Do you have a “to do” on your list that just keeps getting put off? Well for me that mission was to clear out the garage. That repository of all things that may, one day, be useful. For example, the camping gear that lived in Matilda, our old Toyota Hi-ace camper van, that we took all round Australia with us. Matilda was sold back in 2014 but all the gear is still lurking in the back of a cupboard in the garage. Boxes of books we are never going to read again. Kitchen utensils, computer equipment that we no longer know what it is for, but I’m sure it may be needed. The list goes on…
Well a couple of months ago Jack and son decided to convert part of the garage to a workshop/man cave. They were full of enthusiasm. But first came the big clear out.
Then some where had to be found for all my gardening equipment. So this started a second project. Building a shed to keep my “gardening stuff” in.
First of all a corner of the garden needed to be cleared and then a pad of concrete laid.
Then the fun part. A trip to Bunnings to buy the kitset shed in a cardboard flat pack. I had visions of the building of the kitset wheelbarrow. (Remember that?) Well this was much larger but surprisingly easy to assemble.
It fits very neatly into the corner. I’m delighted with it. Look inside, everything is handy to my potting and working area.
Did you notice trellis had been put on the side and I put a climbing Hardenbergia, a pretty, pea-like native in a pot at the base of the trellis, it is racing up the side.Now the serious work of converting the garage can begin
No labour-saving tools yet so it is all hand sawing. But it slowly starts to take shape.
A lot of discussion takes place. The old adage, measure twice and cut once… Do you like Jack’s “builder Bob” outfit???
The “big boys” toys are being installed.Well look at it now. They are both so pleased with the finished project. It took a while of just weekend working, but now it is ready for some serious projects.
So that is the final project for 2017.
Yesterday was a delightful family Christmas of present swapping, snacking on chocolate, chips, cheese and crackers, followed by salads, cold meats, pavlova, fruit and icecream. Then the heat and humidity built to a fantastic light and sound show as streak after streak of lightening exploded across the darkening sky and the thunder rumbled and crashed right over head. Then a blessed Christmas present for the garden as the rain poured down. The trip to the beach was abandoned and we all gathered around to play Australian monopoly and an hilarious game of Pictionary.
It’s a pleasure for me to be back with the blogging community and I wish all my blogging friends a happy, healthy and safe 2018. May your dreams come true.