This moment in time…

A journal of our travels and how we arrived at this moment in time!

Can’t wait to see Jesse…


Shipshewana, IN

Yesterday was to have been the day our freshly delivered half-bath door was to be installed. Well, about mid-morning I received an e-mail from another staff member informing us that there was going to be another slight delay. She wanted to let us know that the finishing tech who has been working on our rig had a mishap. Apparently, he went to retrieve a piece of metal for our rig and as he went to stand up, he whacked his head on the steel shelving. Unfortunately, he knocked his noggin so hard he ended up going to the hospital with a 1-1/2” X 1/2” gash in his head. From what I understand, he had to have 9 staples, not stitches, but STAPLES to close the gap. I can’t even begin to get upset about this particular delay, and I’ll tell you why.

Note: In order to protect the innocent, we will call him “Jesse”.

Jesse was assigned to our rig early on and we could not be happier that he was the “chosen one”. While it takes a one-man band longer than a team of six, we are perfectly happy he is the one! Jesse is happily and faithfully fulfilling our every wish as he applies the finishing touches to our new home. From what we have seen thus far, we are literally overwhelmed by his talent. He is an absolute miracle worker! With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, and being the perfectionist he is (I know, they’re impossible to find these days!), it was deemed he would be a good match for us. We are so very thankful, and blessed, that Jesse is doing the work and looking out for us. We have had the pleasure of visiting with him on several occasions and he has been more than forthright and honest with us.  And, we only have to tell him once what we want, and it’s done!

Let me give you just one minor example of what a miracle worker he is. The bottom cover of the overhead cabinet in the bedroom was not cut to fit properly, and the edges were jagged. The entire cabinet was to have been replaced. But, before it could be replaced, the rig was taken to a third party so our solar could be removed from our old unit and installed on the new unit. When that happened, several cables were run through this cabinet, and removing it would have really been a pain. When I mentioned to Jesse that those cables would make removing the cabinet a pain he said, “Aw… don’t worry about that. I’ll take care of it.” And, HE DID! He replaced just the bottom piece and it turned out to be an absolute perfect fit! This was just the beginning of him proving his talents, and I’m sure I will be able to share more of his talents with you later.

I am very happy to report that we have an appointment with Jesse on Monday morning to do a walk-through of our new rig. He is excited to show us what all he has done and wants to walk us through all of the repairs/modifications himself. I have absolutely no doubt he is proud of his work, as he has every right to be! After all, he is like no other we have found who gives a rat’s arse.  Overall, his work is stunning! I am so excited for Monday to come that I just might not get any sleep between now and then.

I just wish there was more than one Jesse!

10 thoughts on “Can’t wait to see Jesse…

  1. I am so glad to hear that things are progressing!!!!! I can’t wait to see you in the new rig! I know this has been a very trying journey for you but hopefully it will all pay off soon! 🙂

  2. Yes!!! Sorry Jesse got hurt, but surely glad he’ll be working on Monday!! Praying you continue to get good news.

  3. I thought this day would never come. Thank the Good Lord. It’s good to see you are so up beat and happy. It’s about time. I would like to send a goodie box to Jessie. Any chance you could give me his address and do you think it would be O.K.? Love to you and Craig,Mom

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