Barn Repairs

Last night, we had wind and snow.  This was done to the tune of a “bang-bang” symphony.  That symphony was orchestrated by plastic siding (corrugated) on the barn that had been blown loose and which was flapping in the wind.

Neighbor Meghan even commented on it.  It was annoying and frustrating because I’m not able to go do anything about it thanks to my foot.

This morning I called my friend Cliff who farms with his dad here in the neighborhood.  I was fortunate to reach him before he left his house.  He agreed to stop by and survey the situation before going to his dad’s farm.

He was able to patch things back together in less than an hour.  Meghan and her hubby should be able to sleep better on windy nights.  I know Sylvia and I will.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

14 thoughts on “Barn Repairs

  1. Three cheers for Cliff (and I bet you were happy to slip him that little bit of cash). :cheer:

    I’d love to have someone nearby that would let me hire him for little jobs, my husband and I are terrible at such things. The oldest and his wife are coming in this week, and he is Mr. Fix It!! I love when he comes to visit, and not just because he runs around the house making things purdy. :awe:

  2. You are blessed with good neighbors. We’ve had similar experiences– little sleep for the neighborhood until something gets fixed!

  3. Whew! Thank goodness for kind people who will help. I don’t like that feeling of helplessness when something needs to be done and you can’t do it yourself. And with every breeze that blows, I’m sure that annoyed you too.

    You will be back in action soon, Chuck. Just when spring comes and it’s time to go outside, you will be skipping on that foot! Hang in there!

    • I do appreciate available, able and affordable help, and that’s for sure!

      The surgery was extensive and so it takes time for it to heal. I’m doing a lot better, but there’s still a long way to go.

  4. it is nice when you have helpful neighbors. I just got done snow blowing the driveway and sidewalks. times like this is when I hate being single!!

    • If I didn’t have Sylvia, I’d probably move into an apartment somewhere. I couldn’t keep up with everything on my own. :2c:

  5. No worries, I could only hear it when I am out for chores! I am glad Cliff got you fixed up so you can get some (un)sound sleep.

    • The noise was loud in the family room end (toward your place) of our house. It seemed like it was in the main house.

      I was fortunate that Cliff was available and willing. He was glad to slip a few $$ into his pocket. 8)

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