuff! And to--!"