Backyard Shed Project

So things were moving along at the house. It was finally July and we were unpacked for the most part, but realizing that even with a three car garage, we needed more storage. The reason is we wanted the third car garage to be a work shop. A place for all of our tools and things like that. We needed a place to store the mowers, and all the other gardening equipment. So, here came the backyard shed project. July 4th is the anniversary of my first date with my hubby. We went to a 4th of July fireworks celebration. That was 9 years ago. This year we would be celebrating by building a shed! I know, super romantic!!! We got the shed at Home Depot. It’s a kit, but it comes in pieces that you have to build. The only other thing we had to buy was the floor. It went together fairly easy, but once again, it was HOT! Blistering hot. This time I got burned. Bill stayed covered and we had to keep soaking wet towels on our heads and over our shoulders and backs. What is it with these big projects and the blistering heat? But, we needed to take advantage of the nice weather before Winter set it.

We started by leveling the spot and setting our floor joists. This was the hardest part I think. We’d get one side level but now it wasn’t level with the others. By now, the ground was rock hard and our beautiful green sod was toast, even with all the watering. Once again, it took longer to finish what should have been a simple thing.

Backyard Shed Project

That’s my sweet Dozer in the background. He had Cushings Disease. This was two months before he went to the Rainbow Bridge. He was the best dog ever, and I miss him so much. He LOVED laying in the sun.

Backyard Shed Project

Backyard Shed Project

So, Yay, the floor is down. That only took FOREVER!!! Could we maybe get something done today?

Backyard Shed Project

Floor and first wall

Backyard Shed Project

Backyard Shed Project

Backyard Shed Project

Four walls! Woo Hoo. It’s really starting to look like something now. So excited. I thought we’d be done in no time. I was wrong. We had to do all the inside stuff to help stabilize the structure. There is a loft space in the back and on the upper sides. There was also a work table along the back. At least we were starting to get some shade from the walls.

Backyard Shed Project

The trusses really made a big difference, now I knew we were really getting close. We just needed plywood on the roof, tar paper, shingles and windows. Oh yeah, two barn style doors.

Backyard Shed Project

I have a picture somewhere of my hubby sitting on the roof putting on the shingles, but I can’t find it. So, here she is, the finished product, well, 99.9% done.

Backyard Shed Project

Backyard Shed Project

As you can see, this is in the Fall. The lattice skirt is on, and did you notice the trees? We planted 13 trees and started our flower beds along the sides of the fence, but that’s for another post. It’s been a year already, and I can’t believe how much those trees have grown.

Until next time…

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