Woodshed – Phase V (and now we’re done)

Hockey tournaments, trips to Vancouver, bad weather and, of course, work have all done their best to derail my attempts to complete this blasted woodshed.  With a four day weekend ahead of me, I was determined to put this thing to bed once and for all.  After visiting Black Creek Farm and Feed (yes, Home Depot doesn’t corner the market on all projects) where I picked up the 3×10 sheets of galvanized roof, I called up my trustee labourers, the Queen of Sheba and Manuel.  We unloaded the roofing sheets ($20 at BCFF versus $33 at Home Depot) and laid them out on the roof, anxiously double checking my measurements.  Thankfully they were accurate.

The Queen, as Manuel so aptly named her, perched upon Bob’s spring-loaded seat, barking out commands like a sergeant major at parade.  I spent most of my time perched upon a ladder, drilling roofing screws into panels of galvanized metal while Manuel arranged them from the ground.  Josée was busy cleaning up around the backyard and brought us a cup of tea as well – thanks, love!

We wrapped things up by stacking what little firewood we have left for this year and then standing back to admire our work.  The shed should hold 5-6 cords of wood once full and, judging by the rainfall we’re having tonight, is nice and dry.  I just have to tidy up a few loose ends and then figure out my rain-water collection system but that’ll be another day!

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One thought on “Woodshed – Phase V (and now we’re done)

  1. Estimado Ben,
    Tuve un gran tiempo ayudando a usted. Gracias por la oportunidad y buena suerte con todos los nuevos proyectos.
    El amor a ti,
    Manuel (papá)

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