Aviary~ N: A large cage, building, or eclosure for birds.
I guess that'll work until I can come up with something better
Since Scott let the cat out of the bag... this is the "build thread" on my 16'x24' shed/shop.
To give you a little back story on this: When the wife and I went house shopping, roughly 14 years ago, I had one requirement (in two parts). I wanted a garage, or I wanted car access to the backyard so I could build a garage. She had one requirement also. She wanted to be close to her family. The house we bought (the one we're in) Is around the block from her parents. One brother lives on the same block as us (at the other end), one brother lives two blocks over, one brother lives about a mile away, and the last brother was living with her/his parents at the time. Me? I got hosed. No garage, and no car sized access to the backyard. Sooo... I've been grumbling about a shop in the backyard for several years now. We'd been stashing money away for it, but with kids and school and bills and etc. it's been slow going until recently.
Basically this started really moving along back in April when my wife, the wonderful person she is, took all her tax season overtime money and put it with the meager amount of money we had set aside, to finish off the amount needed (guesstimated) to build the shop.
But due to a series of second opinions on how to do it, scheduling conflicts with getting a tree removed, getting mud delivered, and bad weather (including a Hurricane), I've basically been staring at grade stakes for about six months. Things started to come together about two weeks before Barber, but since I was on vacation last week (because of Barber) it's seen alot more progress than ever before.
This where it began...
After the tree removal...
After kennel was moved and yard was shot for grade...
I had 12yds of mud delivered to fill the pit where the tree was, as well as bring other parts of the yard up to grade. I thought I took a pic of this, but apparently not (or I accidently deleted it).
Which brings us to Scotts pic...
This is me, almost finished grading, leveling, and squaring the foundation for the shop. This is a slow tedious process. And it plays hell with ones lower back, hamstrings, and fingers
. I'll get an actual "progress pic" in a day or two when I'm done.
This pretty much brings it "up to speed". Hopefully it won't be another 6 months before it's finished
, but stay tuned for more updates