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My Father, My Hero

July 22, 2010

I went on a little adventure these past 2 days trekking throughout San Diego, camera in hand, to capture a few photos of my dad’s work. He’s a general building contractor, which means he builds beautiful homes for people to live in. As far back as I can remember I’ve visited him on job sites, nailed spare nails into scrap wood, ran around newly framed houses and admired his craftsmanship. My dad can do anything.

Here’s a few photos from back in the day…

My dad giving me a ride on a tractor at the empty lot of my old house. circa 1987 (I think). I was chubby, huh?

My mom and I cruising around while my dad worked on building the house (or maybe he was taking this picture, hehe). I’m sure Becky was playing in the dirt somewhere.

This is the house I grew up in. My parents built it in 1987/1988 and we moved out in 2007. I was so sentimental when we left that a family friend, who is also an artist, did a painting of the house for me from this photo. Maybe someday I will share it with you. It’s beautiful.

This is where I live now (of course my Dad built it). I call it the “studio”. The right side is mine and the left side is my Dad’s shop.

Some of the homes my Dad-e-o has built…

Coronado, Ca

La Jolla, Ca

Coronado, Ca

La Jolla, Ca

Coronado, Ca *my favorite* (It’s a block from the beach too!)

I hope you enjoyed just a taste of my history and what my Dad does! :)

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    July 22, 2010 3:36 pm

    Ahhh… the Emerald! So many good memories!

  2. Cathy permalink
    July 22, 2010 5:23 pm

    Oh wow! Love the houses your dad built! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. July 23, 2010 9:56 pm

    Wow your Dad’s not just a Contractor he’s an artist. You must of got some of it from him.

  4. July 25, 2010 10:23 pm

    Why did you think I was playing in the dirt somewhere?!?!? Haha… thanks for the trip down memory lane, sista! Love the photos of our Emerald house… ahhh memories!

  5. August 10, 2010 5:04 pm

    Hi Lauren! I’m loving your blog! I had no idea your dad was a contractor. My mom just bought an empty lot and may start her plans for building soon! Have you made a portfolio website for you dad yet?

    • August 11, 2010 12:04 pm

      Thanks Nikki! My dad keeps asking me to do a portfolio website for him but I haven’t yet. He has a great printed portfolio though! :) If your mom is interested, I can give you his number. How exciting… new houses are so much fun!

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