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2017 

 There are various methods that home builders use throughout the country to insulate (wrap) a home; there is the Tyvek, Thermo-ply, foam board and the zip system. The first two are very thin and offer little to no protection against the elements. The foam board is better but holes are easily poke...
10/31/2017
A Brunello De Montalcino wine has to follow very strict guidelines. The grapes must be hand picked and carefully sorted and only the top70% of grapes are used.  The wine color deep red garnet with hints of ruby. The aromas that hit you wine are red tart berries with hint of coffee. On the palate ...
10/30/2017
 These last couple of months we can tell that Mother Nature has not been too happy with us. The hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and the wild fires that have burned out of control due heat and dryness. We must also remember that there is much beauty and peace that she provides us. I hope you ha...
10/29/2017
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Who would not love a home with this view? It has privacy and a wonderful view. This home is great for entertaining or just a nice evening at home. It is also a well built home as it is a Sitterle Home. It is in the award winning subdivision of Aliana in Richmond, Texas.If you want to see this hom...
10/27/2017
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 Italy is one of our favorite countries in the World. Last year Bob and I went to Venice then went to Burano. This is where they make the famous Burano Lace though beware lots of it is now made in China. This is a quaint little island close to Venice we had so  much fun walking around eating at a...
10/26/2017
 This weekend my baby got married. Our family has grown quite a bit this year. We have had 2 weddings, 4 engagements in the last year. We are half way done 2 down 2 to go. The wedding was beautiful overlooking the beach and with a beach theme. We are so happy for Rebecca and Alex we wish them the...
10/25/2017
This past weekend we had this Prosecco it is a blend of the chardonnay and pinot blanc grape. It has the highest rating from the Italian government of DOCG which states it is of the highest quality. The aromas that hit the nose of are carmel and butter. The taste of the tongue is a pie crust with...
10/23/2017
There are so many builders out there, you have to decide what is important to you and then pick a builder.There are the builders that can give you a big boxy home with lots of square footage no customer service to speak of and low quality.There are the builders who have boxy homes, average qualit...
10/19/2017
Photos courtsey of Peter Crew Sr. All rights reserved.  It's is a bittersweet time for United Employees who have worked for many years on "The Queen of the Skies," the Boeing 747. United Airlines is saying farewell by taking the 747 to many different airports so the employees through a raffle can...
10/18/2017
    This weekend we drank plenty of Napa Wines but I had already reviewed those so I will not re-review those. Last night my eldest son came over and it was so hot so we opened the rose and had it with cheese and crackers. This was very cold and delightful, it smell of bright cherries with some f...
10/17/2017
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