Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Squash House Construction Company!

Mr. Squash and I have just completed our very first construction project! You might call it Squash House Two! Our day began with smiles and energy.... ...here I am in below in the backyard with all the parts laid out in order, sorting the different screws and gadgets into their own bins for easy identification. I poured through the instruction manual a few days before this. There were so many languages on each page that I had to take a yellow highlighter and highlight the English sections! Fortunately most of the pictures were fairly clear! I'm sure many of you have encountered pictures that appear to be in a "language" other than your own!
Here we are at the first stage - the floor! We leveled the ground as best we could. The fence you see is going to be replaced sometime this summer - a project we are happy to have someone else do!
Three sides are up! At this point Mr. Squash is beginning to think he may have to move in there!
Here is a not-so-flattering picture of me sliding in one of the roof panels!
Just when we were sure Mr. Squash would be taking up residence in the new building, we saw this hot air balloon fly over the neighbors house! It was uplifting in more ways than one!
And here is Mr. Squash in front of our finished garden shed! Arent' they both cute? It took us about 8 hours of very hard work - the smiles and energy were mostly depleted at the end, but the next day we were smiling again despite some very sore muscles! We think this is the beginning and end of our joint construction business!!

26 comments:

Stephanie said...

There are some projects Mr. Creations and I can NOT work on together. Looks like you had a beautiful day. Good thing your shed wasn't made by IKEA! Have you ever seen their directions and pictures? Oh boy...and lots of extra parts...sometimes so many you think you've forgotten a step. Congratulations on your finish.

Karen said...

Many, many years ago, we put together a similar type shed. Not fun! At least you had all the pieces to get it together!

Cindy said...

Not often one's first building project is A BUILDING !!!

Now, when you or Mr. Squash want to get away - you can go out your back door...LOL

Candace, have I ever expressed how much I always enjoy your stories and photos? You are such a lovely lady.

Stephanie said...

My husband and I built the exact same shed a couple of years ago. It was not too bad...kinda fun, actually. Well done!

Kaaren said...

I don't know who or which is "handsome-er", the shed or Mr. Squash? Hmmmmmm.

Please tell Bob that it would look much better about 6" to the right. *wink*

All kidding aside, it looks great. And the best feature...it's maintenance fee!

Darlene said...

I'm with Kaaren, tell him it needs to be moved just a smidge. LOL

Good job - looks fabulous.

Linda said...

Such a big job, my gosh eight hours. I think Mr Squash would have ended up with it wrapped around his ears if I were there after 4 hours. Maybe it needs to be closer to the fence line *wink*

PamKittyMorning said...

Good work! Jobs like that are tedious for sure.

Karen said...

I'm sure you'll be very thankful for your handiwork as the summer grows long!

Ulla said...

Well done, both of you! I love being Mr. K's little helper when he is building something. I couldn't help noticing it was you who read the instructions - all men seem to think they can do without.

AnnieO said...

That's one smart looking garden shed! Well worth the work for the benefits I hope. I like putting together stuff but that's a bigger project than most--you were brave to take it on. Enjoy!

Beth said...

Good job! My hubby and I have put together a lot of Ikea furniture together, but have butted heads a few times over the directions. He got a shed a while back but he had them install it, I think he prefers to stick to the Ikea stuff.

Libby said...

Looks great . . . but it seals the deal for us. We would like a shed, but we will get someone else to do the work for us *s*

Quilt Hollow said...

Still talking...congrats!! Hee!!

Carrie P. said...

Hey you two are great DIY people. Good job.
Is that for all your garden tools?
When we lived in another town about 45 mins from where we are now we used to see hot air balloons every fall. We have been to many rallies. It is so neat to watch them launch.
How are your elbows?

Julia said...

You and Dh did well Candace..when we do anything together it's hard work!

The shed looks great. enjoy..
Julia ♥

Kim said...

As long as no humans were injured in the making of this shed all is good. Tom and I are always taking on big projects, it's the small assembly jobs that get us in, ahem, a bit of a bind. I just HATE assembling things like this shed! The stories I could tell you...your's are far more fun though. :-D

Chris said...

Great job on the building. I am enjoying how you have taken to your new town. We have friends who live there and they have two hot air balloons! Maybe it was theirs you saw!

Time for a well deserved break for you and Mr. Squash?

Melanie said...

Oh well done Candace. I'm sure many divorce proceedings are started during construction projects. :-) I helped my Dad reconstruct a concrete panel one when I was little for some of the birds of prey. I was beginning to wonder if they tasted like chicken before we finished. LOL I had mutinous thoughts even as a kid.

The shed looks marvellous- give yourselves both pats on your back then head for a long soak in the bath. Well done!

Jackie said...

It looks like you and Mr. Squash work very well together. Greg and I don't. He's a bit on the slower side and I'm always in "get it done" mode. It's better if I leave him and check on him every now and then.

Mary said...

Whenever Dave and I work "together" on a project like that, I have learned to keep my mouth shut!

pratima said...

OMG! Candace... you guys have worked so hard... those pieces seem quite heavy. Congrats on your successful finish :)

Marie said...

Great job and the fact you did it together was so great and that your still talking. After all these years I am still learning to not be in such a hurry when working with hubby. Beautiful job,thanks for sharing. Hugs, Mamrie

Barbara said...

Great job.....now to fill it up!

Trisha said...

I love working on projects with my husband. I enjoy the interaction and the closeness.

Your shed looks great!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Candace, I love this post, me and Mr. Calamity couldn't open a business together. I think ya did a great job in 8 hours.