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What have you dreamed about lately?

I had to give a speech for my Toastmaster’s Club and the title of the speech was “Dreaming of the Country Life”.  Because for me, it is my dream and hope, to one day live in the country. For years I talked about it.  … Continue reading

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New look

Thank you Trevor, for making some cool changes to our blog to make it look better. You rock!

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No pictures this weekend, Bob worked on the frame for the subfloor and I worked on cleaning up after him. We are planning to go out for a couple days after Christmas, and with our boys help, may finish the … Continue reading

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21 piers

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subfloor going on

Found the I-beams in the salvage area of our local steel supplier.  They just so happened to have 14 I-beams cut already to the exact length we needed.  I would call that nothing short of a miracle.  We paid $680 for … Continue reading

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this is a close up of the pier with the iBeam on top

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Trevor’s help

We were thrilled to have Trevor, our 20 year old son, out to help us with the concrete work. He picked up those 80 pound bags of concrete like they were a sack of potatoes.

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