I’ll never do it again. But it stands for the “get it done” philosophy I’ve had to adapt. It’s an eight-by-ten storage shed in the back of the property. Currently, it’s my wood storage for planks and assorted odds and ends.
I built the shed solo. We had just moved into the neighborhood, and I didn’t know anyone well enough to ask for help, so I did it all alone. I raised it by myself using pulleys and two-by-fours to shore up the walls. It was not enjoyable, but I needed the shed.
Years later, when the kids were older, I had a workforce who worked well for pizza, putting up my greenhouse/workshop. So for a change, I got an opportunity to watch.
As the house empties of children marching off to their own lives, I again find myself without help. My wife says I should wait until I get some help, but it wouldn’t get done today or even this week. So I begin to calculate ways to make one body do the work of two.