The Journey Home
In 25yrs, being a carpenter by trade, I've seen a lot of different fields, from new construction & additions to renovations & restoration. I finally found a sense of belonging amid the beauty and integrity of the buildings & architecture found in the late 1800's to early 1920's.

Materials being expensive and labour cheap, people took pride in the application of their skills and talents to the best of their abilities.

I've worked for nothing (been told I'm crazy) paying particular attention to all details "You're taking too long!". I've been condemned and cursed by my employers and unappreciated in an ever increasing society of mass production & profit margin over value.

Though, on the other hand, I'm always the first one they call (heh heh).

Two years ago I decided to build a new '100yr old' cottage out in the country as a therapeutic getaway.

It grew... into a passion. It grew... into a 1642sqft Cape Cod. It grew... into a tribute to my Icelandic and English heritage in recognition of the hardships and sacrifices that they endured, making my humble existence possible. "Thank You"

Photo Credits:
Spirited Photography (the good ones)
Me (all others)

Links:
MANITOBA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
www.mhs.mb.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38
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