We Have It Easy

It’s been a year for putting miles on my pick-up.  I’ve driven all over two counties, from project to project, and I’ve hauled a lot of supplies.  I like to think that I build “dream homes”, and hope my customers feel the same way.

If you know me well, you know I love to travel.  (Thank you, my customers, for making my dreams come true.)

This year Sandy and I took an incredible trip to Nepal to see Mt. Everest.  The trek to get to Base Camp and back to Lukla was eighty miles.  Eighty miles of difficult, steep, cold trails.  All along the way I watched men and yaks carrying building supplies to these remote mountain villages.

As we climbed higher into the Himalayas, running water and electricity disappeared.  Our rooms were freezing, separated by thin sheets of plywood.  But our accommodations were very nice and fancy compared to the people who lived in those villages.

We’re so fortunate to live in such luxury.  Traveling like this convinces me that the simplest and smallest house I’ve ever built is most definitely a dream home.

As 2013 comes to a close, I’m thankful for the opportunity to run this business in this moderate climate on flat land.  To everyone who works with me, and to those of you who let us work for you, I appreciate you so much.  We have it easy.  I’m going to keep that in mind.

(If you’d like to see our favorite photos from the trip, here’s the link to Sandy’s blog.)

A Walk in the Himalayas


One Response to “We Have It Easy”

  1. Lawanda Calton says:

    Glad you posted this story, Gary. Yes….we take so many things for granted. Your photos are so good!

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