Hello, internet! I'm Ben, and I have a story for you. This past summer I was building a shed in my backyard. I have to admit, this was my first real experience doing any sort of construction work, and it showed. I thought I was doing pretty well--that is, until a huge thunderstorm came through. The wind was so strong, that it took the roof right off my new shed. Later, as I was repairing the roof, a wall collapsed. That was the last straw. I decided to hire a contractor, and everything went smoothly from there on out. My experience did teach me a few things though, so I decided to start a blog so that others could learn from my mistakes.