I have been busy lately. Too busy, it seems to keep up with my Ideal Blog Posting Scheme of 3 new posts a week. The best laid schemes…
So here is what we have been busy with. First off we got a shed. Typing the words “we got a shed” can’t encapsulate the joy I feel in having a shed. Let me see if I can try to capture my feelings a bit better….there, I think this does it.
A shed. Why so excited about a shed? We have typical suburban backyard, a couple of gardens, a couple of kids, a swimming pool and a one car garage. So lots of outside stuff with little outside storage.
This meant every fall, our basement would fill up with pool stuff, lawn furniture, garden implements, bikes, etc etc. As we would pack the stuff away in the fall, I got the feeling that we were just a few small steps away from having a path from the sofa to the fridge to the bathroom.
So every fall, I would hunt around to try to find a good price on a well-built shed and I would get a couple of leads on some good sheds for the next spring. But once spring came round again, most of the stuff in the basement would go back outside where it belonged. I would feel less shame and start thinking maybe we didn’t really need a shed, and other things would come along and move the shed down the budget list. Like a new furnace. Or painting the house. Or two 10+ year old cars (really bad planning there). But then fall would come again, and my frustration would build again and why didn’t we get a shed last year?!
We (I) went back and forth quite a bit over this shed thing.
Finally, there came this spring a golden opportunity. I found a good shed guy on craigslist. There were no budgetary crises. The time was ripe!
May I present: The Shed.
I have so many pictures of this damn thing being built, I could make a flip book.
I was so excited when it was done, I suggested that we sleep out in it before we moved stuff in. And we did, on a 45 degree night. It was pine-y and wonderful.