Saturday, September 10, 2016

Around Our House

I've always loved cats. The only cat David has ever lived with was our cat Max, who was anything but nice. You pet him the wrong way and he'd bit you. He'd attack you out of no where. He wasn't the most loveable cat, but we loved him just the same. We haven't had a cat in about 6 years, so my kids have never really known or remembered having a cat around. Rio is such a character and a really great cat. David tells me some funny story about what Rio did that morning almost every day when I wake up. David shuts the bedroom door when he gets up in the morning, and all I need to do is get up, go to the bathroom and I see his little paws reaching for me under the door.

I love watching everyone become cat people.

A big project that we've been putting off is moving our shed.  When we put it up, we didn't level it, just put it on the rocks and put some 2x4's where needed.  Well, now, they've swelled up and are rotted and the floor was never level in the shed.

So, we bought pavers and decided to move the shed onto those. David had the good idea to put the pavers behind the shed and just move it onto the pavers.  This way, we only move it once.  Genius.  So, that's what we did.  He got it cleared of rock this morning.  

Together, we got the pavers laid.  I went through with a little rake and got each square foot as flat as I could.  He came along behind me placing each paver.  We wanted it done right, but it didn't need to be perfection.  It was only holding a shed.  So, we didn't bother with sand or anything to make everything level.  Compared to what it was before, it was 100% better.

David got the last one in place.  

We emptied the shed and borrowed some techniques from the Alaskan Bush People.  We used some old round tree steaks as rollers and rolled the shed onto the pavers.  It worked perfectly!  Four good pushes and it was in place!

And just like that, a project that we've put off for about two years is done!  David hosed out the shed and moved everything back in.  He also hung over the side of the roof and sprayed a hornets nest.  It was a productive day!  


Linda said...

Great work on the shed! :) Your cat Rio seems so sweet and fun.
Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

You guys really got to work on the shed and voila it was done. When David told me you were going to do it, I thought it might take a few days for sure.
Love the picture of everyone loving on Rio..
Hope the upcoming week is a good one for all.

Piper AndTheKids said...

We have a shed we need to move and after six months, it is still sitting there :p It won't be hard to move, my husband just doesn't want to empty it back out to move it LOL