Monday, May 6, 2013

the shed

Jon and his dad finished preparing the yard on Friday and I helped (a little) with the construction on Saturday and we are SO happy with the finished product.
Jon's dad had the idea of putting it in on an angle and we went with it
tamper the dirt
add sand + paver base
at this point I wanted to just put a little table and chairs here, no shed
watching daddy construct while eating breakfast
coming together
the finished product!
We want to look into putting some hooks and shelves/baskets in it to store our items a bit better but the Suncast brand stuff ranges from $30 for some hooks to $100 for kits which is more than I will willingly shell out before attempting a DIY/economical solution. For the time being it is perfect and I am so glad we decided to put one up. The same day they finished the foundation for it we actually had a tree removal company come out to look at our chestnut tree in the back (it's on its way out) to give us a removal estimate. With that, the arborist pointed out a different tree that he was gravely concerned about because its roots were wrapping around themselves so it is very unstable. That new development means we might be looking at removing all trees in the back (I have very mixed feelings about this) with our home equity line of credit sometime within the next few months. I'm so sad because the chestnut tree has a ton of character and does a great job of shading us in the warm months, but I would be relieved to get rid of the spikey shells it drops each fall...


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  2. The base for the shed would have made an awesome patio.