Nooo, I didn’t buy a giant metal scoopey machine . . . although it sure looks like a fun toy!!
This week, our big, beautiful barn will come down.
When we first bought this house, the plan was to fix the roof on the barn and have it be a place for the kids to play and make many fun memories! I guess we were so busy looking at the roof that we didn’t notice the structure. When we got the first quote for the roof, we were told some concerning things about the structure. Then the hubster leaned against the barn one day and he went thru the sill plate of the barn.
I spent the next few years contacting multiple barn wood stores in several states. Nobody wanted the barn. I contacted demolition companies. Nobody really wanted to take down the barn. Then I stumbled upon a commercial demolition company on Facebook. The barn (which is about the size of three regular barns) did not scare them.
So this week the barn comes down, next week new concrete gets poured, and a couple weeks after that, the new barn comes in. The new barn won’t be nearly as big! But it will be a great, and usable, and safe.
Tonight I am thankful that I put up a good fight to try to save the barn, and to even find another use for the barn wood. I can rest easy knowing I gave it all I had. My view to the west will be changing. But it will be a good thing. We have great plans for the new barn!