We got a lot done this weekend even though we had four parties to go to. I had no idea cinco de mayo was cause for such celebration.
We finished the lean-to! I totally could have done it by myself, but wouldn’t be as purty and solid as it is and it wouldn’t be finished yet either…my man is so dang efficient! And you can see in the pic that he was absolutely thrilled to participate. The first photo is the result of my building the frame (which I did do all by myself!). It is hard for me to let go of the “but, honey, I can do it” but ultimately it is for the best. I got to search for fat worms in my compost and they were a plenty which is one of my favorite things. So he’s good at cutting metal and measuring and I’m good at digging and growing things.
I was ambling by Missoula Textiles on Friday and they were replacing their metal siding because a truck ran into it. “Are you throwing that tin away?” “Yup.” The nice man tied the red siding to my friend Laura’s car and off we zoomed…free roof for my lean-to. We managed to use nearly all recycled materials. See the amazing before and after pics at the bottom.
Other news: My kitty, Olive, was momentarily stuck in a tree; Andy installed hard-wired fire detectors in the whole house; we discovered a food that Alice doesn’t like: grapes.
I love that story. Ugly splinter there, woman.
What sweet lean-to and that red roof is a charming thing to behold.