Wow 50!

Well, we have 4 states left to complete our 50 state tour that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition set out to do two years ago. The goal was to build a home in each of the fifty states. We are just about there!

I just got back from the Martinez’s family in Albuquerque. What a wonderful family. Their faith is so strong they are able to overcome so much and give even more.

Our builder in Albuquerque was “Atrius Home and Communities”. They built us a beautiful adobe home. But this was not their first time working with us, they have built a total of 3 wonderful homes for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Thank you Steve, Darrell, Tom, Travis and Kyle for a wonderful week. You guys are the best.

I wish you luck in getting the contract to rebuilding the block we took down.
The city of Albuquerque would be fools not to use Atrius Home and Communities.

I got to learn about “Par Core” that week in Albuquerque. Had a blast jumping all over the build sight and even downtown Albuquerque.
Thank you Derrick and Jarret for the lesson on Par Core. It was a blast!
Also, a big thank you to Dennis for helping build the Par Core room. I could not have built what we built with out your help. Some day in the near future we will go fishing. Until then god bless and stay safe.

Right now I am on a plane headed to Wilmington, Delaware.
Tracy is sitting next to me with her new little boy – Felix. It’s always a good week for me when Tracy is here, we always have fun working together. Felix is 2 months old and can already hold his head up. He looks like he is having a good time.

Wilmington is about 15 miles from where I was born. It will be nice to see old friends and my family while we are in town.

The day we bring the family home “Reveal Day” in Wilmington I will turn 50! WOW 50!! What is fifty supposed to feel like? I feel the same as I did yesterday or last year or 20 years ago for that matter.

In my travels I have had the opportunity to meet many amazing people and though I have talked about our “Make a Wish” girl, Megan Richardson before I would like to say a few more things about this wonderful girl. Meghan has such a love of life and I am in awe of how an 11 year old can have so much wisdom. I thought at fifty I would have that, but it still eludes me. So I will learn from her. Thank you Megan.

Here is something that is exciting. Preston and I are trying put together a road show that will give us a little more freedom to do the things that we have wanted to do. I am sure music will be a very big part of it. That’s all a can say on that right now, but will keep you posted.

Well that’s it for now. Till next time keep a plumb bob in your toolbox.