The twins came down to help, and soon Kristin was home from work and pitched in to help. Even Jake and Izzy got involved. It didn't take too long before the old concrete floor was ready to meet its new top.
Saturday morning the building began. The twins helped son-in-law Jimmy to start the walls, and soon they were up.
We noticed that Rod wasn't looking too good, and was having a hard time breathing. But, he kept assuring us that he was ok. Sunday morning he seemed worse, but insisted that he was fine. By Sunday evening, his breathing was worse. By Monday afternoon, his temp was 104 degrees and he was ready to go to the emergency room. They didn't waste any time getting him onto oxygen and determined that he had pneumonia. He was admitted, and they started tests, blood work, chest x-rays, and an EKG. By Wednesday, they had determined that he was suffering from legionella pneumonia and tried to figure out how he got it. The only thing we could figure out was that it was from the dirt and lumber from the shed. They just kept stressing to us that he was very ill. He was treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhalers, and breathing treatments. Friday, the doctors decided that his lungs were clear enough for him to return home. I don't know which of us was the happier. He's on oxygen here at home and hasn't had a cigarette in 7 days. He says that he feels better today than he has in 10 years. I am so proud of him, and glad to have him home again.
The shed isn't finished yet, but it's coming along. Jimmy has half the roof shingled, and the windows are in. There's still a lot to do, but we have time.