Sunday, December 10, 2006

barn roof update

 
Tom came over this morning to help put on the roof. He and I put on the second half of the rafters and started cutting the metal for the roof
 
John helped put up the metal.
 
things went fairly smoothly until...
  
I smashed my thumb...


twice.

we got a quite a bit accomplished. i cut and installed the north side rafters. tom and i put in the south side rafters and the nailers for the metal roof. john showed just in time to put up the metal roof and see me smash my thumb.

my neighbors are wonderful. i didn't ask either of them to help with the barn and they both insisted. they are great, giving and generally *there* for us. i have a difficult time accepting help so living here in the ozarks has been a learning experience. a person really does need help on occasion. this barn raising has been a perfect example of the kindness of neighbors and the brighter side of human nature.

3 comments:

Skye said...

It's nice to hear that neighbors-helping-neighbors is still a common thing out there in the country. You still see it in the suburbs sometimes too, but only when a major catastrophy happens...or so it appears.

I'm glad you accepted the help, and I'm sure you'll be helping in return. It's what community is supposed to be all about. Now, let's see if you can let your guard down and actually ask for help directly :)

happy and blue 2 said...

Having good neighbors is really nice.
The barn looks great. Sorry about your thumb..

Danielle said...

Looks great so far!

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