Remnants of a Sod House

Remnants of a Sod House

Houses built of sod were once plentiful across the Great Plains where trees were scarce.  Built of blocks of earth cut from the ground, the later and more refined versions also incorporated many purchased materials such as windows, doors and dimensioned lumber for the...
Warehousing People – The Sequel

Warehousing People – The Sequel

Last September I posted about a senior storage facility er, “senior apartments” which I found to be disturbing for several reasons.   I recently ran across a similar project which gives the bleak and utilitarian exterior an additional synthetic twist:    ...
A Look at Two House Flips

A Look at Two House Flips

House-flipping has been popular for a long while – and the trend has been made even more popular by television.  Not all flips are created equal, however!  Since I haven’t been able to take any road trips lately, I decided to sift through Zillow and find...
Replacing Window Sash Cord – Part One

Replacing Window Sash Cord – Part One

Old houses which retain their original wood windows are fortunate; with a little TLC these windows can stay functional and outlast any vinyl product on the market today.   Replacing frayed or broken window sash cord is not very difficult, but it does sometimes require...