Living Longer With Positive Attitudes!

Optimists tend to have a lot more fun. They see a world full of exciting positive changes. It’s never boring. Very little ruins their days. Even rainy days can be fun because of the fresh smell of the rain as it cleanses their environment. Their rain will bring more flowers tomorrow.

A "Boring" Article that May Save Your Life!

If all the ants on the earth formed a chain, they could circle the earth 125,000 times. There is a lot going on below the ground these days with ants and also with a process called boring, which is an effective way to install various new utilities and services. It’s safe to ignore the ants, but there is a value in understanding the risks of boring.

Antiques or Healthy Heating and Cooling Systems?   

Antiques can be a form of history full of hidden stories. A worn handle on an antique tool indicates lots of hard work. If it has been repaired, the repairs can be interesting too as they tell stories of ingenuity and challenging times.

Avoiding an Explosive End to Life?

When we see flashing red emergency lights or hear about serious accidents our interests peak. Did someone die or get seriously hurt? Do I know them? Why did it happen?

Allergies Will Be Worse Again This Year!

Allergies Will Be Worse Again This Year!


Mornings are a great time of day to sit and watch the sun come up while drinking a cup of great tasting coffee. The birds are singing and the beautiful sunrise is constantly changing the colors of the landscape. It seems like everything in the world is just right at that moment. What could go wrong?

Telltale Signs!

Telltale Signs!


The U.S. economy in 1980 was stagnant. There was very limited construction going on in Lincoln and many were getting laid off. Bob Converse, my mentor and good friend, asked me to relocate to Ottumwa, Iowa to help manage a hospital construction project. Bob was protecting me and I respectfully owed him an answer.

It's OK to Ask for Help in Home Design!    

Deb and I purchased our condo in 2009 and bought it primarily for the location in the Haymarket. It was a great decision that allowed us the freedom of condo living in an area full of entertainment.