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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: 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: Mud, Windows and Walls

When one gets through the month of June, one expects the weather to turn hot and muggy. We have arrived at hot and muggy...

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: 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: Windows, Porches, and Trees

The planning has continued on our house during the last weeks. First, I met with a lighting designer in Lincoln. She sat down with...

Building a Dream: Breaking Ground

We have officially broken ground on our new home. Our kids were as excited about the digging as we are. We had...

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...