I was out in the pre-dawn trying to decide where I can store things this winter from the garden and out from under my deck. One project, I hope to get to this fall is a new "front" to the shop. I think this will be a version of a false front, something like from the Old West towns. I'll have to keep it fairly tame tho'. The shop probably sits closer to the neighbor's house than mine and they already have to put up with my board-n-batten bird house for the laying hens.
Another project that really must be finished by next spring is a foundation for a new deck. The deck itself isn't in such bad condition, it's the roof over it that has to go.
I don't want to just pull it apart and build on the pier blocks that it was built on. I'd like a real foundation that could support a future screened porch that a simple deck could be turned into. All I have to do, it seems to me, is build a decent foundation and a good floor and roof over it with everything level and true.
The HUGE problem is my desire to leave the existing deck in place while I put a foundation under it . . . !
"Why don't you build the roof first so that you can work in the shade?" an old fellow once asked me when he found me building a log cabin in the woods a hundred years ago. I remember the fun and work involved in building that cabin. I was a much younger man and lifting logs in place wasn't beyond my capabilities. Putting a roof over my head and building under it, however, has always challenged my builder's imagination. This time tho', I might be working under the floor . . .
The cabin, by the way, still stands and is still used. Okay, it wasn't 100 years ago. I completed it, 32 years ago next month.
What's on your agenda for fall, winter, spring projects??