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Zoning PREMIUM

Zoning

Zoning is a process that helps a city or town or region put its land assets to best use for the primary interest and safety of its citizens, as well as uphold the overall value of the city and its attractiveness to future development and growth. Read more
STREAMER PREMIUM

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 cau Read more
Nail Guns Don’t Kill Houses. PEOPLE With Nail Guns Kill Houses

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 Read more
Which Way Does the Gate Swing?

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 Read more
No Parachute for Late Jumpers

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 Read more
Armadillo

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

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 ca Read more
Way Out in the Country

Way Out in the Country

H-10 and L-10 BEADS KEYSTONE      Way out in the country, how many people does it take to go to the bathroom?       “OK. On ‘hup-two-hike’ you do a down & out towards the feed bin. Curl right and head f Read more
Olympic Game

Olympic Game

I've discovered a new game. It can be enjoyed by women and girls, men and boys, all races, all religions and all ages. However, in spite of the potential popularity, I don’t think there will ever be an Olympic gold medal awarded for falling-off-the Read more
Perry Scope

Perry Scope

“Raise up......... A little more........ Yes. Yes. That’s it!........ Perfect! We do have a view of the river!!” I dream of the day when I’ll be able to go home to my country, river side estate after a week of hard, productive Read more
Retaining Wall Song by the Rapper Girls

Retaining Wall Song by the Rapper Girls

The Rapper Girls Retaining Wall Song verse Prop it up, baby. Prop it in the air. Prop it up, baby. Prop it everywhere! chorus Prop it up, baby. Prop it up, baby. Read more
Letter from the Builder Beast

Letter from the Builder Beast

Build In Fear This is not a question and answer column, but I have to share the following letter: Dear Andy Bozeman, I really liked your last column about the sliding cat rug, especially the part about the expanding tile. That has Read more
Modern Cooking

Modern Cooking

The twentieth century has seen the greatest changes in cooking and food storage since the introduction of fire. A real flame-kissed steak is a weekend luxury in a world where food is most commonly made safe to eat by the same high energy beam the mil Read more
EIGHT LOBE

EIGHT LOBE

....This home building horror story was brought to my attention by an engineer who had been asked to look at a foundation slab. He arrived at the site before the owner and took the opportunity to look over the concrete pad which would soon support a Read more
Arms Race of the Neighbors

Arms Race of the Neighbors

It’s Thanksgiving. Be thankful you don’t live in this neighborhood. But, if you do, then never mind. In a rural, upscale housing development two neighbors share a passion for yard care. Bill pounces like a tiger on anything that lands in his cry Read more
TV DINNER CHRISTMAS

TV DINNER CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a target for more than retail sales. It’s also a cut-off time. “We Just Have To Be In By Christmas” is the theme song for any family trying to build during late Summer and Fall. However, it’s only the cut-off time by default, Read more