Tramonte Home Remodel

Aug. 7, 2023

Building your dream home on land in the city.

I'm about to take you on a roller-coaster ride through a tale of dreams, sweat, and a borderline embarrassing dash of irony.


First, I blame my mother in law. Really, she gave me a gardening book for Christmas about 13 years ago that may have tipped the scales ...

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May 22, 2018

[Subject] Giving

This weekend our family hosted a fund raiser in our backyard.  I cooked 160 pounds of craw fish plus corn, potatoes, shrimp. sausage etc. and we had friends and friends of friends all over the place.  It was awesome.  
We set out jars for folks to ...
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Oct. 5, 2015

I win

Last night, after an early morning trek back from Houston to make a T-Ball game, a quick re-build of the deck of the trailer, a trip to Lowes to pickup 11 new fruit trees AND a trip to Home Depot to pickup a massive auger, my little man chose to ...

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Sept. 24, 2015

10 Months in the making. The Tramonte Remodel Update!

10 months after purchasing a small 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ranch home in need of some love and a lot of work, we have crossed the line to what we would reasonably call the "after" stage of the remodel/addition.  I'm not sure if you ever feel completely finished ...

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July 13, 2015

I did it to you on accident.

An open loop is a trick. Well, when it is used on purpose it is a trick to keep your attention. I did it to you on accident. When I told you in November that I'd show you the entire process of demo, construction and finish out of my new house ...

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May 15, 2015

Homes on 1-5 Acres - We love em!

Ever since I was a child, I've absolutely loved being out on open land. When I was in junior high our family had a piece of land that we called a ranch in central Texas that I absolutely fell in love with. I'd fish, shoot, explore, ride four ...

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April 21, 2015

"It Ain't Over Til It's Over"

As the great Yogi Berra once said, It aint over till it's over.


The remodel has taken a month off due to rain.  We are not complaining too loudly as we appreciate the rain on our drought depleted soil.  It has allowed for some grass seed to take ...

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April 3, 2015

OK, OK, OK, Before the after pics.

Fine.  I was going to hold out on any more updates until we were completely finished (at least with this original plan,) but I understand that I have many of you anxious to see more.  I appreciate the calls, texts and emails asking for more info.  I really appreciate those ...

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March 25, 2015



I want some.  I own some, but it is not on my house.  It is on pallets in my driveway. 



I want none for two more weeks.  I want some, but not until my house is finished.  I

know we are in a drought, I ...

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March 17, 2015

Do you care?

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