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1st day of Unemployment!!

September 26th, 2010 at 03:23 pm

For the first time in 26 years, my husband does not have a house to build.
He had never built a house in his life when we moved to the mountains 26 years ago. He built our Lincoln Log house on the river, completely by himself. That included lifting every log, doing all the plumbing, electric, tile, cabinets, etc., completely alone.
Other people were so impressed they asked him to build their log home.
For the first few years, he only build log homes, but then he branched out cause actually log homes were getting too expensive to build. He has built every type of house now. From 800 square feet to 7500 square feet.

He finished up his last house on Friday and spent yesterday bringing home all his tools. Today, he had nothing to do.

We have the money set aside to build a spec house, but nothing is selling here except real bargains and foreclosures. There are hundreds and hundreds of homes on the market as this area got so overbuilt the past 2 years. (Every body thought they were a builder!!)

He is bored already, so today we went looking at lots. The new cabin subdivisions have not been taken care of and look overgrown. Cabins are the only thing selling here; homes under $150,000. Our last spec house sold for $400,000 and the first couple that looked at it, bought it.

We may have to build a small spec house just so he will have something to do. Otherwise, he will drive me crazy!!!

Anyone want to build a house in the mountains??

7 Responses to “1st day of Unemployment!!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Would love to Ima -- Is there a huge call for school librarians there? Smile Of course that wouldn't help your hubby too much right now.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Guess teaching him to knit is out of the question! :-)

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Oh how I wish we could!! But that would be a lonnng ways from all the grandbabies Im afraid. I hope you two get some fun in during this down time and that things pick up again soon!

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Could he get some extra work fixing up homes like foreclosures that are in poor condition? When the dh and I went looking at houses, we noticed that the ones that were foreclosures were all in bad condition and so of course no one was bidding on them. Good luck finding some new gigs.

  5. Biff Says:

    Wish you could post some pictures! I would love to see one of those!

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    Your husband is quite a man. My respects. Big Grin

    As for a house, you know I do! Big Grin That or I'll build it myself, but I wish I knew how....

    Maybe he should consider teaching others how to do it? I don't know if that's his thing or not, but that would give him something more to do.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Could he volunteer for Habitats for Humanity?

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