Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tool Haul and Garden Castle Shed Sprint

It's been so frustrating waiting to get back to building of the garden castle shed!

It took Jan too long to finish the lean to shed, then he caught a light cold and then last week I caught it. Darn! Thursday and Friday were miserable and I had a hard time sleeping so YouTube woodworking videos were my entertainment.

The Homestead Craftsman talked about buying tools at swap meets and showed a few of his great buys. I've always loved old tools with wooden handles and wondered where we might find some. By Saturday morning I was feeling cooped up and wanted to get out so for the first time ever we went to the Cherry Avenue Auction Swap Meet. We arrived about 9:30 a.m. and left hungry about 11:30 and decided to go to Caruthers for lunch at Brown Bag Burgers that we had seen on California Gold early in the week. The burgers were great!

We made a U turn back to a country garage sale, no luck, no tools but the lady suggested the old Sunnyside Drive-In swap meet. With full tummies but unsatisfied with only two small items we headed to the swap meet, and arrived about 1 p.m.

What a great little swap meet, a few people were already packing up for the 3 p.m. closing. Boom, boom, boom! Great haul!

The finds were from 50 cents to $5 and we were thrilled, they do need some care.

On the way home we stopped at Fresno Ag for special light bulbs for our mantle lamps. By that time I was worn out and was miserable by evening, had another terrible night coughing from post nasal drip and feeling achy. Sorry for all the misery descriptions.

We were busy working on Monday and this morning but I told Jan today I wanted to make some progress on the shed, my goal was to get the flooring in.

Here is how the project has been for three weeks, so sad.

The sun was moving fast and so were we.

Ta da!!! Look what was accomplished in just three hours.

The garden castle shed gargoyle is very happy and Jan is pleased with his tool belt. The next step is the front and back walls. We will keep our eyes on the goal.

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