The addition was Brandon's Baby....what you see was his vision and his hard work. I am sad that neither he or our parent's got to see it. It is a marvelous space with great accoustics and I only played a small part in it's construction. It brings me joy to see Brandon's personality stamped into every aspect of the building.
I have to give heart felt thanks to my Brother in law Richard,his boys and my niece's husband for doing the deck on the foundation on which the post and beam structure was built. A big thank you to the builder from Bethleham NH(whose name escapes me, it was 20+ years ago) for making and letting Brandon help assemble the frame. I want to thank the Gun enthusiasts friends(from one of his computer gigs) who helped Brandon and the blue tractor get the insulated panels on the north facing roof and then went and shot targets in the backyard at the home range Brandon had put together.
I realized today that most of the work happened while I was quilting or teaching quilting. How could I have missed all the hubbub. Plus we had three Belgian Tervurians at the time who needed to be walked or played with 3 times a day and Brandon was still working his computer gigs away from the farm in between working on the addition.
I know I helped put up the steel I-beams in the basement to support the sub floor of the addition. I helped bleach the post and beam structure once it was in place and helped to stain all the wood used for the ceiling and walls. But the rest of it, once the structure was in place it was all Brandon. He was a marvel.....god how I miss him.
Mary Will Sussman