Hubby finally has his Shed

Thursday 4th November

The weather was not being kind, but at least the wind had dropped, so shortly after breakfast, we donned our yellow outfits and got outside to set to work.
Tweaking the slabs wasn’t as bad as we thought and we’ve had a little shifty round in the garden with our other storage boxes often referred to as Man Cave and Mini Man Cave which is really a large foot locker, but both have done us proud over the years and will be kept anyway.

First order of the day was to get out the instructions and make sure we had everything we needed. It was damn heavy I can tell you and definitely a two man job to put together.
Everything was clearly marked and we sorted things out in order, identifying screws, brackets, gables and panels.

We were getting wet and cold, so came in for a break before we started the assembly process. The wind had also started to pick up and I was getting really fed up with the bad weather.
The kit was pretty straightforward to put together though as everything slotted together and was held together with screws, the holes for which had been pre-drilled.Β  To be honest, it was quite impressive and the diagrams were easy to follow too, especially as they gave you wrong way illustrations with an X and right way with a big tick.

We were doing really well and had got to the stage of putting on the gables when we had our first tilt. It didn’t line up and this was because just one ‘slot’ was out by a fraction.
I put the kettle on, noting the time was gone midday and we had been working for two hours. Lunch was going to be late again today. A coffee break would have to do for now.

We got the gables on using the biggest screws in the pack and after fitting the roof panels, had lunch just before 2, fish and beans for Hubby and a tomato pasta for me.
We’d come across another tilt in that two metal uprights that went inside didn’t fit in the base notches they were supposed to. This was because the uprights were a tad too fat, so Hubby notched them and they fitted perfectly.
I have never seen so many screws for a job. We had 120 of one size for the bulk of the kit and a variety of others for the roof, window (I fitted that!!!), door latch (real heavy duty stuff), and hinges.

We put the door together indoors as it was the only place that was flat. The last screws, door and latch were fitted by torchlight and we were finished by 6pm.
It had taken us all day but we refused to be beaten by the weather which finally stopped pissing us off and ceased raining around 3pm.
We stood back, gave a cheer and had a hug. We were exhausted.
We locked up, came indoors and put the kettle on, and that was when I cried.
Hubby finally had his shed.
Happy Birthday Love.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Hubby finally has his Shed

  1. Carol anne says:

    Woohoo! Good team work Di! I’m glad its up now! Hope hubby likes it! Xoxo

  2. Sadje says:

    It looks just great.

  3. Looks wonderful! Break out some treats!

  4. 247paulgray says:

    And I’m reckon he is pleased for you. xx

  5. Oh it’s BEAUTIFUL and looks like a professional did the job of putting it up for you guys (well TWO professionals did, now didn’t they??) Silly me. πŸ˜‰ Congratulations and do wish your hubby a very happy birthday if I a) missed it or b) when it rolls around! Wow!! πŸ‘πŸ» <–
    (the cheesiest examples of clapping hands I've ever seen, but the intention is there!) πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Melanie. His birthday is on Sunday and we’re out tomorrow so hopefully can buy some shelving units (can’t hang things on the walls because it’s plastic…… no maintenance!!……..) and replacement tools.

  6. murisopsis says:

    A beautiful little shed! I think you should congratulate yourselves and have a little party!!

  7. Liz says:

    Looks very nice and finally, he has that shed. Brilliant!

  8. Chel Owens says:

    Agreed. It’s lovely. I can believe the time it took as well because I just assembled a flat-pack shelf for the bathroom that took all afternoon. Perhaps it would’ve gone faster without three mistakes and one helpful toddler. πŸ™‚

  9. DIYwithkrish says:

    Your blogs are amazing πŸ‘πŸ˜
    Here’s mine pls do like share and follow if possible

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