It’s finally here, friends!!! Our new garden shed has been installed and here’s how it was done…
Wolf Valley Buildings brought two sheds and it took about 1 1/2 hours to install ours. Because of the heavy rains last Friday, it couldn’t be brought out then. Where the shed is to be placed was a mudpit and it would have been too soggy to put the shed on that day. I was still waiting for the City to get our permit finished, too, so this all worked out.
Delivering on Tuesday of this week turned out to be a good thing as Mr. Ethereal and I spent the entire three days of our 4th of July weekend digging a 50+ foot ditch. Over the three days, we were digging down about 18″ – 24″ and cutting through a bunch of tree roots to put in a solid corrugated drain for water coming off our backyard roof. I’ll share that in another post, but for now here’s the end with the shed’s arrival!
The deliver man, Vernon, used this small fork lift to pull the shed most of the way off the flatbed trailer, then he placed those two wheels under the other end, under the two skids running the full length of the shed.
The shed was “pushed” up the small embankment from the alleyway with that small forklift and then was wheeled around into position. We had talked at length about whether we wanted the shed in line with the fence or did we want it parallel with the house (the garage and bedroom).
We went with having it parallel with the house. Vernon helped me measure from both sides of the shed face to the bedroom outer walls. 🙂
Vernon had his two sons with him and the boys were very sweet! The two quickly found our son’s old tricycle sitting out ~ a gift to our daughter, actually, when she was two years old from my parents.
Peter claimed it as his as he grew older and loved racing it around the yard, even as a teenager just riding the back supports and whirling around!
While Dad worked, the boys rode and enjoyed ices from our neighbor, who came out to watch the shed being put into place.
Here, our driver maneuvered the forklift through the gate my husband made two years ago when we first move in ~ our first project here at this home ~ redesigning where the gate and trash cans sat. Last year, when we were off for Easter break and then for the rest of the school year due to Covid, I built the trash can area.
Amazing that it fit through the gate, really! I loved watching the whole move-in process.
After a quick hour-plus, it was time to go deliver the next shed… I think it was about 4 o’clock when they drove off.
Yesterday was a day of rest and writing for the blog (Share Your Style #309, as you know). 😉
Another employee, Daniel, came out this afternoon (Thursday) and added the two attic vents and the tie-downs. On the inside, the vent is covered with bug screen ~ perfect! That saves us having to add it ourselves. 🙂
Part of the demands required by the City were these tie-downs in case of very high winds. Four 4′ long spikes were hammered into the ground and these tie-downs were screwed onto them with a winder and rachet.
I asked Daniel if he could leave the right rear one a little long, in case we need to budge the shed forward a few inches. Mr. E and I were looking at whether or not the fence will fit around that backside. It’s probably going to fit but just barely…
I think the left half will store all of the gardening things and the right half will be more storage. The other metal shed we are planning on keeping and using to hold the smelly items: the lawn mower, the rototiller and other items which need to be inside a metal building and not in a wooden structure.
And that is the story of our shed’s arrival and birthday! Now to fill it up… ;D I am excited for my she-shed (at least half of it!). 💜
Enjoy your day,