Wondering about wild grapes

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wondering about the heat and the shed.

This is not a good combination, trying to do outside work when the temperature is around the century mark and the humidity is approaching it.  I unloaded and carried the cement blocks over to the tentative location of my new lawn tractor shed, got the large package unwrapped, and found the instruction/parts list information.  It seems that a lot of “extra” stuff needs to be purchased to complete the shed.  The floor framing needs doubled if you are going to put any weight on it at all, and flooring, other than the week framing, there is no floor panels supplied.  In fact, there is nothing to cover the roof panels and shingles will have to be purchased.  I am going to slow down and completely read the information that came with the shed kit and make a complete list of what all I may need.  My son offered the use of his truck if I need it to bring some bulky stuff home that may not fit in my Jeep Liberty.  Now, the only thing that is missing is for me to find enough energy to work on it.  Those panels are quite heavy and I seem to be a lot weaker now that I am getting a little older.  Now, I didn’t say I was old, so don’t take it the wrong way.  I will not be 70 until my next birthday and that is about a half a year away.  Sixbears offered to come and help but traveling would take up all his time.  I guess his private jet is grounded for repairs or something.  Right, Sixbears?  But like he mentioned in the comments yesterday, it is only a 4000 mile round trip.  You all have great day now, you hear?

23 comments:

  1. Private Jet? My kite has a broken string.

    The problem with travel is that you make friends with people who are so far away. Oh well, better than not making friends at all.

    Pace yourself Dizzy.

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  2. I am sure glad you did travel to Texas and I got to meet with you. We had a great time and enjoyed you, your wife, and pup. I will pace myself. I like to lay on the couch (grin).

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  3. Consider a concrete block perimeter beam to set the shed on and use concrete patio stones for the floor. It worked well for me years ago.

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  4. I think I will just put this project on my "to do" list. That will give me time to think about it.

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  5. Didn't it show all this before you bought it? What you would need? My bro B built mine and i just put pallets down for the floor. Worked just fine. BUT, no big mower to put in there.

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  6. Not being one to tell someone else how to put a shed together, but the first thing is a foundation to build the shed on....level and square. Shed kits don't come with floors that would withstand the weight of a great big ol' tractor. Ya gots to build one....out of 2x6's on 16 inches center and 3/4 inches plywood....set in 8x8x16 blocks. Little 1 inches walk'n blocks is ask'n for troubles down the road a piece. Ya wants I should hook up "that jeep" an' heads that way? I could be there in bout a month or so.

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  7. Trouble, No, unless it was in the fine print. They had the sheds set up in the parking lot and you went in the store and told them which one you wanted, paid for it, and they shipped it a few days later. Didn't know what all else I needed.

    BB, yep I know what I should but the question is will I do it the right or the easy way. It will probably be a couple of months until get off the couch and get started building it, so your timing could be just perfect.

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  8. Putting that on the "to do list" gives you a great chance to contemplate. Contemplation of projects is very good. I've had some projects on my "to do list" for several years, and some I'm still contemplatin':)) Found a pretty old "to do list" just awhile back, and it's amazing, but there were still several items from that list that were on my current "to do list". I'd say that works well.

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  9. Russ, did you add them to the top or bottom of the current "to do" list? Or just figure if it hasn't been done by now it don't need done.

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  10. I don't have any building skills to speak of. I would have just bought one of those Tuff Sheds that they come and build in your property in one day.

    As a matter of fact that is exactly what I did twenty years ago and it is still going strong. Made it through hurricane Ike with no problem. Good luck with the project.

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  11. I could probably help with the couch part of the project!

    Might be a good idea to break the project down into parts and tackle one part at a time!

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  12. MsBelinda, that is exactly what I should have done.

    HJ, Don't need any help with the couch part. Yes, I agree. Think I ought to start with the bottom support instead of the roof, right?

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  13. Aw heck DD, just get a tarp....

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  14. I just hate it that you have to assemble just about anything you buy these days. I don't do assembly very well though, so maybe it doesn't bother others as much as it does me.

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  15. Trouble, got a couple of them and one is over the bundle of stuff to build the shed out of and the other is over the lawn tractor.

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  16. Gypsy, I would prefer to get things ready to use but sometimes the cost doesn't justify it.

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  17. Well if you're going to provide a landing strip for Sixbears, I could use it too. Will just pack up a lunchbox and a thermos of coffee. See you when I get there...

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  18. TFT, no, no landing strip - too many trees. You guys will have to parchute in, but you all are welcome.

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    1. TFT, now that I am older, I get it, too.

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  19. Do not let your mind get synchronized with your body.

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  20. Now if you can get your body synchronized with your mind thats a different thing!

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  21. Ted, Now that is some great advice. Thanks.

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