The House Elf Strikes Again!

May 27th, 2009 § Comments Off on The House Elf Strikes Again! § permalink

I went to visit The Lovely Christina last weekend and when I came back the new shed was painted.


May 18th, 2009 § Comments Off on Shed! § permalink

When we moved in there was a very old shed. It was rotten, crooked, and housed numerous small animals but it was ours. It kept (most) rain off our garden equipment but that was about all. I was perfectly content to live with it a few more years but then my parents offered to replace it as a Christmas present and I jumped at the opportunity.

I tried to find a photo of the old shed in the many hundreds I have taken here over the years but I can’t seem to find a good picture of it. I always seemed to try to leave it out of the frame and as a result I have many pictures with a small portion of the shed but no pictures of the entire shed.

This is the best I could do (I know, I know, I should have taken a picture before we destroyed it):

The old shed was taken down on Friday night and loaded in the truck for an early Saturday morning dump run. With a couple of well placed sledge hammer blows the old shed came down surprisingly easy. Dad, Jim (neighbour) and I made short work of the demolition and truck-loading – I think we spent more time loading the truck than doing demolition.

Quote from Jim: “Jeez, you only seem to be happy when you’re destroying something”

Saturday was a write-off because it rained all day. Dad and I started early Sunday morning with the foundation stones and by the end of the day this is what we had. Please note the heavy clothing my dad is wearing – the sun never came out, the high was 7 degrees, and it SNOWED!

We started again early on Monday (Victoria Day) and were able to wrap it up by about 6pm. The sun was out all day with a high of 17 degrees – we were wearing short sleeves and shorts. It’s amazing how much the weather can change from day to day.

The old shed was 8′ x 8′ and the new shed is 10′ by 10′ – there’s a lot more room inside – it’s very luxurious.

There are still a few things to do with the shed. I have to build a counter inside along one wall, buy and hang hooks for all of our tools and put a coat of paint on the shed. If the mood takes me I might also install a window and a flower box.

All-in-all it was a very good holiday weekend. Got lots done, got plenty of fresh air after a long, hard tax season and now it’s time to go to sleep.

P.S. – Did I mention it SNOWED!

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