I try to be patient and wait for Earl to finish his farm work before I ask him to do any projects for me. As everyone who knows anything about farming knows, the work is NEVER done! Earl is pretty much gritting his teeth and groaning inside because the weather is so beautiful and he could still be plowing up on Bench Creek, but I have finally convinced him it is time to do one of my projects!
The pictures below just show one four-hour session putting up the beam. Prior to that night, Earl went and bought the beam and brought it home. He then spent time measuring and planning and marking the walls. That night, I tended Allen and Patrice's little ones while they went out. Earl was staying at Chelsea's, as she was on call. When Allen brought me home, he came in and began cutting the wall where Earl had it marked.
We had Thanksgiving without working on the project, but the next day, Allen and Earl spent lots of time carefully cutting out the walls and planning exactly how they would install the beam.
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