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We have begun construction on the Lawrence Street house. Follow the process here.

Lawrence Street

We have begun construction. Foundations are going in now on the main house and the cottage.

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Cottage Foundation

We poured the foundation for the Cottage today.

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Design Sketch

This is our original design sketch.

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The Adventure Has Begun!

  Well, after five years and a couple of months, we have sold our Wintercreek home and have embarked on our new adventure in downtown Eugene. It’s late right now and I’m tired. But I wanted to get this started and hopefully I’ll be consistent with the updates. Time will tell. As I recently said on my Facebook page: “It’s […]

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New Look (it’s temporary)

Well, my site got hacked and I had to update my theme (Thanks, Greg, for all your work!). This “new” look is only temporary. I’m looking for a new theme and it will come shortly. Meanwhile, everything else should still be here. Enjoy!

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Greenway Townhouses Interiors

  This view shows the front entrance area with the powder room door and stairway to the upstairs. We carried the galvanized theme inside with the stair handrails and window blinds. White color throughout allows us to use zero VOC paint. Energy-efficient windows and insulation as well as air sealing keep utility bills low. Nine-foot ceilings add to the spacious […]

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Greenway Townhouses are Complete!

Come with me as I take you on a tour of our Greenway Townhouses. Located at 785 River Road in Eugene, Oregon, we built an 11-apartment project on a previously-developed site. As you can see in this photo, each apartment has its own private south-facing courtyard. Durable materials such as galvanized siding and concrete patios add to the low-maintenance exteriors. […]

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Osama bin Laden is Alive!

Osama bin Laden is alive and living in Palm Springs. It’s true. It’s been over two months since I posted here. We’ve been very busy at work, for which I am grateful. But as I sit here on this Memorial Day weekend Saturday morning, a few recent Facebook posts have prompted this addition to my blog. This one may be […]

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Wag More, Bark Less

I’ve never really been a Woody Allen fan. But I saw the first Woody Allen movie that I liked the other evening. Midnight in Paris was a splendid movie. Entertaining, creative, fresh. Overall, very well done. The main character Gil (played by Owen Wilson), travels through time and meets various famous artists and writers. So what does that have to […]

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Beyond the Immediate

I’ll occasionally get into a discussion about how much more it costs for compact fluorescent lamps. Or solar. Or electric cars. Or extra insulation in our homes. Or Fair Trade chocolate and coffee (life-essentials). And while it often can become an interesting discussion, it can also become frustrating. Frustrating because we don’t seem to be able to look beyond the […]

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An Open Letter to Evangelicals

I’ve been watching the political fray lately and, especially the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. To start out this post, let me say I voted for Obama in 2008. In fact, I left the Republican Party so I could vote for him in my state’s primary and already have decided to vote for him in 2012. So now that […]

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#OWS, Part 2

I promised to outline some of my opinions in this second part of OWS. So, here they are. I ended my last post talking about how we spend so much time dismissing others’ opinions, that we don’t listen. Our culture has lost the art of listening. We post diatribes on our Facebook page or letters to the editor or bumper […]

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#OWS, Part 1

Occupy Wall Street. #OWS. Just those three words (or letters) stirs an incredible amount of emotion in people these days. I recently shared a picture showing the contrasts (and similarities) of legal and illegal, mob and normal on my Facebook page. As you all know, I’m one who likes to “stir the pot” and get a good discussion going. This […]

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