The book, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House was once my architectural commission. A potential tenant in a century old downtown building I was remodeling needed help in the design layout for a used book store. She had no money so to help our client sign her I offered her my design services if she could come up with the book. She found it in a couple of days whereas I had been rummaging used bookstores for years hoping to find it. She was happy. I was happy.