Wednesday Working – Shed Lean-To

Winterizing has been the work here for the last couple of weeks. Here in the high desert, it will get below freezing for most nights between December and about March. Likely we’ll get at least some snow and a bit of rain, but not too much – you know, that desert thing. Actually the bigger problem I worry about here is the wind – winter winds can be fierce and anything not indoors or tied down can be blown to Utah. Things on the todo list included shutting down and draining the irrigation system, storing garden hoses, moving all the clay pots indoors, putting away all the lawn equipment, garden tools, and moving all the patio furniture under cover.

I also finished this thing:

It’s your basic lean-to, just a simple roof on the back of Heather’s shed where we can store the patio furniture. This keeps everything out of the snow and this is area of the yard is sheltered from the worst of the winds. If I get time, I’ll get some siding on it, but for this year, this is where the stuff will live.

Likely, this will be the last yard project for the year and now I’ll be switching to more indoor work.

That’s it for this week.

If you need me, I’ll be cleaning off the quilt cutting table.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to Wednesday Working – Shed Lean-To

  1. Good job! And I always enjoy your endings of where to find you. πŸ™‚

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  2. Debra says:

    You’re always prepared, Andrew! I admire your winterizing list. I hope you do get some snow and rain!

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  3. Just about time for us to prepare for winter weather too. And it’s incredibly windy at our house.

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    • It’s the wind more than anything that makes us bring stuff under cover.


      • I understand. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had shingles fly off our roof because of wind. And once it flipped our gas grill right off our deck! We now have a shed — thank goodness — and we put our deck furniture away for the winter. Of course, we also get a lot of snow and ice too.

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  4. This year seems to have passed so quickly! (Again!) Hard to think we are winding it down already. It looks like you will be ready. Have a great rest of the week. πŸ™‚

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  5. Dave says:

    “… blown to Utah.” LOL, I’ll bet. I can still picture that ribbon of Interstate 80 across the Flats as we approached Salt Lake City on our move to Colorado. Straight as a ruler and nothing higher than a couple of inches for hundreds of miles in any direction.

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  6. We’re battening down the hatches here, too, for our first “winter” storm of rain and wind. I like your lean-to idea… and the idea of getting the quilting table ready for action. πŸ™‚

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  7. Ours is porch furniture and will pretty much just stay there all winter. At least it’s got a roof.

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    That was a very interesting look at what for me is a completely different climate. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. lifelessons says:

    Doesn’t the snow blow in and cover the lawn furniture anyway? Sorry to be a spoil sport!

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  10. SusanR says:

    Not unlike the winter prep people do here. Except I don’t have much backyard stuff to secure. It’s been pretty much just a green buffer for me to look out at.

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  11. I pretty much race through the post to see how you’ll sign off. You always give me a chuckle.

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