With all of the bad news out there I wanted to give you a little good news. I regularly hear people say that "young people don't know how to work anymore." While there is some truth to this, I have found that our society still has young men and women that have amazing values and a great work ethic.
Who hasn't heard the phrase "Midwest values"? If you live anywhere in America, then you've heard it, and you likely have some clear thoughts about what those specific values are. A survey completed by a Silicon Valley, California, business technology expert shared his survey results, and the survey's top response was WORK ETHIC.
At Kearney Moving, one of our company's core values is a strong work ethic. At the heart of our company are Midwest values and our Midwest work ethic. Our desire is to encourage and promote an energetic "I'm on it!" attitude because we truly desire to serve our customers with humility and efficiency.
So what about you? When you think about Midwest values, what specific values come to mind?
We have seen a lot of homes as movers but none as strange as these. Despite some odd proportions, strange building materials, and off-the-wall colors, these prideful homes all have redeeming qualities that endear them to their owners. For one, they’re all unique. And in this cookie-cutter world, that’s saying a whole lot! Which is your favorite?
What are their stories?
Top Left: A House That Rocks
If you’re looking for a rock-solid investment, how about this house in Portugal? Situated between two giant boulders, the house walls are formed of mortared masonry, and the living area is covered by concrete tile roofing. Fireproof, windproof, and impervious to insects, a house like this might qualify you for lower homeowner insurance rates.
Top Middle: If the Shoe Fits, Live in It
This three-bedroom, two-bath home boots the idea that houses can’t be fun shapes. Built in 1948 as an advertising gimmick by a Pennsylvania shoe salesmen, the Shoe House endures today thanks to its tough stucco exterior finish.
Top Right: This House is a Real Steel
Think twice before you bang your head against the walls of this Gainsville, Fla., house. Built from salvaged steel shipping containers ($2,500 to $5,000 each), this 2,200-square-foot flight of fancy features three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It’s fireproof, sustainable (repurposed materials!), and you sure won’t have to worry about termites.
Bottom Left: Make Homes, Not War!
Can your home survive nuclear winter? This one can. Made from a decommissioned missile silo in upstate New York, it’s one of the strongest structures ever built. The 2,300-square-foot, below-ground portion includes a full kitchen, entertainment center, and two private suites. Entrance is gained via an 1,800-square-foot log home on the surface, and there’s a private runway. Buy-in price? About $750,000.
Bottom Middle: DIY Earthbag Dome
Earthbag domes like this one make great garden sheds, studios, chicken coops, and houses. They’re made using polypropylene rice bags or feed bags filled with soil and then stacked like masonry. The small dome shown here is for storage and costs only $300 to make. You can check out this unique building technique on Instructables.com.
Bottom Right: Swiss Chalets Tolkien Would Dig
These eco-friendly homes in Switzerland come with lots of perks, including lakeside views, rooftop yards, and underground parking. Because the structures were built into the earth, they’re naturally insulated — heating costs are slashed and air conditioning isn’t necessary. The only bummer: You have to mow the roof by hand, which can take hours to do using a scythe.
Forced to move out of Husker Nation? Not to worry; Husker Nation is literally everywhere!
From the East
Chartered since 1920, the D.C. Huskers (Washington, D.C., that is) goal is to serve the alumni community living in and around the nation's Capital; to encourage the alumni's continued support of the tradition, mission, and progress of the University of Nebraska; and to promote social, cultural, and intellectual opportunities for alumni and friends.
Last fall, one of our employees watched a Husker game with the D.C. Huskers during a mother-daughter trip to D.C. They cheered on the Huskers to victory against the Minnesota Gophers!
To the West
CFN (Californians for Nebraska) is an organization of friends, fans and alumni of the University of Nebraska that have joined together in support of the University and its athletic programs. Californians for Nebraska supports the University of Nebraska by coordinating activities among graduates, former and present students, friends and others having an interest in the University of Nebraska and the state of Nebraska. They have been preserving and promoting Nebraska tradition and spirit in Southern California since 1903!
And nearly everywhere in between
Yep, it's true! Go to www.huskerbar.com and you'll discover a nationwide directory of Nebraska Husker bars and watch sites. They sell unique Husker t-shirts and gear as well as curate great Husker news.
Now we really would hate to see you go; but if you must...