Today was the start of a dream for me. I finally have a professionally designed and managed show that I can call my own. Although I have been on air for several months and have really enjoyed it, there was something definitely missing. AM Radio is fun but the audience is small and shrinking, the real audience in my opinion is social media but that is a big broad medium. I had lots of pieces started non of the pieces were tied together, the dots didn't connect, there was too much potential that wasn't being utilized. The beautiful thing about...
Tariffs on lumber, steel and aluminum have increased costs for single-family homes and larger projects
By Ben Russell
Published at 6:17 AM CDT on May 16, 2018 | Updated at 6:46 AM CDT on May 16, 2018
Tariffs, Worker Shortage Raising Construction Co
The cost to build a new home in North Texas continues to rise for a multitude of reasons: chief among them are a tariff on imported Canadian lumber and an ongoing construction worker shortage in the region.
The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that the 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber, which was instituted late last year, has added approximately $6,000...
From NRCA http://www.nrca.net/
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Today, I had lunch with an old friend. As to be expected our conversation quickly veered to my radio show, we were laughing so hard the waiter had to come back twice to get our order. We talked about how social media has become the primary vehicle by which we all communicate and how many wheels it roles on and how old fellas like us are being drawn from the dark ages of pagers and dial up internet.
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