Thomas R Alexander

Manager, Developer, and professional problem solver

Category: Personal

How sweet it is…

I am on a mission to lose 25lbs by November 8th for my wedding in Cancun, MX. Aside from the usual, and often forgotten, pledge to eat better and exercise, I sat down to think about what seems to always impede my progress of weight loss. While eating a donut and drinking chocolate milk, it

Election Day

Election Day: the end of months of political banter, negative ads, and social media politicians. I am actually building a house made entirely of political flyers I’ve received in the mail this election year. I counted well over 200. TWO-HUNDRED pieces of mail, lobbying for MY vote. In Michigan, we are fighting over whether renewable


The secret to a successful productive life is routine. It sounds simple enough, but we as humans despise routine. It’s incredibly difficult to form one and even more difficult to maintain it–yet, we need it. We are creatures of habit and can function more efficiently when we know what is coming next. I am discovering

Resolutions: A Check-In

It has been nearly five months since I created my New Years Resolutions and I am here today to reflect upon my goals. I think it is important. 1) Weight-loss (PASSING) I have lost 13 pounds since I first started trying to lose weight in January. The waist is getting smaller and I am feeling

2011 New Year’s Resolutions

I know what you’re thinking. Haha Tom, you’re not going to keep your resolutions (just like the rest of us). Gyms will be filled up on Monday and emptied by February. I get it. But these are more than just resolutions for me; they’re life-changers. I want to be a better person. So… here they

The End of an Era

Today was a good day. The end of an era, some might say. Today, I deleted my Facebook account– for good! After learning about the new “Friendship pages,” feature, that was my last straw. Facebook, better known as Stalkbook, has officially given the average user super private investigator abilities. With seemingly one click, any one

Basement Before & After

This is always the best part…looking at the before & after of a project. Let’s take a look at what my basement transformed into:

Basement Update

The basement is almost done. Check out my latest video to see the progress! Basement Update

Basement Days 9, 10, & 11

Sorry for the lack of updates; the contractors have not been coming over consistently as they are awaiting the delivery of my doors. In any event, here are some pictures of the latest changes (walls are painted, electrical is about finished, and the lights are ready in the new closets). I ran into an issue

Basement Project Days 6,7, and 8

Looks like all of the prep work for painting is all finished. Oh yeah, and by the way, the flooring is almost done too! 🙂 I love it!