Dianne enjoyed spending time directing a number of remodel projects of the Lafayette home, which she recalled was purchased by Max without her input. As she would explain to you, she spent the required time making an unacceptable home into the beautifully acceptable one that we all know and love today. Dianne was thankful for every visitor that came to their warm Lafayette home, but she and Max were especially grateful for all of the Purdue band students that came by to help on various home projects over the years.
Dianne and Max spent a memorable and fun-filled 20+ years in their Elkhart home, where they were for the majority of their teaching careers. During this time, Dianne began her love of remodeling, as they took pride in the interior design and exterior landscaping of this home.