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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
As I got into the middle of writing about our doors and millwork I realized that I could probably turn this part of our home construction story into its own series. But I really want to finish this tale about the woodwork and move-on to my continuously growing list of other topics. So, h...Monday, July 16, 2018
Imagine you are driving along and you come upon this (without the pedestrians):
Do you slam on your brakes? Do you slow down? Or ignore it because you are accustomed to it since it is the 100th time you have seen it?
3-D crosswalks are used in China (pictured above), India, I...Monday, July 2, 2018
The week passed with no contact from Fred the fancy lumber guy. I was juggling the electrician, the plumber, the carpenter, the antennae/audio/IT crew, the hardwood floor guy, the tile guy, the insulation guys, and still finding time to work at the Joliet office with a trip here and there to o...Friday, June 15, 2018
The benefits of a good walk and a bit of friendly inquiry continue. The other day I was in Springfield IL, leading a class on Land Acquisition for the IL DOT. After the first day, wanting to clear the mind and exercise the legs a bit, I embarked on an evening stroll and stumble...Friday, June 1, 2018
On a gray Saturday morning while I was at the office struggling to meet a Monday morning deadline, Kristen approached the counter at the lumber yard. A scruffy looking guy in a faded plaid shirt sat hunched over a computer keyboard at a desk behind the counter.
“Hi. We’re remodeling a...