April 27, 2020 by Ashley Hackshaw
It’s time to do an update on our One Twenty Main project but for that to happen I have to tell you about this past week. Early Tuesday morning Brett and Jaime were processing material in Jaime’s basement like they always do at the crack of dawn. Jaime’s hand was pulled into a piece of machinery in a freak accident. This was devastating because Jaime is the most skilled carpenter and musician, both of which require dexterity.
Jaime is one of my most favorite people in the whole world. He and his wife Jaime (yes they have the same name, I know it’s confusing) are our partners in our projects One Twenty Main and the Sixty One Park Farmhouse. Everything magical about those two places came from Jaime’s amazing handiwork. He is so talented and positive and one of the hardest working people I know. You can help but laugh and smile whenever you are around him.
It’s been a rough week here knowing how much pain he has been in and knowing how worried his wife, family and friends have been. He is going to have to adjust everything he knows adapt to this new future but one thing I DO know is that Jaime is one person who will come out stronger and more determined than ever before.
Jaime was in the hospital for four days and no one was allowed to visit him due to Covid-19 which made it especially hard. We are grateful for skilled doctors and surgeons who were able to save as much of his hand as they could. They were able to save up to the first knuckle of three fingers and a little more of the index finger. His thumb is okay which is great news. Jaime’s brother Erik put together a fundraiser and the outpouring has been really amazing and it is such a relief that Jaime and Jaime won’t have to worry about financial hardship for the foreseeable future. Here is a link to a video his brother Erik made earlier this week and a link to the Go Fund Me is here.
Here is a video the guys made last week at our 120 Main Project before the accident. If you don’t know Jaime that well you can see how just how joyful and fun his personality is in this video. He really is one of the best people I have ever met and I am so thankful that he and my husband are such kindred spirits.
Jaime was able to finally come home from the hospital this past weekend and has a long physical and emotional road to recovery ahead of him. Please pray for fast healing for Jaime and also for Brett. I can’t imagine the trauma of having witnessed such an event. I am so grateful that Brett was there to help though and get Jaime to the emergency room as fast as possible. I never want to wake up to a phone call like that again.
This weekend there was an outpouring of help at our project site to keep things moving forward…but it wasn’t the same:
I know I’ve already posted about this on social media and thank you to everyone who has donated and/or shared the GoFundMe. If you are not into donating online you can contact me to see how to donate offline…we’ve had some donations mailed and dropped off as well.
I will work on another post about what we’ve been working on soon. We are definitely making progress and will keep making progress. Brett is working with Jaime’s brother Erik on another project right now to pitch in so if you watch any new Perkins Brothers Builders videos on Youtube in the next week or so you are bound to see him in those! Hard to believe that only two weekends ago the guys were working out at the site as normal…some photos are hard to look at right now. This was from 2 weekends ago as the guys worked on the roof….and shows a little glimpse into our homeschooling technique too as Sienna learns some construction math on site: