I often say that my Bob is always in motion. He is like a locomotive, full speed ahead. The reason I say that is because in the fourteen years since we have been married, Bob has completely gutted and remodeled a 45’ sailboat (the one we lived on and sailed to Costa Rica); built two houses in Costa Rica; remodeled two houses in South Carolina; remodeled the house that we currently live in (which included tearing out a wall, enlarging the kitchen, extending the 24′ deck to a 42’ deck, remodeling both bathrooms and putting in hardwood floors); tore apart a Harley Davidson Road Glide that the insurance company had totaled and rebuilt it into a Fireman’s Tribute Bike; remodeled a 34’ motorhome (which included tearing out the old carpet and installing hardwood floors throughout, repairing the outside bashed-in panels; and gutted the entire inside of a one-ton pickup truck, replacing the stained and torn carpet, refurbishing the leather seats, and removed the dents and dings on the outside. There are a few other projects he has taken on, but those are the main ones. He did a lot of other things before I met him (bred Arabian horses; bee keeper; floor cleaning business; Xmas-tree flocking business [made a lot of money doing that!], but that was BM, before Margie), so I won’t go into all that.
The thing about Bob is his work is always good. He is a perfectionist. The sailboat was a show piece when he got done. The first house we built in Costa Rica (notice I say “we!”) was featured a few years ago at the top of the New York Times Real Estate section. The houses in South Carolina sold even when the selling wasn’t good, with one realtor lamenting that she wanted to buy it as it reminded her of a story-book house but she couldn’t afford it; the motorcycle has taken awards in any motorcycle shows he has put it in (he won’t put it in anymore because he can’t ride it while it is in show!), and I could go on and on.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the projects in blogs. Let me know what you think.