The finishing of a project always takes longer than its basic construction. To help put up the soffet and facia Uncle Alan came again on July 12, and the same day we were also able to put up the plastic wrap and install the doors and windows. This went smoothly because we had bought the windows and doors before we built the shed, and had been able to make the openings just the right size.
The next step was to put up the cedar siding to match the house. Donald, Jonathan, and David had stained it ahead of time, and even though Dad and I worked together on it whenever we had time, it was over a month before that step was complete.
To make the shed useable, we needed plenty of shelf space. I came up with a plan for the shelves based on what they would be used for, and as it turned out some of our stored lumber worked perfectly. With other projects going on simultaneously, building the shelves took five weeks. .
For easy lawn mower access, we planned to make a ramp up to the door. But before building it, we made sure to install the underground drain pipes to carry the water from the gutters to the creek. Meanwhile we had poured a little concrete pad in front of the door as a landing for the ramp. It was into October before the ramp was built.
Lastly, on October 12 we put up the gutter and downspout. The shed is now fully functioning and things around here are becoming much more organized. The feeling of completion is amazing – but a combination of patience and determination is required to bring any project to the finish line.
Purposing to accomplish God’s goals in God’s time regardless of the opposition.