RSS

SHED Part 2

Things warmed up today so we were able to start removing the ice from the roof of the shed :

image

image

image

image

image

By the time most of the snow was off the roof the snow pile was up to the rear of the shed..

image

.. And the temporary braces. Without all the weight on the roof it should take most of the pressure off of the beams. Too bad we have no way to remove the scooter and my motorcycle but I don’t think we will be needing them soon!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Construction

 

The Fix Part 1

image

image

Step 1: spend and hour removing snow from the roof.

Step 2: spend an hour removing and repositioning clutter in shed (after some initial bracing)

Step 3: Dig for an hour to find 2×4’s to support the roof

image

image

Step 4: Go for an hour snowshoe festivus.

Step 5 (repeat until done) : Cut a length of wood and brace one end of the ‘support beam’. cut another piece of board and place between the other portion of torn beam and a 4 ton jack.  Elevate to desired height and then cut (or use a combination of risers and previously cut boards) a new support board.  Position under the beam and lower the Jack. Switch sides and repeat.

Step 6: cover everything with vapor barrier and wait for warmer weather to remove the 8 inches of ice in parts of the roof.

Step 7: Plan temporary roof cover and summer roof and shed overhaul.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Construction

 

Tags:

Summer and Winter

So many snowflakes.. The horror…

image

.. Today we forgot what leaves on trees were.  End already winter… This is really going to screw with the Spring Spring Peeper Predictathon

 
4 Comments

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Construction

 

Records Broken

Yay! Nothing beats a 15 hour truck ride like shoveling off a roof in the dark!

image

We did not make it in time for the shed.  Again.

image

Almost time to harvest the drifts..

image

image

image

image

Part of the length of time in coming home was finding ‘off season’  equipment.  Spring started.  These things are amazing!

image

image

image

 
2 Comments

Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Construction

 

Take That!

image

One way to deal with record breaking storms.. Vacate the area prior to the snowfall.  Take that winter!

image

.. And a short video of a nearby city:

stormy!

 
2 Comments

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in entertainment

 

Ladies and Gentlemen. 7!

Wow,  we have been stuck with trucks before,  don’t get me wrong.

image

7 times.  7 times stuck with increasing levels of difficulty.  Our latest boss battle was an 11pm job.  Only took 2 hours to dig (and mostly chip away with a pickaxe at the previous packed ‘driveway’  which now had us hung up the entire length of the truck).. Builds character.  Did I mention that I am buying a tractor in spring?  11 days… There’s a joke. Bouuuurns. 7.

image

3/4 if the way in now.. We need more ATV and snowmobile traffic. Or Spring.  7.

image

 
3 Comments

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Construction

 

Squirrel with Melanism

image

Hard to tell from this terrible photograph but the picture is of a red squirrel (I believe).  Black squirrels are not native to the area and I have never seen them in local cities like in other parts of Canada so I think this one is melanistic,  which is like the opposite of being albino. Not to mention it is not slow like a regular grey/black squirrel.  I have some better shots on my camera and will upload someday.

image

(the essence of laziness… A picture of a picture of the first day I saw it (and grass.. Wow!) … Don’t worry, the original picture quality is quite poor too)

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Construction

 
 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.