17|52 It’s A Story of a Lovely Shed… (April 22-28, 2012)
Wednesday I got to spend a portion of my afternoon with my great, great grandfather Keithley’s great grandson and his great, great, granddaughter! It’s all about seredipity sometimes. I suspect my great, great grandfather never imagined that his descendants would meet for the first time 101 years after his death. I love to think that my descendants would do that!
Keith and I took Friday off and went to our lake place and continued our work there. I started by doing some yard work and barely noticed a snake that seemed to blend quite well among the leaves. I told Keith about it and he asked me if I killed it. I said I didn’t know if it was a bad kind or not. He said if it was moving it was the bad kind and he killed it. We know there are more around there so we just have to be aware as we reach for things.
One of the next projects we decided to tackle was to take down the very creepy, delapidated shed in the back yard. It has the old well in it with electricity going to it. The first thing Keith had to do was make sure all the electricity to it was totally disconnected and that took him some time because whoever did it was not an electrician and was quite ‘creative’.
After Keith got all the electricity disconnected he wrapped a big chain around the shed and attached the chain to the truck. Then, using the truck, we pull it down and drug it into a clearing. The next day we burned it and it was an impressive fire for a half hour or so. I took quite a few pictures and am sharing some of those in the sequence and I think they are fairly self-explanatory.
You might think that was enough work but we also did quite a bit of yard work, steam cleaned portions of the living room and den and cleaned out the garage. Cleaning the garage resulted in a full truck load of trash we took to the dump, another truck load of items we donated to Goodwill, and gave away our old chest-style freezer. The guy said he was going to bury the freezer and use it as a place to store worms. Whatever, we’re just glad it is gone.
The top is the before picture of the garage and the bottom is as we left it Sunday. We still have some sorting of things to do but those can be a rainy day project.
By the time Sunday evening rolled around, we were quite glad to be home to rest. It feels so good knowing all that work is behind us now.