When I got home from work Friday night there was a tractor trailer (just the trailer part) of sheetrock sitting outside my front door. Have you ever seen a trailer load of sheetrock? It’s a LOT of sheetrock. There was no cover on it, just the sheetrock sitting on the trailer.
I heated up a can of soup, fed the horses and the dog and settled down for a nice evening of reading home decorating magazines. The last thing I thought before I fell asleep was I hope it doesn’t rain.
Salsa music woke me up the next morning. Loud Salsa music. I got dressed and walked over to the house. There was a work crew in my house. Not your normal work crew, mind you, but what appeared to be two entire families. Two Dads, two Moms and several absolutely adorable kids. I hadn’t heard them pull up, but they already had music going and they were cooking something that smelled wonderful on a camp stove. The kids were running all over the place. When one of the women noticed me, she smiled and asked me if I’d like some breakfast. Of course, I wanted breakfast! She handed me a paper plate with the best breakfast burrito I’ve ever had and a cup of coffee. She yelled at the kids to come eat, but they were feeding the horses handfuls of hay and too busy to think about food. When I finished eating, Maria introduced herself to me and then in a very polite but firm manner advised that I leave for the day so they could work. Why? “It’s too dangerous” she said. I pointed out that it wasn’t too dangerous for the kids, but she just smiled and herded me towards my truck.
I loaded up the truck with laundry and headed over to Park City. It took me a while to finish my laundry because there was a wait for the machines, so I had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants Windy Ridge. Then I did a little shopping, bought a few bottles of vino and some popsicles for the kiddos and headed home. When I got home, work was in full swing. Maria wouldn’t let me in the house, but she said it was ok for the kids to have the popsicles, so I ate popsicles with the kiddos and hung out with the horses.
About 6:00, Maria started dinner and again asked me if I would like some. I felt kind of guilty eating up all their food, but I couldn’t help myself. The smell was amazing. Maria and the other woman packed the kids up after dinner and left. I went to visit a friend. When I left the men were still playing Salsa music and working, the entire place lit with construction lights. By the time I got home, everyone was gone.
When I woke up the next morning, they were back. I decided to go out for breakfast so Maria wouldn’t think she had to feed me again. After breakfast I bought a sandwich from the deli, then set out on a hike. By the time I got back it was late afternoon and they were all gone.
This is what I found in the house!
Walls, people, we have walls!!!