This was the largest thing I ever erected, and it took longer than I have worked on anything since I converted the Hot Rod to a manual transaxle. My Darling Wife and I put up a shed in the back yard today. Well, yesterday and into the wee hours of today. The shed is just a hair smaller than my room at my Dad’s house when I was in high school. It is about 200lbs of stamped sheet steel, and maybe that much again in lumber under the shed for a foundation. Three trips to the store, total (one to buy it last week, two today for “hey I also need…”) and we probably put 25 man-hours on it, total, and that’s not counting the “help” from two- and four-year-old sons.
The forecast was wind and rain. I prayed and the rain held off until the roof was finished. The wind was more of a breeze. The really heavy rain held off until the doors were leaned up in place to keep it out. Now at 01:00 the next day it’s done except for the interior flooring, and my toenails hurt (?!) and it’s bed time. Thanks Jesus everyone is okay, #1 did a good job watching the rest of the Zoo, and DW and I only got a minor nick each on one hand. If I hadn’t worn gloves, the day would have been over almost before it started due to a trip to the emergency room, because one glove took a nasty gash to the palm.