Monday, September 17, 2012

Been Gone

Okay, this isn't going to be so much about pictures just showing some of the stuff that has kept me drained, tired and without time lately.

We live beyond the point of being able to indulge in " city " water. Then again from all the  boil notices I see every week from different parts in this area I really don't think I want " city " water.

For a  many, many moons I have researched sustainable building and most of it's a lot of work with  more than one person attempting the build . Needing certain materials I can not get around because lack of material and/or lack of money.This was perfect for my situation. Ho hum .

So I saw these wonderful youtube videos using wooden pallets as a building material and all the cool things you can make . So far, I have made my son bookshelves and a porch swing out of pallets. Since I did those with the minimum amount of blood spilled and bruising, I thought I could build a structure for our  water well. The first year we moved here I had a 10 month old and no experience of living this far out by myself without any FREE help. I spent the better part of a miserable, cold  and very irritating 4 hours trying to thaw out of pipes on our well, even though I had insulated it. That winter was an exceptionally cold one( don't laugh you Yankees). I also hate looking at the  ugly old well, it's always photobombing the crap out of my pictures . So I decided that I was just going to build a little shack around the well.This girl waits on no man to get to the point of being nagged enough that they decide it's just better to do it to shut me up.  I haven't ever built anything like this before. Sure small things here and there, but never anything that was supposed to be useful . I have always wanted to and when I attempted to I was never really serious. This time I am.

Much need inspection from the man cub

Lots and Lots of sawing. 

It's looking less and less like a shack and more like an actual building. 

I can already point out what would have made certain things easier and what would have been better overall on the  build. It's a learning experience if nothing else so I don't see it as a waste even if it blew over in a week. With what little knowledge I had of building stuff I am pretty proud that I have gotten this far. All I know if from what I have observed from others, DIY network and Youtube. Yes, I  just patted myself on the back. 

Progress . Yay!

I think that is a certified  giving of a blessing on the whole ordeal.