Friday, November 13, 2009

A Gathering of Friends...

About a month ago we had a gathering with our building crew. A funny thing happened during the eight months they all spent here and somewhere along the way we all became great friends. I always felt welcomed with open arms and jokes. Richard, Mike and Lee always had time for questions from Rick and Andy about the garage. They all made the experience of building this home one of the most rewarding times of our lives. The true dedication of these guys can be best understood by this little story:
Late Fall (last year) a Sunday night and Rick and I decide to just take a drive to the house and enjoy the way it's coming along. We drive up the driveway and see lights shining in the windows. We are baffled but enchanted that it's our first time coming up the driveway and seeing lights in our new home. Well, the lights were Richard, hard at work at 8 PM on a Sunday night, getting things done and ready for the crew to start the next day. That was true dedication on his part!
We could not have found a more perfect building crew!!! Thanks guys!
Eric (Mike and Wilma's son) with Laurie (Richard's wife)

Left to right: Laurie, Wilma and Janet (Lee's wife) and of course that's Eric standing behind his Mom. They are holding pictures of the view from the deck!

I'm not really sure what is going on here, but there were some construction discussions going on. They may have been discussing the ridge beam...It was the hardest part of the entire build!

Mike, Richard and Lee

Eric (a college student really needs those left-overs)
And I must add that Eric was my favorite photographic subject all summer. He always smiled for the camera.

Everyone leaving...