My husband was born and raised in this small town.
His friendships run long and deep.
A group of old friends gets together at one of the guy's son's place.
The son is in his twenties and a school teacher.
He has a two bedroom house and a big barn that he painted black
after tobacco barns.
Every Thursday night is guy night where they cook over a fire
and sit around drinking beer and talking.
In the winter they go inside and watch TV.
This week I'm featuring that barn.
It is approximately 100 years old.
This is the front of the barn.
Obviously, Matt the owner is a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
Here is the back.
You can see part of a shed that was built to store a lawn tractor
and other small equipment.
This is the far side. Here is a side view of the shed.
He built steps to reach the door of the loft.
He stores stuff in there, but his girlfriend won't go in it--says it's full of bats.
You can barely see the hinges that show there is a door here
because he painted them black also.
This is the center of activity in the summer.
This is the edge of his property.
He has probably five acres.
I had to show off some of our beautiful southeastern Ohio hills and trees.
These photos were taken last fall.
My husband headed up the team that jacked up one wall of the barn,
built a foundation under it, and rebuilt the wall.
Here is a just a glimpse of the TV area.
I wish I'd taken more of the inside of the finished part of the barn.
My husband doesn't go every Thursday night,
but he does enjoy his time out there.
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