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Joe the Builder

 

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"I can't wait in the morning to get to work," he says as he turns out the lights in the shed Ford built. "I can't wait until it's time to go running. I can't wait until it's time to come here. I can't wait to have dinner with Karen, and I can't wait to go to bed." He adds, pointing to his still fit, sturdy, eighty-year-old frame, "I ask quite a bit of this thing."

As for his very first project, the Glyssons lived in their home until this past summer, when they sold it (for $315,000, not $39,000) and moved to Glacier Hills.

"We're sorry we had to give it up," Eugene Glysson says. "You get to the point where you can't take care of the yard and that sort of thing ... you just do what you have to do.

"It didn't take long to sell. It was a very sellable house!"

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The following Calls & letters item appeared in the January 2013 Ann Arbor Observer:

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