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Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

I still cannot believe that we now have fully defined rooms thanks to the drywall installers. Not only did they make quick work of a big and rather complex project, they also happily sang the days away while cutting, hanging, and finishing the drywall. They were a delightful group to be around, and I am… Continue reading Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

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Home: Insulation from weather and life.

Home physically protects us from the cold winter winds and the scorching summer sun. Home emotionally protects us from the unpredictable and unexpected turns of life. The love in a home is vital, it is the heartbeat, it is the life, it is what makes this often sad and challenging world a safe and happy… Continue reading Home: Insulation from weather and life.

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The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.

June in Texas is actually one of my favorite moments of the year. I say moment because this delightful interlude between Spring and full blown Texas Summer is brief and fleeting, and I therefore try to soak up every moment of this idyllic “season”. It is warm enough to dip into the refreshingly cool pool,… Continue reading The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.