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New Series: Building a Dream

It’s probably unlikely that Dr. Jim and Nora Ohrt looked across the road from their current home and heard the heavens whisper...

Building a Dream: Bathtub Mission

Our most recent house mission was to acquire a bathtub for the master and the girls’ bathroom. Our builder sent us to a kitchen...

Building a Dream: Making Things Concrete

We have had an exciting week. The excitement started on Monday when we were trying to leave for vacation. The week concluded with a...

Building a Dream: Decision Making, Exterior Selection, Walls

The home building process can teach a person a lot about how they make decisions and how particular their preferences. For example, my mother-in-law...

Building a Dream: Footings

I had to chuckle this week when I was asked when my house was going to start being built. I replied that, “It has...

Building a Dream: Basement Framed and more…

The building site was bustling with activity this week. At week start, our house had a fresh basement slab and a garage floor that...

Building a Dream: More Decisions…

As the decision making process of new constructions continues to weigh on our shoulders, I am learning to rely on the experts when I’m...

Building a Dream: Over the Holiday’s [PHOTOS]

As the chaos of the holiday season has subsided, the activity within our new home is moving at a bustling pace. We have made...