I just came in from a 4 am swim (finished vacuuming the downstairs and was all hot and sweaty). I woke Bob up and asked if he wanted to get in the pool - I only do that when he is on vacation. His response 'uhmph?'
I told him I was going to take a quick swim which got him rolling out of bed pretty fast. Not to swim but to come out and keep an eye on me. At our old house we had a pool that was 5' deep everywhere so I could go swimming whenever I wanted without worrying Bob. Now we have a pool with a deep end and Bob made me promise I wouldn't swim at night unless he came out.
But I know he does it out of love. And then I won't wake him and forgo swimming out of love.
Yeah, what a wheel we're on.
So I showed Bob how fantastic 4am is. I only swam a bit and then quickly got out so Bob could crawl back into bed - poor guy.
He asked if I thought anyone would mind if he started hammering now.
Yep, we both kid each other about the pros and cons of the day and night.
I'll show you what Bob's been doing on his vacation. (I sent an e-mail out to the family and friends and they laugh - only Bob would build something on his vacation but then again, I didn't have enough warning to get my sleep around so he has his days free)
Okay, so here's the first picture.
It's to the left.
Here's a closer shot.
How about now?
It's a shed in the trees!
Well, it's more like the floor of the shed in the trees.
I was all upset when Bob said he wanted to build a shed (he has a 2 car garage and an empty basement - two things we didn't have at the other house). I kept thinking it would ruin the back yard and then we wouldn't have as much grass and well, I love the land.
It wasn't until Bob went and marked it off from the back fence that he realized the shed would barely make it to the edge of the tree line. I was all, 'Get OUT!'
So he gets to build a shed but I got to pick out all the siding and brick work and I'm thinking it's going to look fantabulous! I should mention that Bob has got it in his head to use old exterior doors with glass in them - from our first reno. I haven't put the kibosh on it yet cause maybe it'll work. Hey, have to let him have some hope the he helped with the look of the shed.
Our friends have asked why we didn't just buy a shed.
Uh, cause they are crazy expensive (the nicest one we saw was 4 grand and it wasn't something I would call easy on the eyes) and I wanted something that looked natural. So for a little less I get a custom shed and I'm all about custom!
We'll have to wait and see. Bob actually accepted that the siding was going to take a whole week to arrive. I thought maybe he was ill also but apparently this is the 'New Bob'.
I hope New Bob sticks around when I start renovating the interior of our house! Nothing like being told you have two options cause that's all that's in stock.
Nope. So not gonna fly!