It was the best of times, it was the worst of times........
steveTu Posts: 2,651
edited September 2021 in The potting shed
A bittersweet thread - pain and pleasure, reason to be cheerful and curmudgeonly.
The shed had to go. It had been up since 2008 and was hardly used - my wife used it in the last years for her arty-crafty stuff, but apart from that it stood empty. But, it's going to a good home. My niece is taking it, and its her husband in the shots. Started on Saturday - the shingles posed an unexpected issue and then a couple of the top logs were 'invisibly' nailed which was a pain. Hoped to do it in a day, but the roof took too long - so reconvened on Sunday praying the rain would hold off. Literally started spitting as we started, then turned into full blown rain - then as we finished (about midday) and my niece's husband went home, the rain stopped. Sod's law.
Sad to see it go, as it held so many memories of my wife, but glad as it would have just deteriorated and fallen apart anyway - and at least someone will be using it.
UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
heres what they’re using for housing in Cornwall!
In photo 2 is he saying, “Hello. Is that the Acme Demolition Company?”
It is satisfying when something can be given a new lease of life. My wife did a lot of caring for our elderly neighbour and, when she died, the nephew who inherited the property gave us the garden summer house as a thank you.
We scarcely use it - it’s too far up the garden - but, re-painted it sits well in its setting and masks the builders’ yard behind.
its just behind the tall paler green acer!