•  Well because people kept running into it...as you can see from this post, I just last year spent a bunch of time replacing the old one which had the same problem. Its not like it is in the middle of the road or even really that close to it. It just seemed to be a magnet for car bumpers and the like. I think people use our parking area as a turn around because this old shed got more and more dented up over this summer. ...And I didn't even paint a target on it. In fact our neighbor is doing a big reno on his house and seems like one of his contractors backed into it by mistake a

  • Shed's done. Not much more to say; its a shed. This is what the new shed looks like. Hmm, better looking, but still a metal shed. (Wish it were a bit better looking though.) Subscribe to the feed! http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reno-OrHowILearnedToLoveHomeDepot

  • We finally got a chance to go to the Depot (after trying to arrange this for about two weeks). What was the hold-up? I needed to have 2 people to help load the plywood sheet (actually it ended up being Exterior Grade OSB) on top of the car. And, with Tom (who is 22 months and running, really running around), this would prove rather difficult. So on Saturday, my mother-in-law and Aunt came over and helped us out at home while we jumped in the car for the short ride over to the Depot. We split up and I took the lumber side and my wife the garden side of the store. We also picked up one of those Kitchen

  • Warning: for those hardcore reno viewers out there, this might not make your standards, but I'm posting it anyway. So even though I asked what to do around the house, I ended up out of necessity having to take down our old storage shed (actually located beside our parking spot behind the fence off the lane). This is because the old shed was a POS (no, not "point of sale"...). This is what the old shed looked like. Now you can understand why I described it as POS.. It was rusted and really bashed up from repeated denting from cars, bobcats and feet. None of this was our fault, because as cars used to use our parking area for a

  • I finally got rid of the rest of the original red brick pavers. It took many postings to our local freecycle list, but someone came to get them. It was much better than throwing these into the landfill. The first person who came took about 1/3 of them, but it was so hot that they could only get so many loaded before they had to take a break and try again. The problem was that they never came back! So after many attempts to contact him, I reposted and last week someone picked up the rest in 2 loads (in their car!) Unfortunately they backed into the shed, but it is so dented up that you really can't notice.