Monday was day 11 in Deutschland and I helped Stilla’s brother Wolfgang pick up some old building materials at the edge of town.
There used to be a wood product business here. It was called Widauer’s. Wolfgang often made items in his work shop and sold them to Mr. Widauer. They went out of business a while back and someone is now tearing down and recycling most of the building(s).
I helped Wolfgang hook up the trailer (below) to the tractor so he could pick up some of the items.
Then we loaded up some re-useable lumber, glass windowpane sheets, and other assorted items. It was a shame to see this place go out of business, I really liked the stuff they had here. I guess the big stores like IKEA® and others are taking their toll on small businesses here in Germany too.
Here’s some old pics from 2005 of this place:
I always thought this was a good idea for a patio… that is, if you have a lot of logs laying around that you didn’t know what to do with:
How about a German log house?
or a massive garden shed:
There used to be lots of yard art, furniture, nic-nacs, etc., and other wood-related products for sale:
Here’s some of the furniture that you could get here back in the day:
I’m pretty sure that this table and chairs (below) is one that Stilla’s brother Wolfgang made at his workshop and then sold to Mr. Widauer for resale.
Now, this ornamental birdhouse (or whatever you want to call it) was definitely made by Wolfgang. He made us one of these for us that we took back to the States in 2005. We had it set up in front of our house. Some of you may remember me posting about moving this over to my Dad’s house in Colorado Springs when we sold our house. (Link HERE)
Here’s a recent pic (below) of what the one in the picture (above) looks like now. Not sure if this is the same one, but it’s highly likely…
You can still make out the price tag in the picture below; 1000 euros! Wow… what a markup. Wolfgang probably sold these to Widauer for 3 or 4 hundred back in the day.
In the afternoon, we took Opa with us over to Martin & Maria’s house for dinner. Maria is Stilla’s older sister.
Festive wood candle arrangement on top of the well at Martin & Maria’s house. Thanks for the awesome meal Maria! We sure are eating good here 🙂
In the evening, I helped William get his IKEA™ kitchen cabinets hung up on the wall. Almost all together now.
The next few days, I basically hung around the house here and recovered. I apparently tore some muscle ligaments in my right shoulder while I was helping Wolfgang hook up the trailer, etc., We had trouble lining up the trailer to the tractor and I pushed on the trailer with my shoulder to get it in position. Big mistake… I could hardly lift my right arm for a couple days. So, that’s the excuse I’m going to use for being behind on the blog posts 🙂 Plus, we got pretty busy on Friday and have been on the go every day since then… I’ll catch you up in my next post(s). Til then…