What I Learned From Test-Driving Retirement
What I Learned From Test-Driving Retirement

My wife and I officially became empty-nesters in August, so last winter, we took a “test drive” of retirement. We spent two weeks lounging on a beach in Florida. Sitting out in the sun and doing nothing was fun at …

Summer, Right at Your Front Door
Summer, Right at Your Front Door

Indiana winters are known for being long and unpredictable. But for four to five glorious months called summer, the sun shines, the blue skies seem eternal, and the ground is a vibrant green instead of a murky brown. During this time …

The Great Outdoors: How to create your perfect natural space
The Great Outdoors: How to create your perfect natural space

Spring is finally here. No more dingy slush covering the streets, no more frozen walkways and skin-biting air, no more monotone, off-white landscapes. The trees are budding, the grass is visible, and flowers are sprouting up everywhere. The good side …

What Can You Do With More Time?
What Can You Do With More Time?

The more I think about what I want to do once my youngest daughter is off to college, the more I realize how open-ended that question is. As Jim Mercier, one of our homeowners, puts it, “It’s back to what you …

Energy Efficiency & the Business of Comfort
Energy Efficiency & the Business of Comfort

The great thing about living in a four-season state like Indiana is that each season comes with its own unique set of “firsts”: the first bloom in the garden, the first day at the pool, the first falling leaf, the first …

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