Mailander House: Restoring a Home Left for Dead

Mailander House: Restoring a Home Left for Dead


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733753609
Publisher: Quiscat LLC
Publication date: 02/23/2019
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Dave Morrow never thought he would move to Waco, Texas. But good fortune brought him together with his life partner Marla Hendricks, a successful veterinarian who has practiced in Waco for almost 20 years. Dave has been something of a free spirit and has travelled by bicycle and on foot in many countries and has visited all 50 US states. He has always looked at work as means to save up enough money for his next adventure to an exotic locale. At age 18 he walked the Pacific Crest Trail, which in 1973 was more an idea than an actual completed route. Later he spent 10 weeks trekking and climbing in the Himalaya, months bike touring in New Zealand and Europe, and driving an old car on a 10,000 km adventure into the outback of Australia. He has climbed mountains all over the western US, Alaska, New Zealand, Nepal and the high Atlas of Morocco.

In Waco his challenge was caring for a beautiful 108-year-old home built by German craftsmen and remodeled by Magnolia Homes. He and Marla currently own three older homes in Waco, the youngest of which is 66 years old. He believes that homes can age gracefully like fine wine if they are cared for. He is currently restoring, with his brother in law, a cottage home built in 1930.

Dave is a recognized author of many scientific and technical papers, and he was also a successful teacher at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. This is his first autobiographical work, and it tells the story of how, by a stroke of luck, he and his wife became minor TV stars and started a successful business. The cable TV episode showing the remodeling of the Mailander House has been seen by over 40 million viewers. Many people remember this episode because a very cool old bicycle was put in Dave's office as décor. Dave currently has a beautiful Pinarello track bike in his office to inspire his work.

Table of Contents


Title Page


Table of Contents


Part I: How It All Began

Chapter 1 Dave & Marla

Chapter 2 The Search

Chapter 3 The House

Part II: Fixer-Upper Unleashed

Chapter 4 What It Takes

Chapter 5 Loan Fish

Chapter 6 Hijacked by a Film Crew

Chapter 7 The Reveal

Chapter 8 Bicycle House

Part III: Living in a Fixer Upper

Chapter 9 Settling In

Chapter 10 Plumbing Hell

Chapter 11 Foundation Issues

Photo Insert (Dave & Marla; Mailander Before & After)

Part IV: Mailander House Bed & Breakfast

Chapter 12 Making the Transition

Chapter 13 Strategies for Success

Chapter 14 Bureaucratic Process

Chapter 15 Unusual Guests

Chapter 16 Reviews

Part V: Dave’s Previous Experiences

Chapter 17 Youthful Challenges

Chapter 18 Family Ranch

Chapter 19 Behind the Redwood Curtain

Chapter 20 Dad’s House

Part VI: Dave & Marla’s Early History

Chapter 22 Dave’s Early Years

Chapter 23 Marla’s Early Years

Photo Insert (Bnb Guests, Dave & Marla)



Appendix I: Waco History

Appendix 2: Mailander History

Appendix 3: Bicycle History

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