Trying to keep focused on chores to keep myself from totally loosing my cookies regarding a recent very frightening medical diagnosis .
The Volvo needs a place to spend the winter so I . . .
Emptied my wood shed and took about three chords of firewood up to mom's .
Using salvaged weathered materials to save on cost and disguise it all , I repaired the roof edges where they had rotted , added rim joists and drip edge , replaced a corner post and re-dug them all so they line up properly .
Built a knee wall with store bought pressure treated lumber and sheathed it with Hardy-Board sheets .
Set three salvaged half inch thick glass panels on the knee wall to keep out the weather .
Looks like a dang store front now
Added some glass doors salvaged from another project . The tarp in the window is cause there is actually too much solar gain .
Closed in the far end with salvaged pine boards from another job and some left over felt paper .
Still had a pile of junk to get rid of when I was done
Removed the old vinyl siding off the back of the garage which I will use to side over the felt paper on the far end. Leveled the ground and lined it with several layers of heavy plastic to keep the moisture out . Made racks and hung one of my kayaks in there as well , and parked the old Volvo after one last run around the neighborhood .
Stuffed some carboard against the glass to reduce the solar gain and keep prying eyes out
Cut and framed in a doorway to have access from the garage into the new space .
Might even get my mower to fit between the front of the Volvo and the glass doors .
Got the far end sided , yes inside corners don't line up . But my sheathing is lower on the wood shed so I needed to go lower with the vinyl to cover it properly .
Quasimodo safe in it's cocoon and out of the weather for the winter .