Today, Bulldog Man and I spent our Anniversary helping a friend. We woke this morning to a beautiful day. The rain had stopped and it was nice to be outside doing construction type work. Grabbing our hammers, gloves, screwdrivers, measuring tape, garbage bags and cooler with water (this is all we needed; our friend had all the other tools), we jumped in the truck and drove to the next small town, out into the countryside. This friend, a single Mom, purchased a 2 story home, built back to 1895, four months ago at a great price. The house was moved to a 3 acre plot many years ago and put up for sell in the countryside. Our friend resides in a trailer on the front part of the property, while the house is being fixed and updated for the electric and water. The house has beautiful bones. Initially, other friends through work volunteered to help this single Mom out with the construction work (long story). Needless to say, these people removed the roof on this house, and were supposed to come back and put on a new roof. They failed to return, and it rained heavily. The rain caused major damage to her beautifully aged wood floors causing more work and money (money, not readily available being a single parent).
Bulldog Man, myself and 4 other friends (reliable friends) came out to the single Mom’s house and helped clean up all the roofing that was thrown all over the ground from the previous (friends, that failed to return). We sent truckloads of wood into a pit for burning. We removed nails from wood (good pieces) that could be reused, helped move plywood to the roof, moved windows into frames and restacked materials out of the way. The house is a long way from being done but at least the roof is on, preventing more damage and money having to be found to fix other areas of the house. Overall, Bulldog and I enjoyed our 9th Wedding Anniversary helping a friend in need.
Afterwards, we returned home, showered and Bulldog Man took me out for dinner. Now we are at home listening to the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans play football. Happy Anniversary Honey, love you!!!!!