The year 2011 had a "wet" late spring followed by a bone-dry late summer and a mixed fall. Winter has still to hit the Northeast. Both Europe and Japan had "meltdowns" while elected officials here struggled, at best, to address the real issues, posturing for self-interest instead. 2011 will be another year of politics.
In March, we celebrated the completion of Curt and Patty James' Real Log Home in Naples, NY with an open house to share with the public. For Curt, the shorter drive to school has been a blessing and Patty seems to like the "wind-down" time she has coming back from Strong.
Ed Schoen has been building homes since 1976 and writing about them since 1997.