I have not been a good Ashland real estate blogger for the last week or so. And the big reason for that was I undertook a project at home that was a little time consuming.
Ashland had a big winter this last year, and an above average snowfall in town. The storm caused some damage at my house to some outbuildings that I have. I had a metal garden shed that got a little bit crushed by falling branches.
My plan was to tear down the metal storage shed, and rebuild it with a wood structure. Then I was going to tear down the addition that was done to my garage that was poorly constructed.
However, my plans were sidetracked. After I torn out the shed, I realized that it was located in one of the few places in my yard that gets sunshine. It turned into a nice patio, sundeck area. There is also some room for some vegetable gardening to be done in this area.
This left me with the problem of what to do with the stuff from the shed, and I still wanted to tear down the stupid addition on my garage. So after a days worth of reorganizing, I had both the structures empty, and all of the stuff that was in them either stored elsewhere, or given away.
I was amazed at how quickly items I put in my front yard were claimed by new owners. I was planning a big trip to Goodwill, but found that it was easier to just set the stuff out front for free.
Once I got started on this project, I had a certain amount that I had to complete to make it safe. No nails sticking out, no electrical wires draped over the yard. You know, little things like that.
I am not finished with the project yet, but I did get to a point where I could take a break and get back to my real job.
Next up, I need to build a deck. I think a trip to craigslist to see if there are any used building materials that I could use posted.
P.S. My daughter thinks that I looked totally dorky. I can’t say I completely disagree with her…but I don’t think I care.
P.P.S. I said "I" did all of this work. Really my wife Sophia helped me a lot. The funny thing is when she refers to things that "I"
do around the house she says "we". And it looks like when "we" do things around the house, I say "I".