Thursday, September 2, 2010
If I Were A Carpenter....
For the next summer or two after that, they kept me on at regular hourly wages. The skills I picked up there were invaluable later on.
Time went on, and I would occasionally do handyman jobs from hanging doors to putting in or taking out walls, or building decks or what have you. After I had my first home, and there were too many kids for the number of bedrooms available, it was time to build an addition that added four rooms to the existing house. It was very satisfying to see it all come together, thanks to what I learned during my summer jobs as a teen.
When we had a house built in 2005, I was very involved with its completion and continue to enhance it with various projects of finishing off the basement, building a shed, and currently building a deck and a fence. For all the various activities I do around the house, whenever I am asked what I am doing, I simply reply, "Puttering!"
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