Last weekend, having spent several weeks engrossed in the Olympics, traveling to see the Canucks play Ottawa and Detroit and dodging the odd monsoon, I decided that I needed to get stuck back into the woodshed project. There wasn’t that much to do but it just seemed like a few weeks flew by with me spending more time glued to the latest Olympic story instead of cutting boards and screwing screws.
I worked a bunch of extra time last week so that I could ask the boss for Friday afternoon off; no paid vacation days in this job! The main project was to get the roof laid out and the braces for the firewood stacks attached. Dad and I had to pick up a few materials then, under the careful eye of Forewoman Davies (aka Mum), we laid out the trusses and tightened it all up. A few measuring errors later, we had a pretty good roof constructed. The last steps now are to add the strapping and roofing material, a task that should only take an hour – if I can ever get to it!