|Elaine, my ever-patient wife, who handled all
the bookkeeping and bill paying for the project, and packed my lunches every day of its
nearly seven year term while waiting to move into her new house.
||Steve, my friend, former neighbor, and master
builder for the rich and famous. Steve coached me in several aspects of
home construction. He also showed me how to incorporate
refinements found only in multi-million dollar homes.
|Gary, my friend in the truss business.
Gary doesn't build steel trusses, but he generously granted me the use of his facilities to build
||Taco, my guitar-picking buddy from the early 60's who now
lives in Florida. Taco spent a month here during summer '97
helping me build trusses and set them in place.
|Ken, a friend and neighbor to the new
house. Ken owns a vast collection of tools - one for
every special job. I wore a path to his house from all the trips
to borrow them. Ken also performed the job of
idea-bouncer. Together we found solutions for all the special
problems encountered along the way.
||Dale (with his granddaughter) and Troy,
friends and neighbors to the new house,
who among other things provided the extra muscle needed to lift the
windows and sliding glass doors into place.
Troy was so exhausted from all the effort that he spent the rest of
the day in his easy chair.