When my sons were younger, they wanted me to build a treehouse in the backyard.
I spent a whole summer putting the porch together.
I didn’t know the first thing about construction, but I wasn’t going to let my boys down. I made several mistakes, but the floor was sturdy by the time I was done. A lot of snow fell that winter and the porch was warped when I started on the roof the following spring. I had to make additional repairs before I could start. The contractor at the hardware store suggested buying a ductless HVAC machine for the space. I hadn’t even planned on putting electricity in the space and this guy was talking about adding heat and AC. I thought it was extremely funny. I told the guy that I was just a novice and he offered to come to the property to lend a hand. I didn’t have a lot of money, but the guy was willing to work for a cheap rate. The following weekend, George joined me in the backyard and the two of us fixed the flooring and added a roof to the project. He also helped me add a dehumidifier to the space that connects to the power in the garage. After the treehouse work was completed, I found out that George owns a very large construction company here in town. When he saw me in the hardware store shopping for my boys, he was reminded of his own children and decided to help with the project. The guy owns a 10 million dollar house on the beach.