May 6, 2017

Our friendly neighborhood association recently sent their annual newsletter and dues billing. One of the tidbits of newsletter information asked all of us to be good neighbors and spray our weeds so they won't spread. They even suggested two companies whose services ar...

May 4, 2017

We had a neighbor with an extremely loud muffler. Another neighbor told us he had replaced his standard muffler with a coffee can. This guy could be heard coming and going at all hours. Although our bedroom is at the rear of the home, we could hear him loud and clear,...

May 3, 2017

Where we live, there is such a cacophony of everyday noises - gas powered lawnmowers, weed-eaters, trimmers, edgers, blowers, barking dogs, etc. Rare occasions when we have time to relax on our deck are often accompanied by the sounds of " the mower man" who lives in a...

April 11, 2017

After setting the formadrains, the concrete footers were poured today. Size is deceiving. The home's footprint looks lost inside that big hole. 

April 3, 2017

Excavation began today. It's amazing how much soil came out of that big hole! The view to the south will be beautiful - rolling hills leading to the creek, a woods to the east and more rolling hills abutting a tree line to the west. 

April 1, 2017

Building a custom home in the middle of a corn field is a complex process. There are no utilities and the quality of the underlying ground is uncertain. Decisions must be made where to place the home to maximize the view, also the placement of the driveway along with t...

February 24, 2017

Today, after weeks of meetings, brainstorming and financial juggling, we signed with Danmark Construction to build our new home. We designed our new retirement home ourselves, adding all the little things we thought would be convenient. A home plan that looks great on...

February 1, 2017

Our promise to live out our lives in a peaceful country setting began in early July when we wrote a purchase offer on two separate pieces of property, a corn field and a bean field comprising approximately 16 acres. A beautiful view, five outbuildings and relatively ea...

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