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Waylon Tate

architecturebusiness

Zoom Zoom

That was weird. I had my first new client meeting via Zoom this week. Or potential client meeting. First meeting. Whatever. But it was weird. I have been architecting long enough to have plenty of first meeting experiences. Some where you know right off the bat it’s a mistake. And…
Waylon Tate
April 27, 2020
architectureLife

Danger, Will Robinson!

Architects always design. I don’t care where they are or what they are doing, the wheels keep turning. At the lake – where’s a good place for a house and how best to orient the rooms? At a friend’s home – you know the kitchen would work better if… At…
Waylon Tate
April 20, 2020
architecturerenovation

Walk of Shame

One benefit of being pretty much stuck inside all day is that I find myself outside walking through the neighborhood. Which means I’m actually walking and not just pretending I walk. James has been doing the same and came home one afternoon to ask if I’d been down a street…
Waylon Tate
April 13, 2020
architectureLifeTravel

The Things You See Inside

By now, most of us are in week two or three of our shelter-in-place experience. Working from home for the first time. Having to home school kids. Wondering if day-drinking is considered a hobby. And while the weather here has been relatively crappy, there have been a few days nice…
Waylon Tate
April 3, 2020
businessLife

Not Ready to Snap

Author’s Note: This was written pre-shelter-in-place/social distancing guidelines. I know a lot of us are working from home not by choice. I hope if you are the adjustment hasn’t been too great, and you can find some ideas on how to be successful (as well as some humor) below. We…
Waylon Tate
March 30, 2020
Life

Oh Snap!

I would love to meet the marketing genius at LEGO who suggested creating the LEGO Architecture series. Someone needs a raise. Or maybe a smack upside the head! Most years at Christmas and/or my birthday, I’m peeling back wrapping paper to see which LEGO set is underneath. My efforts this…
Waylon Tate
January 24, 2020
Life

Corner Office

After working on my own for 3-1/2 years, I finally have an office that I can call my little corner of the world. Literally. At the start of the year, I moved my office home and into our guest room. Or our quasi-guest room. Okay. The room where James’ parents…
Waylon Tate
January 22, 2020
LifeUncategorized

Holiday Madness

I received a text from my sister a few days before Thanksgiving to let me know that they had voted, and James and I were hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year. (I mentioned that briefly in last month’s post.) But they voted and somehow forgot to include me…
Waylon Tate
January 10, 2020
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Vacation Finds

It’s December, which means two things: One – Christmas is just around the corner. This year, my sisters voted to have James and I host the family Christmas Eve get-together. And no, we didn’t get a vote. Two – our annual trek to Key West is almost here. This year’s…
Waylon Tate
December 6, 2019
LGBT

Panic! Panic! Panic!

Panic! Panic! Panic! You do not call me when I’m in New Orleans. That’s been the cardinal rule since James and I started traveling there 20+ years ago. And in a city where breakfast is as likely to start with a mimosa or Bloody Mary as it is with coffee,…
Waylon Tate
October 1, 2019