It has been dreadfully stressful and this will be the last big thing we do here. After this it is maintenance and small improvements done bit by bit. The stress started with making a choice, which was restricted by the wish to put it on the footprint of the old (asbestos) garage we had removed. we had not realised that so many designs needed 6 inches more! My husband dealt with the negotiations of supply and finding some people to build it. All was in place for early the 15th or at least by lunch time.
Then it was 2 pm, then 4 pm, then 5.20 and could we pay before 5 anyway? Meanwhile the build team were phoning every hour to see if they should set off yet? Finally, 5.30 the lorry arrives(with more rain).
It is our task to treat the wood inside and out. We are using an oil based clear preservative on the outside, which is a pain as you can't see where you have got to, so you have to concentrate! Inside has to be water based - so no smell. Then I can plan benches and things! The top triangle is for a clock - it will have to be solar powered as my husband hates heights and will not want to climb up there to change batteries.
It sits really well in the garden and I am planning some flower beds or tubs round it.
Silly I know, but it is really exciting! My space!
BUT not as exciting as being told today I am going to be a granny again early next year!