Yes, I’ve decided to name my rent houses. I bought 4 lots right in a row, and since my son made this venture possible, I decided to name these first 4 houses after the initials U.S.M. C. (left to right). This first house, just happens to be on the far right, it earned the initial “C”.
So in choosing a name, I decided to use one of Garrett’s first nicknames given to him by his superior Marines. They called him Chumley, after the old-timey cartoon character. When he first became a marine, he was a bit chubby, and I’m sure that’s where the name probably originated. Now, I’m old enough to remember the cartoon and remember Chumley being a rather dumb character. Garrett was no where near dumb, but his superiors called him this to do what they do… probably considered hazing now, but much to their surprise, he embraced the nickname and was excited to finally have a nickname other than what his parents called him… Bear, or Garr-Bear. So, Chumley he became. This rental unit will be called “The Chumley”. It is almost finished, here are a few more recent pictures of the unit. We have 1-2 weeks for completion. So if any of you know of someone who would like to rent a BRAND NEW HOUSE, this is a very rare opportunity, please have them contact me by making a comment to this post.
I have some good news for those of you who follow our Home Plan Design business; I was recently interviewed by Robin Terry of the West Tennessee Home Builders’ Association. She was interested in new trends within the design industry. She interviewed both me and a friend, and fellow designer, Gary Gardo. The article is included below.
The photos are from my own collection, which they graciously printed. And I want to give a “shout out” to David, Jon & Geoff Benson of Benson Builders, who did the work in both of these shots. They are fabulous builders and without great builders it doesn’t matter how good a design is if it isn’t carried out to plan.
I hope you enjoy viewing this article. I’m so excited to be published… in real print, not just the internet.