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As for mom and dad, Brenda enjoys spending time outdoors and gardening. She is especially fond of the several out- door living spaces that can be accessed from the kitchen, living room and some of the bedrooms. The screened- in patio by the pool is used the most as the large screen can be electronically raised to provide access to the pool or kept down to keep the shade in and provide a separation from the elements and wandering critters who visit year- round. She is also a camera buff and enjoys taking photos of the family, many of which are displayed throughout her home. Shawn enjoys solving problems around the house as well as working with Jerry Ortiz of Creative Building Solutions to keep the landscaping manicured. “It’s a constant job to keep the yard and house looking this good and Jerry and his team are always there when we need him.” said Shawn. Some of the custom features of the home are results of his creativity. The sheet metal cover atop the chimney is one such creation. He designed and 54 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 gmhtoday.com