Monday, September 10, 2012

progression of a mid-life crisis

july 16, 2012
i'm afraid that i have to admit that husband is in the midst of a midlife crisis.

july 17, 2012
instead of manifesting itself in a sports car or motorcycle, he has decided to purchase a sawmill.

july 19, 2012
the sawmill apparently requires a rather large building of its own.
and big trucks delivering materials.

july 21, 2012
so he stayed home this summer to work on that building instead of coming on holiday with us to the states.

july 22, 2012
he made progress, but not as much as we thought he would.

august 5, 2012
but he has remedied that in recent weeks.

august 11, 2012
and it was at least partially because of bad weather - you apparently can't pour cement when it's raining.

august 15, 2012
he has done this nearly single-handedly, including all the digging.

august 20, 2012
tho' a big cement truck came and poured that cement.

august 27. 2012
he's incredibly dedicated, working until dark every night when he comes home from his real job.

August 30, 2012
using entire weekends on the construction.
much as a normal man in mid-life crisis would lavish attention on the sports car.
(or something worse.)

September 1, 2012
he built himself a lifting device, because he knows i'm no help with heights.

September 1, 2012
as he builds, he's already planning the next building in his head.

September 2, 2012
it's apparently no longer only a sawmill, but a whole lumberyard he's got in mind.

September 2, 2012
he tried to have me help him with that roof construction.
and i WANT to help, but i just do not function well on ladders or scaffolding.
there were tears.

September 6. 2012
he even managed to roll out that paper under-roofing (not sure of the technical term) all by himself.
tho' i did help with it on the other side.

September 7, 2012
he does occasionally take a break to play hockey with the child.
the building is perfect for that.

September 10, 2012
i guess in all, it's not really a bad midlife crisis to have.
it could have been a whole lot worse.
or so i've been told.


Elizabeth said...

That is the perfect mid-life crisis as there is one. A lovely new building. Is the heating problem already fixed? :)

celkalee said...

I know someone like this. On each visit I see a remodeled room, a new addition, a reconfiguration of barn or workshop. Son number one may therefore avoid the traditional mid-life crisis as well. And as already stated, this guy of yours is a keeper. No doubt.

stephanie said...

holy crap. that's amazing and totally inspirational. and a WAY better mid-life crisis than some of things things i've heard of happening.

we went on a trip to a wood working shop this weekend and my husband's wheels are turning about the "shop he'll have at our next house." he'd prolly be pretty jealous of what your husband has going on over there. :)

Magpie said...

so cool. i will NOT be showing this to my husband. though maybe i should - if i thought it would get him off his ass...

DahnStarr said...

Yep, tis true. I'm having a bit bigger crush on your husband each time you post about him. Please tell me he has a fault...then again, no, don't. I like knowing that there are still truly good men around.

Delena said...

Isn't it wonderful to have an ambitious husband who works hard towards a goal!
Don't feel too bad about not helping in the heights department. I am the same way!

will said...

Nah, that's not a mid-life crisis ... a crisis is having a dull saw, a lost hammer or rain just as the roofing is started.