basementAfter an eventful weather day like Sunday’s, sometimes I wish my home had a basement, something that’s a rarity in Dallas homes.

But then I read about poor Nick Lestina and realized, that no, I do not wish to have a basement anymore. I’ll take my chances with the linen closet.

How did Mr. Lestina’s Iowa basement rid me of my desire for a subterranean lair of my own?  (more…)

OK, it is really cold in Texas tonight. 20 degrees right now. Supposed to go down to 14. It is my opinion that most homes in Texas are not built for this kind of weather unless they have basements and theromopane windows. Home with old single pane windows are frozen over. I had a pier and beam home because I thought that would be warmer, now I have a pier-ed slab. Both, it seems, are cold. So informal poll: which is warmer in winter, the slab or pier and beam home?