Saturday, October 14, 2006

Finally!

Did you ever get a savings coupon, with an expiration date, that you felt you could not pass up? We recently did. The $200.00 off coupon with no interest for a year from Home Depot was too much to pass up, especially since we've had our eye on a pretty nice Mennonite-built outbuilding all summer. So, coupon in hand, husband and I made our way to the nearest Home Depot store and ordered the building on August 30. This was just one week before the coupon expired. The papers we signed when we bought it said the building had to be built according to our specs and we would receive it three to four weeks later.

We excitedly went home and husband worked diligently preparing the site. And then we waited and waited for the delivery. After many phone calls to the company, the truck finally showed up at our door yesterday, six weeks after we ordered it. Finally! We were really excited.




One guy delivered our building, offloaded it onto our carefully prepared site, and used the gadget in the above photo called a mule (sort of like a miniature forklift) to exactly position it. The entire process took less than an hour.

We are very pleased with our new building and find it accomplishes two things. First, we now have enough storage to get all our equipment out of our garage, and second, it successfully blocks the view of our back neighbor's house.

The only problem is that husband says that between the pool and the outbuilding, our back yard now looks like a trailer park.

Time to go to the lumber yard to purchase material for a ramp and to think of some creative landscaping to soften the view. Alice, MrsGreenThumb, and Kerri, where are you when I need you?

14 Comments:

At October 14, 2006 9:39 AM, Blogger susan said...

Great looking building! 'Round here we call 'em redneck sheds , but yourn is too nice looking for that name!

 
At October 14, 2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

I got me a redneck pool and a redneck shack.
I am glad it is here I need the space for my lawn mowers, snowblower, roto-tiller, garden tools and gas cans.

 
At October 14, 2006 11:05 AM, Blogger Sue said...

I can't believe how much green lawn and openspace you have! (I would have that shed filled in no time) Bill built a large one in our side yard and it is filled to the brim!!

 
At October 14, 2006 11:22 AM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

So glad that you finally got your building and they didn't get stuck in your yard. Looks nice.

 
At October 14, 2006 12:56 PM, Anonymous Alissa said...

Nice building! Sure beats mine that was damaged in the tornado, but not damaged enough for the insurance to replace it...

congrats!

 
At October 14, 2006 4:50 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

Very nice, you should think about putting green shutters on the window to dress it up a bit. Do you have shutters on the front of the house? I think you will be so happy that you finally got the shed for all your "stuff", we were so spoiled growing up with a basement. I'm glad it finally arrived and it meets your expectations.

 
At October 14, 2006 7:32 PM, Blogger PEA said...

What a beautiful looking shed...looks like a little house:-) We have two sheds and both are filled to the brim when we put away all our patio furniture in them for the winter! They are great to have and I was even thinking of getting a third one but then it would look like I'm a shed salesman! lol

 
At October 14, 2006 8:54 PM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

ok...that is nice....I feel like one of the guys talking about their latest tool. I am glad more so that you got it...and it came in one piece.

 
At October 14, 2006 9:23 PM, Blogger Alipurr said...

yes, it looks like a great landscaping opportunity...one question is where will the electric pole and line be moved to.........I am guessing those are double doors that I see, does it have a ramp to drive your mower in and out on?

I am glad it finally arrived, I know you guys were beginning to wonder

I can't wait to see what Dad does with his new space in the garage...

 
At October 15, 2006 4:39 AM, Blogger Jeanette said...

Well it looks like the long wait was worth it. Its 2 nice to be a shed I thought it was a cubby house. Well im sure it wont take long to fill

 
At October 15, 2006 8:01 AM, Blogger Lee-ann said...

This is a great shed and I too am sure it will be a great spot to keep all those things that need to be stored. I wish we had coupons but they do not use them here in Australia sure would be handy.

have a great day.
lee-ann

 
At October 16, 2006 4:56 AM, Blogger senior cuz said...

Hey,Tomas, you'rn no rednecks, Ifn you were, you'd be storn those ride close byn the spare bedroom. And yourn new cabin would be rented to yourn kin that had abandened the homestead, but wern tryn to retern to duh nest.

 
At October 16, 2006 11:30 AM, Blogger T. said...

OOOH, too cute.

That must be some high class trailer park. Because it surely doesn't look like the ones around here...

 
At October 18, 2006 12:05 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

How nice to have more storage space...and such a nice looking shed it is!
Hmmm...certainly gives you some landscaping opportunities. Flower beds or perhaps some containers would be pretty. Maybe a nice tall flowering shrub.
You've got a nice lot of space in that back yard!

 

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