Zoning

STREAMER

Streamer :  the name for a bird that flies through a solar plant’s concentrated sun rays, so named for the smoke plume that comes from the bird as it instantly ignites in midair. The Essence of Sunshine is not the first technology to cause mid-air death to living things that fly.  The ARC LIGHT was the predecessor to Edison’s incandescent bulb. At the end of the 19th century, many …

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Nail Guns Don’t Kill Houses. PEOPLE With Nail Guns Kill Houses

The Nail Gun in the wrong hands is one of the worst things to ever happen to the dwelling industry. The rapid fire ability of nail gun technology makes it seem like a logical replacement for the lowly hammer. An experienced handler with knowledge of both the intricacies and limitations of a machine operated nailer can turn the chore of …

Which Way Does the Gate Swing?

This story ends with the owners too embarrassed to allow photographs, so there are none. I passed an older home with huge piles of dirt neatly arranged in the front yard along one side of the driveway. I’m always on the lookout for a new story, so I stopped and met the owners. They explained that the dirt would be …

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No Parachute for Late Jumpers

Homebuilding is not an activity well suited to procrastinators. Putting off important decisions about planning and building ( there are no UN-important ones ) is dangerous. To end up with a home that is right and ready you have to train yourself to think fast, and in-the-moment, but not like the guy in the following poem. This is an excerpt from the …

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Armadillo

They’re in the news, ….again. They’ve spread across the country using man-made highways. Wherever they go, disease and destruction goes, too. They’re coming for you. Here’s a few words to help you remember to be careful with… The Armadillo by Andy Bozeman – © 2015 My travels take me all along your highways and your byways. ‘Til, when I find a place …

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RIVER DEEP AND MOUNTAIN HIGH – Not Always A Good Home Site

PART 1 – RIVER DEEP : For this story ‘River Deep’ equals ‘reckless decisions’ “We bought the seclusion,” she said. “It’s so peaceful,” he added. We’ll call them the Se’clusion family. Their months-long search for a home site came to an end, when they found two acres in the back of a gated community. “We fell in love with it, and …