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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

Leeve's First Day at the River












I've been a funk lately. You ever get where you feel like you put one foot forward and then have to take twenty back? 

Well, that has been me
and what seems to be my direction over the last couple of weeks --- could be Taurus season. Being a libra- I have lofty airy goals and when a earth season comes in--- I get grounded really quick. :( 

Well, my oldest and I went to the James River this afternoon because I just needed to get away. Blew off work for a couple of hours and wanted to soak in the rays. 

Douglas now has a puppy. She wanted one forever and even though I was like, "The last thing you need is a puppy," she wanted one. She doesn't live at home anymore and now can do whatever she wants. 

You know how it was to be 18. 

No one knows anything except me and I am the ruler of my domain! 

It is quite funny to watch your child as the mother of another being--- a puppy is vibrant and rowdy. A nice day at the beach to relax and enjoy the afternoon? Well, that'll happen another day. 

Levee (pronounced Leh-vee) had a ball. 

She loves the water, 
and the sand, 
and digging under the chairs, 
and chewing water bottles, 
and stepping in her water bowl, 
and giving grandma sandy hugs and shakes... :) 

You know the drill. 

Isn't my GrandPup the cutest? 

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