This is what J.D. has been working on the past few weeks. I think I mentioned a few posts back that the well was previously covered by a sheet of plywood which had started to rot away. I never liked that big piece of wood just laying there. It looked like some project that had been started and never finished.
J.D. did all of this by himself which still amazes me. I am very little help when it comes to building things around here.
I can be useful when it comes to painting and decorating something, but that is about the extent of my usefulness. There was a time when I could have been out there hammering along side of J.D., but Fibromyalgia has taken that ability away from me. My muscles just plain hurts too much to do that any more.
County water doesn't come this far out into the county yet...... Perhaps in a couple more generations. We have a seepage well so when it is dry and not much seepage we haul water and run it into the well. The well water we use for showers and washing dishes. We don't drink this water and I don't use it to cook with. I just don't trust that this water is pure enough to put it in our bodies. We go to the spring to get the water that we use for drinking and cooking.
As you can see, G'pa had a helper during this construction project. J.D. found a good solid wooden door under the screened in porch out back, that will worl perfectly on this new building. It even had a little sign on it that said "Authorized Personnel Only." I told J.D. that with that sign we won't even need to lock it....... The only thing left is to add the trim that will go around the eaves to complete the roof. It had to be ordered. I think the outside wall to the right of the door needs something. FInding just the right touch to add to the wall falls into my territory. Another job well done. Thanks to J.D.'s expertise we now have not only a well house, but more storage space. You can never have too much storage.
Yesterday J.D. was crawling around under the house adding more insulation to the newer part of the house. We don't have carpeting down because we use wood stoves in the winter to heat with and that spells mess. Depending on how cold it gets, the floors almost feels like walking on ice at times. Hopefully by adding more insulation and shutting off a crawl space access the floors should be warmer this winter. I am thinking that our next project will be to build the deck from the pergola.
For now, we are going to make a run to town and treat Riley to lunch and play time at the park. Wishing you all a blessed Thursday!