It’s really hard to show the stark difference in the shop here, compared to what it was like full of tools and things. If you look at this blog post, you might get a sense of what it used to look like.
A few weeks ago, we got an invite to a surprise birthday party for Brandon and Aunt Beth (whose birthdays are close together). Folks drove in from all over, and were staying at a hotel in Frankfort – with a bus arranged to transport folks over to CD & Me, a few miles away.
The job he had involved getting a round piece of duct to fit into a curved duct. He mentioned how few guys nowadays would know how to do something like this, and I decided a few photos were in order.
I was back in Frankfort briefly today. Bob found this old photo (dated 1954) that features Kathy, Julie, and Stephen.
A big moving day, but Bob and Julie are officially in their new place. Lots of boxes, lots of things to arrange… but this is an exciting next chapter for them. Looking forward to visiting, and seeing the new place when everyone is all settled.
For me, I have very fond memories of the house – despite being a late arrival. Even now, looking at these columns and into the living room… it’s hard not to imagine a christmas tree.
This is the best photo I got, but doesn’t really do justice to the feeling of buildings almost emerging from nothingness.
I made a few runs up and down the stairs (to get things from the basement or from the workshop outside)… but I didn’t mind, as the cool temperature drop always felt so incredibly refreshing.
After about 9 bags in, Julie came outside with some breakfast. I’ve learned that for these types of “monolithic” pours… once you start, you really don’t want to stop until it’s all done.
We ended up racing the light towards the end of the day, with the goal of pouring a concrete pad for some new condensor units. But by the time we got the ground trenched and framed, and got enough gravel put down… it was too late to get started.
Note my fancy workstation. I took a few photos of some items Bob/Julie wanted to get rid of and posted them to Craigslist.
Today, I took the day off to go down to Frankfort. Bob and Julie got a dumpster, and I was going to help them clear out some items from the garage (and attic).
We had several conversations during our time there, trying to figure out where we might place particular items. At a certain point, we stopped trying to answer that particular question and thought about the opportunity – when else might we be able to purchase something like this? It was a little dizzying.
There was a good amount of “stuff” in the attic, but all in all it wasn’t that bad. They had experienced some squirrel damage to some items, and a lot of the work involved sifting through what remained undamaged… and what was worth keeping.
On our last day in Frankfort, we had a very slow and relaxing day. Slept in, and spent most of the day watching movies in the living room.