Thursday, July 18, 2013

Shed roof finished, now what?

We finished the shed roof and we are very pleased with the end result. I will start scrapping paint off the shed as soon as the heat wave retreats.  The heat is so stifling that it is hard to concentrate on what you are doing and add to that the MOSQUITOES......they are huge and mean.  I had one bite me on my upper arm and it left a bruise.

Between the heat and the rain, you can almost hear the grass grow.  It takes us an entire day to mow our property but we usually stretch it out to 2 partial days.  BUT lately we have had to mow twice a week so that leaves very little time to get anything else done.

We did build a trellis like structure to hold the fireplace logs in place.  It was fabricated out of scrap lumber that we had leftover so it was a freebie project.  Our plan is to move all the logs to the north side of the barn and store them under the loft portion of the deck.  Currently we have wood on the north and east side of the barn.

What's up next?????  Almost all of our projects require cooler/drier weather like removing the chimney that serviced the original furnace.  Removing this chimney will give us added space in the laundry room, eliminate an area that could possibly leak in the future, will give us space in the basement to install a tankless water heater, and make it possible to move the furnaces and ducts to install the wide pleated filters instead of the current thin pleated filters.

We also need to fix and paint the front door now that the new gutters keep the majority of the rain off the door.  The front door has taken a beating from the rain and sun.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that we can somehow fix it without taking it off the hinges.  The door is 3 inches thick and 40 inches wide and very very heavy.

Between the two deer and the bunnies.....we have harvested just 2 radishes from our garden.  The deer are getting bold and walking right into the yard during the day.  They just walk along taking a bite out of this plant and that plant.  The plants that they don't nibble on are trampled. This is the first year that we have had apples and plums.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the heat doesn't make them drop all their fruit before they ripen.

As you can see, I haven't added any photos.  I can't find my camera cord....well, I probably could but it's too hot to look.