So the story starts like this with my dad’s friend, Marshal. We spent much of our time at Marshal’s house as kids. He always had something going on in the shop and always had the best / craziest stories. His spirit is a memorable one of ‘this is good but how can we make it even better?’ He’s always taken a road less traveled, embracing the unexpected and pushed his skills to the limit. A carpenter by trade and had owned a business for some time doing custom work with a friend of his. They named their business “Snake Drivers”. But as they found out, they kept getting calls from people asking them if they’d get rid of this animal, catch this and dispose of that. So one day Marshal gets another call for the Snake Drivers, this time from an elderly woman insisting that the ad stated Snake Drivers and she has one that needs catching.. Snake Catchers does not = Carpenters for her. So he figures “why not?” and they decided to scope this job out. The following adventure was two lefts and a right from no-where, them running around like idiots trying to catch this huge black rat snake, just a complete fire drill… In the end they managed to wrangle the beast for the woman.

But its that sense of adventure , the grin of finding the road less traveled and that exploring the unexpected that always left a big impression on me growing up that Marshal possessed with pretty much everything he set out to accomplish. That’s the spirit of this build: a sense for adventure, exploring the unknown and the road less traveled. So I’m calling this one “the Snake Driver”…