Latest interesting Cars:They tell me The Tesla is the latest and best thing coming down the Pike. That is yet to be proven, but very possible......
For today, who do you think of when looking back on drastic changes or innovators:
I have dreamed big in
my life, but was smart enough to know my limits. In the building business I was
small time compared to the big builders.
I built less than a hundred homes. I enjoyed the actual building.
Driving nails and cutting lumber to fit. Sitting a desk did not fit me.
Myra mentioned working for Jim Walters Homes. Jim Walters was an amazing man, a dreamer who had ideas that revised the home building industry. He started in 1946 with less than a $1000. Walters would sell you a home called a ‘Shell home’ or a turnkey job. No one else would do that. The shell home was a home with the outside finished. Windows and doors. The buyer could finish the home himself.
Many builders considered them ‘junk.’ But He changed the way we built. He was the first to build a wall with it lying on the floor and then raise it in place. Before that we always built the wall standing, he cut the time in half. He did MUCH MUCH more.
When I was a kid, anything labeled “Made in Japan” was considered junk. As a kid I tore up Japanese toys cars. Many were made from American beer cans turned inside out reusing the steel can. Now years later look at their quality, both toys and Automobiles.
I knew people who bought the shell homes and 5 years later still had blankets hanging instead of drywall, but they were using the money they once paid as rent to slowly finish a home that would be theirs and paid for.
Now back to my sliding shelves. I want to give a big thanks to Dar for pointing out ‘that things could fall off the back of the shelf when it was pulled out’. At times it was a problem to reach the item.
Dar, you are so right. So today I did some
modifying. I put a back board to eliminate most of that. THANKS for making a
point of that. This is an update. I mixed up the two young ladies, Dar and Betty. Sorry ladies.
Y'all be safe.....