Phew! What a great feeling to have planned something for months, and then completed it in a very short time window.
We were planning our shed build for 6 months last year, with the plan to put it up with the help of my uncle, Phil Obst, the week between Christmas and New years and the first week of January.
This was the time we were home in the Riverland visiting my family and friends.
During this time Claire also needed to fly back to Canberra for 3 days nursing work as she couldn’t get anymore time off in leave since she only started her job in September.
Want to see some pictures? Thought you’d never ask! 🙂
Here’s a few pics, then I’ll share some of the adventure afterwards.
Just trying a new way to show the photos!
My intention is to show how we started with nothing (the big one at the start) and then it gradually took shape over the 7 days that Uncle Phil and I worked on it.
The weather was suitably hot for that time of year in the Riverland, although no 40+ degree days while we were working on it, thank you God!
There were a couple close ones though, but also some cool changes which were very welcome.
I certainly learnt a heap working with Uncle Phil who could put up a shed easily in his sleep. He’s been doing it for 30 years and this shed was SMALL compared to the ones he usually puts up.
From boring the holes, to laser leveling the posts, to raising the back wall, using the hyraplat, crane, tekscrewing on the wall sheeting and roofing, concreting the holes etc it was non stop flat out.
But what a sense of achievement.
It was very very helpful being able to leave the kids with family to look after too – Caleb had almost a week with Grandma and Grandpa (my mum and dad) on the farm, and Abbie and Daniel stayed at my sisters and brother-in-laws place in Waikerie with their cousins. They also got to attend Vacswim Royal Life Saving Society swimming lessons at Waikerie Pool.
So putting up the shed chapter closes, and the next chapter beckons – getting a concrete floor in it and moving over!