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#1 posted 02-09-2008 05:38 AM
That’s a beautiful love story, Betsy.
Some people manage to get what they think they want in life, only to find that it just doesn’t fill that hole in their soul. A few of us are fortunate enough to get what we really wanted, even when we had never identified just what that was. :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#2 posted 02-09-2008 05:43 AM
Great article. Sound like you are a lucky woman to have had your dream become reality!
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!
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#3 posted 02-09-2008 05:51 AM
Love can make a humble home a castle. You are lucky enough to have love and a castle for a home. congratulations! I saw the picture in your other post. Beautiful home! Isn’t love grand?God bless
-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia
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#4 posted 02-09-2008 06:54 AM
i think that you say it well i agee with you! good jobyou kind of built your house and found someone that exeps you for you!Tony
-- Anthony Pelton
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#5 posted 02-09-2008 07:54 AM
Great story. It’s something to build a house and something else to build a home. I believe it’s the sweat equity that tips the scale of house to home. Sounds like you got the home. Sandy and I still have a dream home in mind even though we’ve poured countless hours and $$$ into the one we have. It originally belonged to my parents and was their dream home. It’s twice the size of the one they raised me in even though it might be considered modest by today’s median home sizes. Even so, the missus has transformed the grounds as much as I have the house. Together we’re a triple threat for curb appeal. In our modest neighborhood we’ve managed to create a residence that says to all, “Welcome home.”
What more can you wish for?
P.S. A little dirt on a woman is a beautiful thing.
-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir
#6 posted 02-09-2008 08:29 AM
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#7 posted 02-09-2008 01:10 PM
Great write-up. Thanks for sharing your story.
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#8 posted 02-09-2008 02:08 PM
Nice story, Betsy.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#9 posted 02-09-2008 03:40 PM
Nice! We had a blast designing and seeing our home go up too! I’ll bet it’s the nicest place in the state as well.
Now that the house is finished, are you guys planning on building your own furniture?
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!
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#10 posted 02-10-2008 06:43 AM
Judy & I did an ower builder home too. It’s a great thing to be able to look at things and know how much sweat of your own went into it.
-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/
#11 posted 02-10-2008 03:11 PM
I just reread my comment…Man, that was worded just wrong. I’m great at spelling and writing but at times fail to proofread as I go. So when I said “I’ll bet it’s the nicest place in the state as well.” I was referring to your house, not mine!
Gotta laugh at ourselves once in awhile, ya know?
#12 posted 02-16-2008 10:49 PM
well its nice to know that we are not alone in the world of wood workerskeep up the good work. today i got a neat book called TREEHOUSES. the art and craft of living out on a limb. I LOVE MY NEAT BOOKS THAT I FINDANTHONY NORTH ANDOVER MA
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#13 posted 02-28-2008 08:34 PM
Betsy, that was a great story. In this day and age of the 50% divorce rate, it’s nice to hear about another couple who is getting it right. This August my wife and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary. We also have a dream of building our house somewhere in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hopefully we will be able to build our dream home before we get too old to perform this task of a life time. Your story is inspiring and acts as a brace to hold our dream together. Thanks for the post.
-- Brian, Virginia Beach
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#14 posted 02-28-2008 08:42 PM
Thanks, this story is a breath of fresh air.
-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon
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