First Step

Lots of things to do today… Victoria and family were here, so there was refereeing the seven grandkids, flying kites with intermittent wind and, well, seven kids under the age of four!… jumping on the old trampoline… filling sippies and cooking and reminding them of manners and… life!

I did wander out to watch the guys work for a bit on the metal shop building.  Vernon has talked about improving it since we moved here, and last week, something happened that spurred his remodel.

doorNotice the humongous door laying on the ground.  The doors are 8’x12′ each.  Welded.  Very heavy.  Built to last, though sometimes not so easy to latch.  Daniel opened the one on the left, and it fell.  The hinge bolts sheared right off and fell!  He wasn’t hurt, just shocked… I mean, you never expect a door to just fall off when you open it!  And while he mentioned his run of bad luck, I insisted he had very GOOD luck, because, honestly, it could have killed him.  Or his dog.  Or his wife and kids if they’d been there.  Or smushed a pickup or tractor or… well, you get the idea.  I just Thank God none of that happened.

Soooo… gee… Vernon’s been wanting overhead doors in there with openers… etc., etc., etc…. So, they started that today…

It’ll be a long process… but everything starts with the first step!


First Step — 6 Comments

  1. So thankful that Daniel nor anyone else was hurt by the falling door! Also don’t forget to count your blessings that your kids and grandkids are all there close by (even though it can get very hectic, I’m sure). Mine have all moved quite a distance away, Sob Sob!!

  2. Daniel’s guardian angel was certainly looking out for him. So glad he is ok. Sound like a busy but wonderful time for you with your grandkids.

  3. A scary close call. Fortunately all is well, and Daniel wasn’t hurt. PTL! So many tools and pieces of equipment to understand and respect.

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