Our new timber frame home came years after we made the decision to build. Building timber frames is a passion, a business, and a way of life for us, but we had much to do before we could build our own. Today we enjoy it (note the new quote at the top of the page) and rest easily knowing that we’ve built our own timber frame home.
The past week we’ve shared our home with many who came to visit and talk about building their own homes, but we’ve also been able to sit back and enjoy our timber frame with friends. What a great experience!
Wednesday evening Rick, Debbie, and Tucker stopped by on their way north. David cooked up a great St. Patrick’s Day dinner with all the corned beef and cabbage that we could eat. Clay and Levi joined us for the great meal. Rick and Debbie stayed over and we shared breakfast before they went their way and I went to work. We always enjoy their visits and look forward to many more.
I do need to mention that Levi and Tucker were actually there to visit Pearson, being dogs and all.
Sunday night rolled around and once again we broke bread with friends. Mike and Jordan, Bill and Cheryl, Banks and Robin, Gerald and Liz, and Corey joined us for a hearty dinner of cioppino (voted the best on Burnintown) and fellowship. With spirited conversation (politics, gossip, the economy, medicine, and life in general), some spirits, and a finale of Cheryl’s wonderful cookies, it was a great evening…all within the timber frame that will absorb many such gatherings over the next century or two.
Living in a timber frame may be no different than living in any other home, but I’m not sure about that. I just know that David and I are certainly enjoying ours. I also know that over the years we’ve made many friends who came in the door to talk about timber frames…some built homes, some didn’t, but what wonderful people they are!
We’d like to have the opportunity to add you to that list of friends. Just come on over. See ya, Bonnie Pickartz