Ah yes. I was asking Chuck Schumann at MoDOT a couple weeks back about how houses get built. I googled the topic today and voila: http://home.howstuffworks.com/house.htm
I read through that one this morning.
Wonderful fantastic site that ties things together. Especially useful in conjunction with Wikipedia for more depth in particular topics. I went through the house construction sequence in Howstuffworks this morning. Later this week I can move on to the power grid, HVAC, water towers, septic, landfills, water treatment...
...and the most intimidating of all: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car.htm
All the stuff I never learned in school!