|Tom A ||
Posted 11-11-2002 at 06:18:00
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Share my joy! I finally had somebody come out to look at my old barn... my "gutter guy" dragged him over on Sunday, believe it or not. Turns out he's rebuilt all the local barns that I've admired for the last couple of years. *Really* country, travels with a portable deer stand in the back of his pick-em-up truck (my kind of guy).
I showed him the saggin wall and let him look...he found all the problems that it has taken me 4 years to discover, but he did it in about 5 minutes. Said the barn was really in good shape overall, that the sag was caused by a single frame member rotting. Said he was booked 'til next summer (!!), but that he'd add me to his list and that he *would* show up.
There's a beautifully redone barn down the road from me that he had done. He told me that when he first looked at that one, he told the owner to fix it himself with a match and then build a new one. The guy insisted on repair and apparently put a lot of cash into it...these old barns really get under your skin, hard to feel anything but great liking for them.
Anyway, I'm glad I finally got somebody to at least look at the place, and feel pretty good that he'll eventually show up.