Wednesday, July 15, 2009

practice makes perfect!

when we bought this old house, it came with a "library" ~ that is, an outhouse. in its prime, it was a lovely sight to behold~ as far as outhouses go, that is. (curiously enough, this is the third house that I've lived in that has had an outhouse. the first one was the real deal, though: through rain, snow, sleet, hail, floods and 3 pregnancies!)

this old little house was a double seater~ should you be so inclined, or in a huge rush. me, i think I'd rather wait, thankyouverymuch.

now that we've all catapulted into the 21st century, we just use the old library to store our tools, fertilizer and gasoline. it's really handy to have, and even though it's seen better decades, it's the only out building we have, so we're grateful for it.

last week G tackled the project of ripping off the old roof and putting new sheeting and shingles on. the ladder drew baby B like a magnet.

watch closely- he may be the only barefoot roofer you're ever likely to see!

after putting on the drip edge and snapping a chalk line, he was ready to go. the new roofing nailer sure comes in handy- and of course makes the job go much faster!

since Dave is getting ready to put the new roof on the (main) house, we're glad that G had the chance to roof the outhouse. Dave really counts on G's help for all our projects, and this little job gave G some experience as well as confidence.

now the roof on the "library" is done. it looks nice, and G did a good job. but as both Dave and G say, the whole building is a tumble-down-shack that should just be lit on fire.

all but the roof, that is. it should be good for a few more decades!


Milah said...

Wow! I get a little behind on my blog reading then when I come back I see many changes have occured. Your house and library look wonderful!

Angie said...

I love old outhouses. I'm not sure what the appeal is, but I like them.

Your's is lookin' good!


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