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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Halloween was COLD!

My guy was in California this weekend for the Breeder's Cup with work buddies and I was home with the girls. We had a nice Halloween although when the kids start getting older, they start to disperse and leave you as the parent, lonely. :(
  I was left home alone to hand out candy. That didn't last long though. I'm not a fan of being alone on a Friday night. So I grab my Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy, put the candy on the doorstep and took off on the golf cart to see what the neighborhood was up to. 

I stopped by mom's and hung out for a bit. Then moved along to my neighbor's where we turned on Christmas music and really scared some people. After rounding up the troops after eight, they counted their candy and I went off to a neighborhood party. Douglas went to the football game and came home around eleven. She looked very pretty dressed as a flapper. 


 All had a nice, nice night but it was CHILLY!!

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