Monday, March 15, 2010
Ever since we moved to the country my husband has wanted to build a shop. A place where he can work on cars and keep all his tools and things. However, not long after we moved, I got chickens, so he had to build them a coop. Then, later they had to have a bigger run, so he built that. Next, I got banties and they needed a separate coop, so he built that. I guess you can see where I'm going with this, lol! Ever since we moved, he has been doing things for me, instead of for himself.
This year he decided it was time to build his shop. Now, we don't have very much money, so we're having to build it using as little money as possible. He found some used wood and trusses that were from old turkey barns. That was a lot cheaper than buying new. We could never have afforded that!
My husband has had me busy the past couple of weekends helping. I am SO not cut out for manual labor, lol! But, I've been pulling old nails out of the wood, holding ladders, and doing anything else I can to help him. He said that's been a great help to him, even though it doesn't seem like I'm doing a lot. I've also helped him put up the 4x6 poles for the frame of the shop. Boy were they heavy!
We were very thankful to have the help of his Uncle Ike. He helped to make sure the building was square and helped to lift the trusses with his bobcat. They are extremely heavy. It took me, my husband, and our son to flip them over just so we could get the nails out. Now it's starting to look like a real building.
I'll post more on the progress of the shop later.