Can you see the big smile on Saint Mikes dial? Think this shot was taken at about 3pm Sunday arvo. He'd been working since early in the morning getting his colorbond 'hat' on KATcapers sneaky shed.
I love this shot. How happy does my husband look! Just quietly, I think he looks dead sexy with that happy smile on. So nice to see him happy and not stressed, worried, burdened (fact of life for a bloke trying to keep his family afloat in aspirational Sydney).
The sneaky shed is proving as useful as hours of talking with my lovely psychologist does for me. I know it will have to end eventually but each stage of the building process is such a treat to behold.
For some of the day I sat outside in one of the Muskoka chairs (some people call them Adirondacks) and just admired my husband at work. One-armed labouring isn't much in demand at the moment:)
The insulation was a fairly straightforward affair, the fascia was a bit trickier...he won't be leaving his day job for a future as a roofing contractor (that's his assessment, not mine).
PK (SM's trusty compatriot and our neighbor) was back on the tools to assist. Saint Mike has managed to find the one thing that he is just as much a novice at. He freely admits that he'd never worked with Colorbond either.
They are both such calm souls they just toiled away together for the entire day making it work.
Cups of tea and cheese toasties kept their energy up (thanks to PK's wife who kept up that end of things...told you they're special neighbors!!!).
Check out that frame! If I wasn't a one-armed invalid and currently had the libido of a hibernating grizzly bear I'd be jumping his bones and christening the sneaky shed (oh oh, oversharing!!!!)
Now that the sneaky shed has its jaunty hat in place, it's in need of that exterior cladding. That will be a job for this weekend if the materials arrive as scheduled.
I can confidently say that the sliding door is never going to grow on me. Hence I insisted that it be installed so that I cannot see it from the house...and I plan to whip some funky curtains up to make it slightly less dodgy looking.
It did make sense to re-use it and it does provide a lovely outlook towards our Norfolk pine. You can get a sense of the size of the space from these two shots I think...it's more summerhouse than shed just quietly!
So there you have it, the House of KATcapers crash course in construction continues.
I can't get the grunting soundtrack to "Home Improvement" with Tim Allen out of my head as it so suits the tone of the sneaky shed...manly men making manly mess:)) Love it!