Mar 08

Look at the size of my deck

The shed might not yet have a roof, but it does have a nice deck out the front now…

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Hand made by my amazing coconspirator and a large hammer.
We did buy the materials to make a roof…

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They were almost too large for the car. Almost.

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Tomorrow I’ll at least get around to cutting the roof sheets to length and working out how to build the structure. If we’re both not too knackered or it’s too dark we’ll try to assemble it.

Mar 07

Studio apartment, excellent views, some work required…

We’ve managed to put up most of the shed. It only fell down once in the wind too!

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Two walls make half a shed, right?

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My shed has got three corners, three corners has my shed. Also some repairs were needed on the floor.

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Best lock up for the night, don’t want anyone breaking in…
Tomorrow we need to get some wood to make a roof, the current roof is kind of rotten. Well, so is the shed, but the roof is so rotten I can crumble the wood in my hands.
Also there was a wasp nest. Then there was a hammer and a squishy mark.

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Mar 01

One shed, some assembly required

Our allotment has a shed. Sort of. Another plot has been vacated and we got first dibs. The shed is about 30% rot but survived being taken apart and shoved on the roof of a land rover. Armed with a hammer and a bag of six inch nails, I’ll be able to rebuild it.

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We had to make a base first. The previous occupants helpfully left a pile of rubbish and rubble for us to use.

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They also tried to carpet the soil…

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And at one time there were tires…

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There’s also a crazy man in the house behind our plot. He can be the topic of another post.

I also removed a nettle bush that was creeping through the soil. At some point we’ll be done clearing rubbish and weeds and will be able to mark out places for growing things.

It’s a bit of a process – first we need a shed to hide in when it rains, and so we don’t need to keep transporting tools in my car. Then we mark out where things can grow. After that it’s digging. Lots of digging.

Feb 20

Allotment

We’ve got an allotment!
It’s huge.

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Feb 16

UPS do SMS chat lines now…

So I’m waiting for a parcel to arrive. I’ve got a tracking number and UPS even knows it exists.

They have a handy option to send updates via SMS. It isn’t supported in the UK though, even though there’s a drop down to choose a UK mobile number.

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Seems good so far. Type number in, press button. Even a way to opt out of future spam.

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Oh, OK so I need to opt in, fair enough… 69877 you say?

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Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Abort. Abort. Abort. Burn phone. Change number.

Maybe UPS need to test this system in the UK more.

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