Moving Right Along!

Last night when I happened to glance out the window to the backyard, I was taken aback to see a huge wall looming in the middle of the yard. It kind of scared me, though I don’t know why except that it seemed so massive. Today, after they cut the door and window out of that wall, it seems to have shrunk to a more manageable size, and now that the walls are finished and the roof is going up, it’s beginning to look like a building.

It’s amazing to me how much they’ve gotten done in just a couple of days.

It also amazes me how agile and strong they are, with such a great sense of balance. I wonder what it would be like to be able to build a garage or fix leaky pipes, or concrete a foundation or put up a fence — all things they have done for me while I could only watch in awe.

Judging by how much lumber and such is still piled up out there, I sense that even though they are moving right along, there is still a long way to go.

Lucky me! More days of excitement coming my way . . .


Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.

8 Responses to “Moving Right Along!”

  1. Treve Brown Says:

    It’s looking really good Pat – I’m sure it will be a huge asset when it’s finished!

  2. Judy Galyon Says:

    It’s looking great!! Will the car entrance face the street? I know you are excited at the thought of putting your vw in
    it’s own space. Enjoy!!

  3. Kathy Says:

    Awesome, Pat! So excited for you. We’re finally moving into our new house with internet and refrigerator snags (thanks to the “Bob”). Would say more here but using iPhone – posted on

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I had fun scrolling through your housebuilding posts. I’d have been there sooner, but I was checking the wrong web site. So glad you finally get to move. And oh, I am so thrilled by your use of the term, the “Bob”!!

  4. Sam Sattler Says:

    Wow, for such a small crew they are really moving along quickly. It looks really nice.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      They are really hard workers. They just stick to the job with minimal fuss or procrastination — once they are working, that is. Waiting for them to juggle their schedules is a different matter.

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