Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Victorian Style Shed/Playhouse - Part III - The Never Ending Project

Work has been progressing slowly, but nicely. This job has been named 'The Never Ending Project' because of the constant threat of rain in the forecast. 

 Painting has started on the swing set.

Yesterday again, was a rainy day, but up until this morning, rain was only one obstacle to getting the job done. Note the dead tree on the left, in the neighbouring school yard. You guessed it, half came down in our yard this morning, waking us up at 6:08 am with a huge crackling sound. I first thought that we'd had a lightning strike in our back yard.


It missed the shed by a few feet, but it can still flip back and do a lot of damage.


This tree was alive last summer, but was showing signs of stress. It did not survive the winter. Two attempts were made to inform the new owners of the situation, but we received no response. We knew it would come down sooner or later, but I think that all the rain we've been getting made it rot so much faster. Anyway, most importantly, no one was hurt.

This last shot of the shed/playhouse is where we are at. I'm hoping this can be completed soon, but we are already cutting it close for painting projects. I'm afraid you might only see the completed version next spring.

8 comments:

Rosemary said...

Dear Anyès - after all your hard and meticulous work in getting so much painting completed this year, I do hope that you now enjoy an Indian Summer in order to give you the chance of finishing it off. A wonderful job you have all done on it - it looks amazing
It must be upsetting about the tree - so irresponsible of the absent owners. Thank goodness it did not fall on the Playhouse.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Oh, my! I'm so glad your shed was not damaged! When it comes to spending money to trim or remove threatening trees, one always has to think of the alternative, and that the cost is really an insurance. Maybe your neighbors will get a wakeup call.

And the shed is looking great!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Rosemary,
I do pray of a beautiful Indian summer, like the ones I remember from when I was a kid. Thank you for your encouraging words.
Anyes
xx

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Mark,
I agree, inssurance is the way to go. I'm relieved that nothing was damaged, but if it had been, all would have been covered. We managed to track down the building manager and it looks like they will take care of removing the fallen part as well as the remaining standing one. Will do a follow up post on it.
Anyes
xx

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so glad it didn't fall on your playhouse! I hope it gets removed for you soon.
Have a great weekend.
gina

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Gina,
Yes, 'soon' is the key word, but I doubt it will be this week.
Hope it doesn't get too windy.
Anyes
xx

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Anyes,

When I said "insurance," I meant peace of mind. But I'm glad you have the actual insurance! :o)

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Mark,
Oh I understand now, just noticed the single 's' . You have just experienced what Brian has been experiencing for twenty years :)
Anyes
xx