Here’s a photo of me demonstrating to a client one of the steps necessary in the process of chinking a vintage log cabin.
(Years have passed since this photo was taken but I still expect to see the same version of myself in the mirror today, and I am often shocked with the old man who now stares back… oh my… it looks like I’m getting side-tracked here with my thoughts… having a pity party… let me get back on topic…)
I am thrilled when clients express an interest in how the building process evolves. Even more so, when they state that they’d like to help. And, I am downright giddy when they actually do pitch in and lend a hand. It is a rare event.
This client (who, along with his wife, have been dear friends every since we built their home) took a full week off from his job and joined my crew. It was a great experience. It saved him money, it created fond memories for us all, and it gave this client a much greater appreciation for the physical exertion and the time that it takes to build a handmade house.
Originally posted 2015-02-14 16:54:22.