We went down another day to help out my oldest son, Bill, frame in his new garage addition. The old garage is a two-car garage he built on a heated slab, several years ago. He used one half for a workshop and lived in the other half, built into an efficiency apartment. When he started building his log home, he was a single man. Then he met Kelly Jo and later they were married. They shared that little apartment as well as the work finishing up the new house. Now the house is gorgeous, inside and out, and they are expecting their newest child in February. My, how time flies!
Sunday was a gorgeous day, unlike last Saturday when it was cold and a 40 mile wind was blowing. We had fun and worked hard, getting both gable ends framed in and extensions on the rafter tails to allow for a good 2 feet of overhang on the roof. There’s still lots to do, but it’s getting there. And Bill is not going into debt for this big addition.
When finished, he can repair smaller motor homes, travel trailers, tractors, and other things he buys, fixes up, and re-sells to make a little extra cash to supplement his job as a technician at Oak Lake RV and Campground. Bill is like us; he designates a certain profit for a chosen purchase. For instance, he bought, repaired and sold a large RV and used the profit to buy new appliances for their new home when they moved into it. No debt and they have nice things. Way to go, Bill and Kelly! — Jackie