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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:23 PM

4. I built a pole barn with my dad

I think I must have been about 13 or 14. Whatever it was it was around the point at which I was physically able to dig post holes manually through hard clay. My dad assigned me the job of digging all the post holes, for 50 cents per hole (it took hours for each one). As I remember the barn was at least 30x70 and may have been as large as 40x80 so there were a lot of posts. Dad got most of the sheet metal for free, but we had to take it off a commercial building that was to be demolished. Some of the posts were oaks we took from our land. I did a lot of projects big and small with my dad and learned most of what there is to know about construction. Dad did a lot of odd jobs on the side and I was always elected to help.

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