Getting older I start missing my youth. Having the strength to lift a 3/4 piece of plywood, carry 6 or 8 2x4 studs without feeling awkward. Most of my thoughts go to building. I can still move a heavy piece of plywood, but by using leverage and some ingenuity, not strength.
I can still work 8-10 hours a day, but I do not produce as much, I miss showing off, LOL.
I am finishing up my lean-to storage. It has been fun, I actually still enjoy the physical labor. I remember my friend Tuck and a barn raising on his farm near Morven NC. We drove a lot of large stakes to use to pull the huge trusses up and into place. I worked with Mr. Adcock (Tuck’s father in law), he was OLD, near 70 (LOL). He could swing a sledge about as well as I could, and I was in my 50’s.
I remember him saying, “I like this, it makes me feel good and useful.”
I think of that, Now I am much older, building this little lean-to, makes me feel useful. LOL
I am appreciative of good health, and the ability to still do a pretty good days work at 76. I do not take it for granted, I realize some of my close friends can not do much physical labor, yep, God has been better to me than I ever deserved.
Leaving the hearing doctor today, just as deaf as when I entered the hospital, I told Sherry I am still the luckiest guy in the world. Our lives are good, she is able to walk a couple miles a day with my sister Shirl, and I am able to work.
And, We have been very successful for no more education than we had, then I added, we are successful because we worked together, stayed together and played together. Now we travel together. It has been over 58 years with this girl and over all it has been wonderful. Of course I would change some of the stupid things I have done over the years if I could,( we men can be exasperating at times), but we don’t dwell on that.
Enough, I am tired.
If you have found a job you love or if you have found that perfect mate, you my friend are blessed.
These cars were just born when I met my LOVE! 1954