Well, the year is winding down on house number three and I have been doing a little reflecting.
I am getting older and it is a little harder to move, but the spark to create something is still strong in me. This idea of building with kids is utter nonsense to some. I know this, but the desire to see and feel their excitement is just too much for me to ignore. Every step of the build brought a new moment where somebody felt like they were gods because they painted a wall or used a nail gun. It is hard to get that joy in a lot of jobs out there in the real world. I will do this again- because I can, and because kids need to experience that feeling of accomplishing something.
I would like to thank a few people, who again, made this possible. The Mountain Home School District for allowing me to teach this unit, financial donors; Sunview Dairy, Jonna Paolella, Dale and Dianna Hooley, The Mountain Home Air force OSC, Jim's Lumber, and John Chistobol.
In closing, I would like to thank my wife, Kathi, who, in spite of battling cancer, still encouraged me to build. Thanks to all the fifty or so builders and artist that make my job possible, you did well.
Below are some pictures of the near final house. I would like to explain a few.
The ladder uh-hooks and hangs behind the front door. There is room to walk around it though if needed. The space to the right of the kitchen sink is for a 20 inch gas range. The space to the left, is for an under the counter fridge.
We are a Gifted and Talented class in the Mountain Home School District