The fundraiser and subsequent building of Joe's shed was amazing. With a few mornings of light snow which melted in the afternoon, we knew time was at hand to get the job done before the Big Snow came. 1917 Lumber gave us a discount for lumber. Joe said he wanted metal roofing for the shed because of the high winds that blast through there. I prayed about "where will we get that?" At the end of the day, before I spoke of this dilemma, I got on Facebook and someone I had never met before asked, "My husband just brought home some metal roofing from a job. Could you use some?" Of course!
Kim Hutchison, VFW Post Commander, designed the shed and began building it in parts to be assembled. He needed help with lifting, so the shop class at Joseph Charter School, led by teacher Tobey Koehn showed up.
Those kids were so cute! Under Kim's watchful eye, one would call "LIFT!" and in unison they carried it to the shed site. Before they left, they gathered around Joe and called, "Semper Fi!" for this photo. Thanks!
Kim had helpers and they got it just about done when we needed shingles to put on the ramp so Joe wouldn't slip. I posted on Wallowa County Free Classifieds FB page "ISO- Shingles" and in 40 minutes another veteran notified me that he had them and would drop them off. Thanks Roger!
We could not have done this without our donors:
Stewart Jones Designs George Hill
Janie Tippett Anonymous
Goodrich Family Duane & Caroline Rueb
Gloria LaBolle Sandi Richerson
Barbara Childs Ken Brown
Charles & Mary Johnson Sara Jane Williamson
Lynn Wolf Long Maxine Stone & Rob Hager
Betty Cosgrove Shannon McNerney
Terrie Everts Marcia & John Raines
Bill Cunningham Joni Herb
Anonymous Diana Tryall
Divide Camp Deborah Stubblefield
Sarrah Crist Teresa Hubert
Kathy McGuire Anonymous
VFW Post 4307 1917 Lumber
Clay Claypool Roger McGee
Joseph Charter School shop class
Tobey Koehn Roger Curtis
Yall stepped up to the plate and I hope you enjoy being a part of something good, for without your financial support, this would not have happened.
Kim is now in the shed-building business, so call him (541-263-2077) if you'd like a storage shed or garden shed. Whatever you need, I'm confident he can design and build it.
Of course, any job needs supervisors. Clyde and Petey offered Support Services...
A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE! This is why I love living in Wallowa County. We all get to do things like this and do it well.
A 50-something woman comes home to a place she's never been before.