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A NEW PORCH Creates a Better Comfort Zone

Just posted with lots more, over on my house plan site, https://dreamhomedesignsonline.com/ Air, water and sky : the reasons for having a lake house. Sweating in sunshine: not so much. When this lake house was first built, many years ago, the children were small and only threatening to become teenagers – you know, people who lie around a lot – …

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I Meant Something Else

Here are a few things people could not say before but can now because in a recent football game a new precedent was set. I threw a straight-to-the-ground backwards pass which became a lateral which became a fumble, but I meant to spike the ball to stop the play so you have to give it to me. I meant to …

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Ghosts of Builders NOW

Squeals of delight and fright dominate October, a month dedicated to fearful happenings – all pretend. Here are a few true snippets, pointed reminders that in the home planning and building business, real fear lasts all year. IT LIVES IN THE ATTIC A ghoulish home-designer reduces the size of a house just by changing room names. In the house plan …

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Before and After Porch

I just added a new article over on my home design site. It’s about a growing family and the porch that grows with them. What started out as ‘just the two of them” has turned into ‘just the eighty of them’ in only two close-together blinks. That’s the link below. Enjoy. Small Back Porch Grows with the Family to a …

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Giant Chicken Electrical Company

If there’s a job to do, but no one ever does it, will it ever get done? When no one checks for errors, and those errors escape into the wild, can they ever be corralled back again? For example: I draw house plans. I use a computer, now, but years ago, plans were drawn by hand with a pencil and …