Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our Buildings were Dreams

Early on in the beginning years of our life together we both knew we were dreamers. Since Scott was a man of many talents maybe that is the wrong word to use, I should say he could teach himself almost anything he wanted to. We started out on the dreams like all couples do. To have a nice home since we could not afford or want one all fixed up, we bought a fixer upper. That was the beginning of many homes we fixed up. We also had so much fun doing them. We even got on the front page of our local newspaper for turning the impossible into the possible. It was also the year of the hot tub and Scott and I being the dreamers we are, had to have one of them in every house we fixed up.

When I say fixed up Scott did everything himself with me being his helper. I loved to decorate and I got to buy new stuff, for my new houses as our projects took shape.

Our Hot Tub room was built in the back of the garage in a cedar sun room with a handmade cedar spiral stairway going to a new master bedroom over the garage. The stairway took Scott 4 hour per step to build.


Since we started out, our house as a home, and a dream, the next dream was always to start again with new ideas and a new set of plan’s. We had learned so much with the first house that we wanted to try out everything we learned. When we sold our first little dream house we got our money back, and enough to start another dream.

Off we go in search of another house to fixed up. This one was a lot nicer to begin with than our first house. It was bigger but,very out dated. So the fun begins. Just what we wanted two year of very hard work and another dream. It turned out to be a beautiful house and it sold without every going on the market. “Another dream was over a new dream begins”

This Hot Tub was on the deck and much bigger
“Another dream was over a new dream begins”

We bought a lot overlooking our city and the new dream was much bigger. Now we wanted to build an earth shelter home. With the help of 2 men that like working on earth shelters the dream begins .This dream contained a bit of “the good the bad and the ugly” but in the end “WE DID IT”. We were the local tourist attraction. Every day you looked out the window to see someone sitting outside staring up at our House

I could never begin to tell you on this post the work and creativity that when into this house I can only tell you that we sold it to one of the plant presidents of GE, who had moved to town. They called it their “penthouse” . We got back our money and enough to start another dream.

The Hot Tub Room was build on the Roof of the House and made of stone

We already had a lake lot. Up to this time the lake lot was about camping and water sports but a new dream started.

We got the itch to have a house on the lake even thought we were a little scared that would end our dreams at that lake. We did it anyway.
This was by far the hardest goal of all because Scott was going to do it all himself with 4 weeks vacation and me as his helper. We had to get it all closed in weather tight before going back to work . Some how “WE DID IT”. We also have to be thankful for Scott’s Mother and Father for coming out to help us on weekends. As well as a few skiing friend that Scott had. They did a lot of work in exchange for help on their project. “It’s nice to have friend and to share”

Of course it had a Hot Tub on the corner of the Deck
To see the end of that story go to Spring in Minnesota 
We have had a few condos since our return from Europe. They were very nice. They were places to go home to after work but not dreams.

Looking back on life so far, for Scott and I, it is about the dreams. Even though we are always sad leaving an old dream, we are also excited about the start of a new dream.
Now life is going too fast. We have been sitting a little bit too long , “GOT TO GET GOING” and “START ANOTHER DREAM.”

"We Made a Difference One Home at a Time"

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