Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A few backyard projects thus far...

Oh how I wish projects around here could move along a lot quicker than they are. Unfortunately that is just not the case. As I try to come to terms with the fact that this house is one never ending project, I am here to report on the few we have finished.

First up the play set.
As Nick and I were debating what to get the kids for Christmas I threw out the idea to buy them a small slide or play house of some sort. You know the plastic Fisher Price variety. However Nick had much larger plans in mind, so he took that idea and ran with it. I have to admit it started to stress me out and whenever he would talk about it my eyes would glaze over. I tried to talk him out of it multiple times, but in the end he pulled it off and the kids and myself could not be more happy about it.

                                 


Next, the shed.
We poured the cement pad for this shed last May then shortly after Nick had me out in the backyard helping him stand up the walls and getting it ready for trusses. Then it sat. For 8 months. Not a single thing was done until last month when we finally stopped stalling and started doing. Within the next few weeks the trusses were up and the entire thing was sheet-ed with plywood. Soon the door was on. We even added an awning on the side to be able to work on future building projects out side. Now we need to lath(the process of putting paper and wire up before stucco), finish the roof with metal sheeting, add insulation and drywall to the interior and stucco the entire thing. We are so close and yet here it is almost an entire year later and it's still not done. Soon. Soon.

                              


When I look around all I see are things that need to be done, it's frustrating. I really need to stop. Stop being so negative. I love this little house with all it's charm. The street we live on with all it's trees and wonderful neighbors. But, man it's exhausting fixing up a house.