Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Shed has Nine Legs.... I've Counted Them!
Mice have four legs. Rats have four legs. Cats have four legs. Sheds have nine legs... I've counted them!
I don't know how it will run, or even walk! Honestly it is bad enough with four legs, trying to get them to move in the right order. I feel sorry for the shed really, it just stands in one spot all day under the trees, and the rain keeps falling down. I do hope that it doesn't start to sneeze, or catch pneumonia, or something worse!
They say that the shed is finished now, outside anyway.
At the end of some days, when it was dark... and he still was hammering nails, I did have my doubts that it would ever be finished. There were moments too, when things seemed to go really wrong.
I know that one is not supposed to laugh... but, the funniest was when I saw him try to get on the roof to put the nails in, and the new, very thin roofing iron would not take his weight... not even half his weight..., and the metal started to crumple like an aluminium can! Now that was funny.., well, I thought so, but I am used to roofs and climbing trees, and I don't weigh as much as he does.
And there was a time when some of the timber just would not fit....
He changed things a lot, particularly the roof structure, but now it is done, and they seem proud of it.
I saw them sitting in it this evening, sharing a small glass of port, whilst outside the rain was pouring down. They are very pleased that there are no leaks.
They assure me that the shed will be insulated and lined, and that he will make some windows in a little while when the timber has dried out some more.
If it stops raining tomorrow, there is talk of them building something else..., what it is, we will just have to see, but there was a fresh pile of timber in the drive today!
I know that he is also busy making tiles... I think that he will write something about them soon. He did unload some test tiles from the kiln yesterday morning, and had some interesting results.
Anyway, I had better sign off now, and go hunting for some rats and mice!
Best Wishes from Ginger.
(Photos by Laura and Peter... text by Ginger the Cat!)