Last year, I wrote about the roof that we had built over our deck.
Let’s sum it up. Our deck went from being a space that we never used to an amazing place we love.
But of course, as you fix up one thing, you see nothing but things that need to be fixed around you.
So as you can see, beautiful roof with a nice area to relax and below unorganized chaos with sharp jaggedy concrete slabs.
It wasn’t super high on my priority list to get it taken care of, though. But for Matt, he really wanted a place to store his stuff instead of our overstuffed garage.
What took nearly a month to complete is finally done. Let’s go back, shall we?
It was surprisingly not so bad keeping the kids away because they knew every day after the workers left, they’d get to go have a supervised inspection of the work being done.
And guys, a cement truck came. The kids were, well, this is how they were about it:
DO YOU SEE THAT?
What you’re seeing is not a mirage. It is clean, orderly, not a death trap laced with mud.
And before I knew it, it was done.
So I immediately did what it is that girls do when manly projects are finished: I decorated.
The couch that Matt and I built without killing each other fit perfectly.
So it’s a shed, built under our second deck. It has been waterproofed and it comes complete with a window. For the men, yes, it’s got a cinder block base and a french drain.
When Matt decided he needed the shed, I made one request, that I have a separate place to put the trash and recycle bins.
Which is really great, because now I have a new time out spot for the kids.
Matt has a shed. He’s still in the transition phase of putting stuff in it, but it’s already pretty much at capacity. This, however, has forced me to clean out a bunch of stuff. I found that we had two sandboxes, so I gave one to a friend. We had tons of toys that the kids never ever used and so many other random things we’ll never use again that will be going to either Goodwill or to the yard sale my MIL is having in the next few weeks. (I mean, an upright steamer? Anyone need a garment steamer?) So it’s an all over feel good thing.
Tomorrow a new contractor, Don, will be at the house to start taking walls down in preparation for the Great Laundry Room Move of 2013. That should be a fun time of keeping the kids away, you know, since it’s Luca and Mae’s wall that’s coming down in the process.
I’m claiming Facebook as my stress outlet. Sorry in advance. (First world problems.)
So in two or three weeks, expect a new before and after post.