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  sugarnspice005

Well, one project is under way...got part of my shed taken down. Let me explain a little bit...in my backyard there is "the shed", and then there was an add on to it. According to my neighbor, the lady I bought the house from, her son thought he was a master carpenter. The original shed was put up in the 70's, and it's solid. The addition this woman's son put on in '98, first mistake he made, putting on a roof, shingles, but no gutter. So, between the rain and the snow...moisture got in and under the shingles, and totally rotted away some of the plywood. I knew last summer I was on borrowed time with that portion of the shed. I could see the water marks, and I could see where it looked like the wood was bad. This past winter, really tore it up. First time I opened the door to get the lawn mower out, I saw more daylight inside the shed than I expected. I looked up and around and holy sh*t!! BIG holes where the plywood was just rotted away. So, yep, I knew that side of the shed was coming down, it wasn't even salvageable. So, Dad is over one weekend helping me replace my sliding screen door, and I started talking about the how the past winter tore up the shed and next thing I know..he's over there taking a look at it, telling me if we got so many sheets of plywood, some 2x4's, more shingles, gutter..etc, that it could be "saved". I looked at him and asked him just who is going to do all of that? Then I told him that I was just figuring tearing that part down, putting the door back where it originally was on the original part of the shed.

So, couple of weeks go by, not thinking anymore on the shed...I get home from work one day, let the dogs out, and glanced in the general direction of the shed...............................and it had shrunk! Ok, the part that was bad, was torn down and in a pile in my back yard. Yep, Dad got to thinking about it, and spent the day over at my house while I was at work tearing it down. He said the dogs were no help. Oh well. Just this past weekend, he was back out again, with my brother-in-law, and they loaded up all of the pile and took it to the local land fill. Then came back and my brother-in-law put the door back on. He's going to come out again later and help fix a broken floor board on the shed and rig me up a little "ramp" so I can get my lawnmower out and put back cause the original has a "step-up" of about 7 inches.

Now I just got to figure out how to get my kitchen floor worked on. I've been wanting to get it replaced since I bought the house, just haven't had the cash for that. I also want to get some hard wood flooring for my living room, it isn't really that big, 12x15. Yep, some day up the road.

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somnium

Jun 26 @ 8:10PM  
Now I just got to figure out how to get my kitchen floor worked on.

That's easy... apparently, all you have to do is 'casually' mention it to your dad and 'boom'- your dad and brother-in-law, will have it fixed by the time you get home from work one day! Daughters can get away with things like that- I know... I have one too!


onehornytoad69

Jun 26 @ 8:24PM  
Daughters can get away with things like that- I know... I have one too!
Amen!!!
If not...I maybe up your way in the near future.....I am applying for Machinist jobs up your way!!! Though I hate the Cold..and LONG friggin winters yall have!!!... I have gotta find sumfin SOON!
StraddleMyNose

Jun 26 @ 8:32PM  
That's easy... apparently, all you have to do is 'casually' mention it to your dad and 'boom'- your dad and brother-in-law, will have it fixed by the time you get home from work one day! Daughters can get away with things like that- I know... I have one too
That's about the truth!

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