After Hurricane Charley roared through destroying our home in Florida, we rebuilt this house on stilts. But, because we were still working, we never had a chance to finish the downstairs...until now.
We just spent the last three months enclosing the bottom and building a shed.
I say "we" but my husband did most of it. I was his helper
We didn't work every day and we didn't put in eight-hour days, either.
Most mornings we were right out there by the crack of eleven, though.
And by three or four we were sitting on the porch with a beer or glass of wine relaxing.
But, we got it done...well, mostly. We still have to stucco the posts. We've started the process but it's going to take a while. If we don't complete that until next year, it's okay.
So, NOW, does retirement begin?