The pump-house was never all that nice to look at. It was functional. But certainly not a feature in my yard that I was particularly proud of. I'd painted the old, weathered plywood a few times in the nine years that I've been out here. It had good bones but was in need of repair and a make-over. I decided it was time for a pretty re-build!
On the hottest day of the summer (actually the hottest I ever remember it being here in Central Alberta - the mercury soared to 40 degrees Celsius!) I started the tear-down. Afraid that the whole thing would fall over, I didn't remove all of the plywood. But I got a good start on it. My boys came out the next day to finish off the demolition and start on the re-build. Even my grandson Ethan got in there for the fun stuff!
It took the whole day due to a slight issue with some old, rotten wiring (yikes). Thanks Chris for your electrician skills! But the guys got the job done anyway. And very well done. The old pump house was re-sheeted, reinforced and ready for tin!
A couple weeks later, the work crew reassembled for the final phase of the project.
My daughter and her family turned the weekend into a little camping trip too. It's always so much fun to have everyone out! The weather wasn't so great the first evening but we had hot dogs and s'mores anyways! Did you know that marshmallows toast up perfectly in the oven?
The first step for installing tin on a shed is the strapping. Looks simple enough but a process in itself. Especially if you're particular like my boys. They come by it honestly though!
Day two we were ready for the final step...installing shiny new tin! My son-in-law Daniel just happens to own a sheet metal company and my youngest son Justin worked with him for awhile. It was great to have two skilled pros on the job!
I stayed out of the way for the most part and kept busy with giving my little old storage shed a makeover. It's not really worth spending a lot of money on but it's still a very functional building. And it was no longer hidden in the trees. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to spruce things right up! And yes, I know it's leaning. Just a little though...
I wanted a custom barn-style door to finish off the new look. And finish it off right it did! I love it! I'm sure the guys muttered a few things under their breath about my design idea but I think they were pretty proud of the results too!
Thankfully, Quiet Creek isn't always so quiet... There's always a project in the works and another one planned. I'm fairly capable and independent for the most part. But so appreciate that I have family and friends that enjoy and want to be part of whatever it is that I've got going on. And so blessed to have a skilled and willing work crew!