What a contrast to yesterday. I was *this* close to putting on my shorts yesterday.
I just held up my fingers, in case you missed it.
But today? Whoa.
Just went out to put the car in the garage, and there was definitely that “winter smell” in the air. Not sure how else to explain it. Going below freezing tonight for sure.
Which is why I was hard at it yesterday to get through with a few minor things. Like, putting the trim on the windows upstairs, as well as getting the rest of the foam in. I was up and down that ladder a few times, but I think I’ve put it away for the last time this year. That’s the hope at least.
The other “little job” I wanted to get out of the way, was to cover up the remaining cedar that was left over from the big cladding job. That stuff is like gold, so there was no way it was going to be out over the winter, and there was no way it would fit into the shed.
Hey, I was leaning towards building a shed larger than 10 x 20, but I didn’t get approval! And I don’t mean from the city.
You figure that out.
I wanted the lumber up off the ground, and wrapped up in such a way that the little critters couldn’t get in amongst it and start storing provisions.
I think that should work.
There was a question about the steel roof and scratches.
The honest answer? I’m not entirely sure. However, Masonry Dude did have a lot of grit on the bottoms of his work boots, so I’m sure he would have been scratching big time. So he took ‘em off. Paid a lotta money for that pretty roof, so I’d just as soon not intentionally scratch the sh*t out of it. That’s all.
Annnnd, other than raking some more leaves, and running the lawn mower dry, that’s all I got. No more nipping out in shirt sleeves, that’s for sure. Although, I still used the BBQ this evening. I’m sure it’s some sort of Canadian thing, but I BBQ right through winter. I think you knew that.
IF it’s so freakin’ cold that I can’t get the Weber up to a decent temperature, then *maybe* I wouldn’t try it. Otherwise, I’m out there. I can hold an umbrella AND flip burgers at the same time. Just sayin’.
For those who have to, bundle up.
For the rest of you, don’t forget the sunblock.
Sticks. Ice. That sort of thing.
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