Rachel and I were gone on an awesome vacation for 3 weeks this summer. By the time we got back, my father was full-swing into building his new shed for camp. The rest of my summer was spent at camp (oh no), helping him put it up. It felt like every weekend but was probably only every other. Some days we made progress, other days we just relaxed in the mountains. Either way you look at it though, we were within the blue line so did it really matter?
We call it the shed, but It should probably be called a barn. It’s not built like the typical plywood thrown-together mess you can buy almost anywhere. It’s built to last, Adirondack style. Amish raw cut real 2×4′s and all. In a lot of ways, it might be over-engineered and over-thought, but it’s good to do things that way sometimes. My dad did most of the work himself. I helped a bit with the roof, siding and hanging the doors. My Uncle and my cousin helped a bit with the roof and the siding, and a friend at camp dug out the hillside and leveled out some of our lot with his equipment. All that’s left is some tin in a few places and some paint!
My dad likes to call it the “Toy Shed” or the “Toy Barn” or the “Toy House,” whichever name fits his fancy at the moment. We even had a sign made for it. That’s because it’s intended to house our snowmobiles, 4-wheelers and whatever else we come up with. Oh, it’s also intended to house the tools and equipment we’ll need for next years project, the camp addition.
We’re gonna need help though. So if you’re up for some hard work next spring/summer at a beautiful location, let me know. Remember, the more you help out the more likely we’ll be to invite you up to relax!
A bit of the construction process: