Dateline: 20 November 2016
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In My Previous Blog Post I told you about Bob and how I, along with some others in my community, came to help Bob with an old shed he bought. This is the rest of the story.
After getting the old shed apart, loaded onto Steve's trailer, and into Bob's backyard, Steve, Ben, Beth and me planned to meet at Bob's five days later (Saturday morning) to build him a shed. We communicated about the project through the week using the Facebook group messaging feature.
The following pictures tell the story of Saturday's shed-building project. It was as close to an Amish barn raising as I'll ever get...
|That's Bob. His son built the shed deck (which Bob is sitting on) earlier in the week, using new materials.|
|Chris Miller, a local photographer, stopped by early in the day to take some pictures of the project. He is showing the woman holding his camera how to take a picture of him. You can see all Chris's pictures At This Link.|
|I took this is a picture of Chris as he was getting his picture taken with his camera.|
|I set up a cutting station and did most of the cutting. Steve is in the light blue shirt. His daughter, Kimberly, helped as she could.|
|Beth and Jodi made food for us. Lots of good food. The guy in the black sweatshirt is Beth's husband, John.|
|Yours truly. The shed is taking shape.|
|Here you see Keith and Ben putting a metal roof on the shed. Steve supplied the roofing.|
|Steve and John are cutting some roofing. Steve's son, Mark, is on the right. Mark helped us pretty much all day.|
|Mark, Beth, Jodi, and Mike. Mike had an injured leg (in some sort of cast) but he helped quite a bit. Everyone here is laughing and I don't remember why. Maybe they just looked at me and burst out laughing. I sometimes have that effect on people.|
|After taking the previous picture, Beth took this group picture with me in it.|
So that's the story of how Bob got his shed. And how I got some new friends. And how we all made some great memories together.