Winter is coming - and it’s coming soon. With recent morning temps well below freezing, it’s been a mad rush for us (and many others) to complete all the chores that need to be done before the snow flies.
This morning I woke to 15F. The only leaves left on the trees are the few that haven’t let go yet. Other than that, the trees are bare. It’s a little sad to say goodbye to another spring/summer/fall and prepare for winter again.
A SHED FOR STEVE
The one major project that Steve wanted completed before the snow flies, is a new storage shed. We both did a lot of research on sheds and the options available. First, we checked out the shed kits available through Home Depot and Lowes. Priced at about $1100 (for the size we wanted), we’d have to build it ourselves. The kits also didn’t come with floor lumber, roof shingles, or a ramp for ease of loading equipment, etc.
While we’re not inept at construction projects, Steve and I do not work well together when it comes to things like this. We both have strong personalities, and our way is the best way. *grin* Also, with Steve’s work schedule, there really wasn’t going to be much time to tackle such an extensive project. But another deciding factor against purchasing a build-it-yourself shed kit, was the poor quality of lumber included in most of the kits we saw.
So, despite the added cost, we decided to hire Great Northern Sheds to build a shed for us. We are quite pleased with the work they did, the quality of the lumber they used, their attention to detail, and their swiftness in building the structure. The shed was up in a day and a half.
I took a scrap piece of house siding to Home Depot to match the paint for the shed to the house. I decided to try the new Behr Primer & Paint in one. It’s pricier than buying paint and primer separately, but saved me the priming step - which I was quite thankful for. The shed was up by 11am on the second day, and I had roller in hand immediately. By the time Steve got home from work, all that was left to paint was some of the higher trim. He was so surprised to see how much I had done!