We made such a good start on the shed back in April. We cut all the pieces of wood, color coded them for which wall they were destined for, bought materials and got them all stacked and ready.
And then Richard walked into some 2x4s and got himself a concussion. He cracked himself hard enough to bruise himself behind the ear and then claimed he was fine and ended up in a post-concussion syndrome. For weeks. Unsurprisingly, someone who is an aerospace engineer on a normal day and is designing and project managing a whole house build on the side isn’t very good at resting his brain.
And then we got all ready to move on to the next steps with all the heavy machinery and we got an unseasonable 4 feet of late May snow. We’re pretty hardy people, but operating heavy machinery in the snow is just unsafe.
But now, as June rolls to an end, the foundation is dug and ready to set up the FoxBlocks and get ready to pour the concrete. The temp road for the well diggers is ready. The septic has all it’s components and is ready for inspection and burying.
And now, as June rolls to an end, we have one month left in our rental before we need a place to live. So. It’s time to finish the shed.
With all the wood cut and tagged, it was easy to put the walls together with a friends for extra hands and remember how it all came together.
After the snow and time that has elapsed, the wood is more warped and getting square walls to behave like squares has become difficult.
Nonetheless, we have the plywood roof on! Ready for the felt roof protection and shingles.
We needed to trim some odd pieces off to fix the cosmetic not-perfectly-squareness. It hurts our perfectionism but doesn’t effect the end stability and waterproofness. As the date to move out of Denver approaches, done is going to be far better than perfect.