I really enjoy building software. It’s my profession but also my hobby. That means I spend a lot of time doing it. But every once in awhile I become a little less interested in building software and a little more interested in building something else. Lately, that has meant building (or fixing) things around the house. This past summer I decided our backyard needed something a little special for the kids. Admittedly, some neighbors had recenly spruced up their own backyard with some kid attactions and I didn’t want the kids always wanting to be over there, you know. Looking back fondly on a treehouse my Dad build for my sisters and me when we were young, I decided to build one for my backyard.
I find that building other things helps mix things up with my interests and prevents me from getting burned out from building software.
Here’s how the treehouse turned out: