You find out how true this statement is when you have a recreational area like this one.
When the local pubs would close in the area, we would be invited to our home for an after hours party. The parties never got out of hand but we did have a few sleep-overs that were safer on the floor versus an automobile. We had a fun time and a lot of parties including water volleyball tournaments. (the reason for the net in the picture) By this time our company had grown in size and the rest of the basement was converted to offices (see pictures) the house was done in troweled plaster and stucco walls as were the walls in the basement. This gave the home a look similar to some I have visited in Mexico in the region near Merida and Progresso Mexico. They look very nice but if you rub against them, they will remove your skin. Enough talk about the walls in the house. Our children were busy having children and our employee’s were busy having children. Andrea Walker, the local Sheriffs daughter was one of our employee’s that had recently given birth. Desi and Leon were another that gave birth while employed and Suzy soon after she left our employment. We had grown our company to a total of 12 employees and we were very pleased. We took this from a company that did consulting for about 1000.00 a week to a company that paid 12 people from 20 to 70 thousand a year with bonuses and still showed a profit of 600,000 to 700,000 per year. Our children lived within a few hours of us and we got together frequently for family outings. Our children were also raised on the water as we had a 57 ft cruiser on the local river. As the children were growing up, we spent almost every weekend on the boat. As they left the home, this did not change. We still got together during the summer at the lake about 40 miles from our home. My wife and I enjoyed our family and our grand children. We would take tons of pictures, like when they caught their first fish, trying to bait the hooks, (I don’t know who squirmed the most the kids or the worms.). Pictures of the four year old as we built the pool. Here is one story that sticks in my mind. He decided to help shovel the sand into the bottom of the pool. We had hired local labor to shovel the 10 tons of sand into the pool. As they were carrying the sand, one made the comment that this sure as hell was heavy sand. As my grandson brought his shovel full he said Grandpa, this sure as hell is heavy sand isn’t it. Although not appropriate for a four year old, I remember that today as if it were yesterday. That was 14 years ago. My how time does pass. The children were in and out as they tried to get their lives under control. They would come home bring their furniture and store it in our barn. They would leave and sometimes the furniture would go with them and sometimes it would stay for a while longer. But they always came back home for the holidays. It was during the holidays that the cooking and baking took up most of the day the girls were in the kitchen with grandma. The boys were either playing pool, in the hot tub, drinking beer and telling stories or playing volleyball in the pool and telling stories. We had a very fun family and we all enjoyed each other when we got together. Enjoy the pictures.
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PICTURES OF THE ENTRANCE HALL
PICTURES OF THE FAMILY ROOM
PICTURES OF DINING ROOM
PICTURES OF THE BASEMENT OFFICES
PICTURES OF PLAY ROOM POOL TABLE