Thanks to everybody who made shed moving 2009 such a great success! The invite to come move heavy stuff went out thursday:
Kate's mom made an emergency english muffin and charcoal run to the store. Kate's mom and my mom both made apple crisp, I made breakfast and hot cider, Kate's brother Ben documented the event, and my dad plus a bunch of other guys and myself picked this behemoth of a structure up and rotated it into place. Ryan brought beers to wash down our celebratory smoked ribs with (I got up at 4am to start the grill for those!) and Jack even brought one of his own personal army (hi oldest boy of four!) up to witness the fun.
There's something really great about putting your hands on to something that was so heavy you couldn't budge it alone, only to feel it lift and move, light as a feather, under the hands of all of your friends. There's a metaphor in there somewhere.
Guys, I'll come help each and every one of you move the heavy things in your lives, anytime.