Friday, October 30, 2015

Party time tomorrow.   Been busy getting prepared.   Lots of food and wine and a few laughs with good company.   It's quite a warm day for this time of year, +14C.  Quite a wind though but a warm one.   The leaves are flying off the trees.  I walked over by the stream and saw that the ground was covered.   The sweet smell coming up from the earth and leaves was heavenly.

I talked about the new shed in the last post but didn't put a picture on so here it is....10 ft. X 10 ft, and 8 ft high.   Hoping it will survive the winter with the great amount of snow that we usually have.

Once this weekend is over I have work to do ie:  check around the outside of the house to make sure it's secured for the winter.  Split some wood if I get a day with temperatures above +5C.   The splitter  won't work if it's below that.   Also want to paint the living room.   I have everything at the ready I just have to be in the right mood.  

That's about it for now.  There's work to be done!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Shed.

So, I bought one of those sheds in a box!!    Because it was on sale and because I'd have a reasonably dry place to store the lawn mower, garden furniture, pots, ornamental stuff, saws, tools, shovels, etc. etc.   It's 10 feet X 10 feet, so a good size.   The only place I saw that was fairly level and sort of out of the way was a place that gets a wee bit wet in spring.   Had the fellow who was going to erect it come have a look and he said he could build a platform so it would be off the ground.   Good enough!!  He told me how much wood I'd need and nails too so I go to the hardware store.   It cost just over two hundred dollars for that lot!  It took him all day yesterday, with some cursing and swearing from time to time, to build the floor and erect the shed.   I have to smile because I could understand his frustration. .  

Four o'clock this morning I started taking a load of stuff out of the storage area in the house to get these aluminum shelves down and out to the new shed.   Well......four and a half hours later, back in pain and more than one expletive coming from me I start hauling the shelving out through one room, through the kitchen and out the back door.   I just get it down the steps with it when the rain starts coming down.  I'll tell you, I haven't sworn so much at one given time, ever.   So, I unzip the door to the shed and it's suppose to be rolled up then tied at the top.   One person can not do this....I am incensed at this point.   Calling the shed one nasty thing after another.   After many tries, I finally got some clothes pins and pinned it up.   I have two rooms full of stuff, tools, drills, saws and on and on that I have to wait til it stops raining to bring out and store in the shed.   I figure it will take me days to get it all done with what's in the garden to be put away as well.

Well, it finally stopped raining and I continued on with the job at hand.  I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.   Finally got it all done and that night I relaxed with a glass of wine.   The frustration is over with and I'm now pleased with the shed.   I try to do too much at one time, that's my problem.  lol

I don't know how long it's going to last especially because of our harsh winters and one must not forget the cats.....with claws........