Guatemala Photo of the Day – Measure Once, Cut Twice…Or Is It The Other Way Around?

When we arrived on the job site the first day, German Espana had hired a couple of local workers to assist us with the house.

At first, I was a little bummed out that we weren’t doing this ourselves.  Then I saw what they were up to and how they navigated the roof of the house, and I was so thankful German made this decision.

In this picture, they are preparing the one of the two main beams in the house.  These were so long that they required marrying together several pieces of lumber.  They spent considerable time getting these two long beams together, and it was definitely worth it.  After taking the first beam apart, it was obvious we all would benefit from measuring twice and cutting once.  This is a lesson we would relearn as we built this first house.