Random Acts of Living

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Here! It's HERE!!

Do you remember the area in my yard marked off with yellow string? Well at 7am this morning there was a knock on my front door and outside were two carpenters from All Size Sheds with their trucks and trailers filled with lumber and tools asking for directions as to where to get to work. I directed them out back and showed them the marked off area then went back inside to get my camera.
They didn't take long at all to get plugged in and start sawing and constructing.
A couple hours later I went back out to document their progress. They were wasting no time.
A few more hours and it was really taking shape.
Here the rafters are up...
...and the windows are in.
Below the roof is on and they're getting ready to shingle.
It struck me that from the backside of the property the shed looks nearly as big as the house. So I walked back across the alley to get a picture of this perspective...
...on the way back I stepped in a very deep hole that was overgrown with grass and landed on my knee. Now my knee is swollen and very sore.
By 4:30pm the carpenters were finished, packed up and gone.
The picture below is looking in the open door from in front of the shed.
This is looking to the front from the far back corner. There is storage areas all around the top inside. Now we just have to finish with wiring and insulation and run power out to it. Then I can start moving my craft supplies out.
I'm planning on having my son put in a back door on the side where the showerhouse is.
Now some pictures of the lily that bloomed today. It rained lightly as the carpenters were finishing up, but nothing that really was a problem.
Another shot with the rain droplets all over it.
This little guy was hopping around the front yard as I was heading inside. I was trying to get a closer picture and he hopped on up on my old cultivator.
And this must be the little one's parent because it was awful upset about me being so close.
He swooped at me several times but didn't get really close like you see that bird on TV do.
Can't wait to get started on my crafts, but I've got lots of work to do (and a bum knee) till I get to that point.


Michelle Johnson said...

Oh, how exciting that you have a new home for your crafting. It looks really nice. I'm sorry you hurt your knee. Hope it feels better soon. Love those bird shots. Good to hear that she didn't swoop to close. Have a great night. And, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bob Johnson said...

Woo Hoo, too cool, it is always neat to have your own little place to do your thing, and it looks fab.

Great lily shots as well.

Moonshadow said...

Michelle & Bob - It's been my dream for years to have my own little Arts/crafts Studio. Somewhere that I can start a project and not have to put it up to do everyday things. Have to finish up the walls and wiring before I can even start moving things in. Lots to do. :)

Anita said...

How cool is that!?
I'd love that... I'd also love to have a yard that big... lol

Kathy said...

They did that in one day? I'm very impressed. It looks so nice. I would love to have a little "writing shed" out in the back yard. My dream is to have a little place to call my own and write in peace and quiet. Probably never come, but it's nice to think about it.

Hope the knee feels better soon. Ice pack, stay off it, you know the drill.

Moonshadow said...

Anita - when I get it all set up you'll have to make a road trip for a crafting vacation! :)

Kathy - Yep, one day. So why don't you build you a little writing studio? There's tons of options in our area, some look like cute little log cabins. If you want to save money, repurpose material and get really creative you could look into pallet sheds, you can get pallets for free.

The knees healing nicely, still have one area that's still puffy.

Peter said...

Hi! It looks great and has a lot more character than the colorbond sheds we get around here. The barn roof is a top idea and I can't wait to see your shingle hanging on the outside. Perhaps you can call it the "Broken Knee Arts & Crafts Centre". Look after that knee of yours and get well soon.

Take Care,

Moonshadow said...

Peter - You have such a quick wit. I'll be posting progress.

Kansas A said...

Wow that shed is HUGE! :)

Moonshadow said...

Kansas - I've got lots of stuff to put in it as soon as we the wiring and insulating done. :)