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!