We like to take our time around here. This is most evident in our shed building process. We started this thing back in 2012 and have yet to finish it. What can ya do? Life gets crazy sometimes and you just have to get things done when you can. Nathan and his dad have done nearly all of the work on the shed by themselves, with the exception of friends helping here and there. We’ve saved quite a bit of money doing it this way and have been able to pay for supplies as we go.
December 2014- Getting the trusses set up.
December 2014- Two hammers are better than one.
Nathan got the majority of the siding on in winter/spring of 2016. We finally got to start focusing on the floor this past year. We had hoped to have the concrete poured by the end of summer in 2016, but it just didn’t happen. We had a pretty busy summer last year & finally had time to work on the floor by fall.
Nathan got all the plumbing roughed in & the gravel compacted.
We got the insulation laid in preparation for the floor heat piping.
Jetson was a big help.
September 2017 – Tubing for the floor heat.
The weather held out for us and we were able to get the concrete poured by mid-October. It was such a relief to get this done! Nathan was so happy he just stood and stared at it for hours. We can finally have the shed party we’ve been talking about for years!
We’re Building A Shed: Part 3 up next. Hopefully, sooner than later. 😉
Resolution is defined as a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
The new year always presents this idea. To a lot of people, the new year is a gateway to a fresh start. It’s a way to put the past behind us and move forward in a better and (hopefully) more positive direction. I can’t deny that I too am intrigued by the idea of ‘starting over’ with each new year. There are always things about myself I’d like to improve upon. While this is true, I try not to go too overboard with any resolutions I make. Sometimes the smallest changes can have the most impact.
I know we’re already halfway through January, but I thought I’d share some of my resolutions here to hopefully help hold myself accountable. I’m also sharing some recent pics of the pack and I enjoying one of our first snowy days of the winter.
- Don’t let the actions of negative/toxic people affect my mood. This is a big one for me. I’ve started countless days in a great mood only to realize someone around me has completely ruined it with their negative behavior. Realizing that I am in control of my own thoughts, feelings and how I react to the people that surround me is something I have been consciously working on.
- Taking time to enjoy the day instead of rushing through it. I always find myself starting my days with a to do list & then spending my days with the constant urge to cross things off of that list. While it is nice to get things done, not everything needs to be done as soon as possible. There are many more important things that happen day to day that should be enjoyed. I owe a lot of this feeling to Izzy. ❤ ❤ ❤
- Spend more time with family. There is really no need to explain this one. Family is everything to me. Time is precious.
- Devote more time to myself. I’d like to spend more time doing things that I enjoy; things that make me feel good about myself. Yoga is one of the more recent things I’ve discovered that I really enjoy. My overall mood has improved since I began taking early morning hot yoga classes. I never expected to love it so much. I’m not a morning person, but after becoming aware of how much better I feel if I get up and take some time out for myself, I’m slowly becoming one.
Happy New Year.
~ Lacey ~
It seems like we’ve always got some sort of project we’re working on out here. While most of them are somewhat small, like planning the garden or chopping wood for the woodstove, we have one big one we’ve been working on for a few years now. We’re in the process of building a shed.
I guess most people assume when I say shed I mean a small storage area like where you would keep your lawnmower & yard tools; but this isn’t exactly the case. Our shed is quite a big larger.
We started the building process back in January of 2012. We haven’t hired any help except when pouring the footings. Nathan and his dad are basically doing all of the work. A lot of our friends have come out to help too which has been great. Nathan has some hard working buddies who don’t mind trading labor for some beer and/or whiskey.
Here are some photos from the beginning of the process. Not much other than clearing out the building site got done in 2012. We started digging the footings out the following year. Here are a few photos from that process.
Future site for the shed. Jan 2012