"A Homeowner's Guide to the Custom Home Building Process "introduces the new homeowner to the paperwork and processes that it takes to build a home from the ground up. The "Homeowner's Guide" walks you through contractor selection, bidding and contract administration, all the way to project completion. You will learn of some warning signs along the way, so you don't get taken advantage of.
Building your new home can be an enjoyable experience, by educating yourself, staying positive, and visualizing the outcome-your dream house.
"I have personally known Christy for over twenty years. Christy is very personable, honest, hard-working, and dedicated. She has an excellent understanding of the construction industry and associated paperwork, and her estimates have always been accurate."
-Paul U. Dritenbas, AIA, principal architect
Set in three countries and across two continents, The Unexpected Homecoming narrates how Jean Pierre Elonga took a risk and fought several battles to follow his dream. Hear about what it's like to be an immigrant, to make sacrifices, to deal with financial strains, to leave your family behind, to be a supply teacher and a hard working parent but despite all of this, still aim to succeed!
"[This] account of a freed slave boy's search for his mother is distinguished by a vivid narrative voice and page-turning suspense.""Publishers Weekly"2012 Skipping Stone Honor Book Young Gabe s is a story of heartache and jubilation. He s a child slave freed after the Civil War and he sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories and dream-talking of the lives they re gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama? Gabe's odyssey in search for his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd s illustrationsinfluenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Bentonfervently portray the struggle in Gabe s heroic quest."
Take a walk with one of the most relentless drug kingpins to ever promenade the streets of New York: Ahmed Yung. His father was an old-school gangster and his mother passed away after giving birth, leaving Ahmed to fend for himself. Witnessing his father's death at the early age of 12, Ahmed made a commitment to become one of the most respected hustlers on earth. Upon his release from six years of incarceration, Ahmed, 23, is forced to deal with the pressure. His comrades have the game on smash and they're just waiting for his return to the streets. Christal and Malique, his girlfriend and son, depend on him to adjust his lifestyle. The choices he contemplates ultimately determine his destiny. This is the story of almost every hustler who decides to play the game. Mistakes are made, hearts are broken and lives are lost. But one thing is for sure: decisions will have to be made. Strap up for a ride down a path of pain and glory. This is 'A Drug Dealer's Dream.'
When Small comes to live with the Tribe there aren't enough beds to go around. But Emily has an idea! This books includes instructions for stick weaving.
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