Don't Try This at Home

Don't Try This at Home

Don't Try This at Home

shed.jpgOver the years, my father has developed into the quintessential pack rat. To the horror of my mother and us kids, he has been able to build two large sheds and fill them both to the brim with all sorts of stuff. My mother and I are the exact opposite of my father.  We are all about maintaining a nice, uncluttered home. That being said, we would love to break my father of his habit, and bring in a large dumpster to clear everything out. However, we haven’t been able to bring ourselves to accomplish this goal due to the fact that he seems to have developed a deep connection to everything he has collected.

Ever since my father has been unable to set foot into his large shed, he has dreamed of building a lean-to to the shed that would enable him to move stuff out of it and create a path into the shed. With my father’s birthday quickly approaching, I told my mom that I had found the best birthday present for him. A friend of mine was selling his Lifetime 8ft x 2.5ft Garden & Tool Storage Shed because he was unable to take it with him when he moved out of state.

My mother thought it was a great idea, and so I began making arrangements to transport the already assembled shed the 14 miles from my friend’s backyard to the side of my dad’s shed. I didn’t know of anyone who would be able to lend me their trailer, so I asked my father-in-law if I could barrow his long bed truck in the hope that the shed would be able to lay down in the bed of the truck. Unfortunately the width of the shed was larger than the width of the truck’s bed, and we decided that the only way to get the shed to my parent’s home would be to stand it up vertically and strap it down tight.

As I followed behind my father-in-law’s truck, I was not sure if the shed was going to make it. With my white knuckles clenching the steering wheel, and my eyes straining to see whether or not the shed was going to fly back at me, we made it, and in record time too. Normally the 14 mile drive would have taken approximately 20 minutes. But we were able to make it in just under an hour.      

My dad did not waste much time filling up his Lifetime shed with a lawnmower, snow plow, rakes, shovels, etc. And at least for the moment he has been able to make a path into his large shed.

Check out the Previous Post:
Our Lifetime Playset

Check out the Next Post:
What's in a name?

Be the First to comment






Incorrect please try again
  • Get a new challenge
  • Get an audio challenge
  • Get a visual challenge
  • Help
Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

Nothing to report... Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to publish. Your comment will not publish right away because this blog is moderated.

 
  • Random
  • Popular
  • Recent
What to Get a Tween for Christmas? A Lifetime Youth Kayak!
Are you still trying to figure what to get a Tween or a "kid who has everything" on your Christmas list?Trust me, I know how you feel. As a mom of an 8-year-old, I completely understand how tough it is to come up with gift ideas for those ages when they aren't really into characters or toys anymore. But, if you have a child who loves being active in the water, I have a perfect idea for you - a Lifetime Youth Kayak! My family tested the pink Lifetime Wave Kayak this summer and we absolutely loved it! Between my kids and my nieces, we had ages 4, 8, 9, and 11 using it. And, I even tried it, too! I must say, we were amazed at how quickly all of the kids got the hang of paddling and maneuvering when they had a kayak and paddle their own size. We have sit-inside adult kayaks that they have tried in the past, but sitting down in t...
Taking Sit-On-Top Kayaks to the Next Level with New Lifetime Tamarack
As I promised in previous posts, its time to unleash a brand-spanking-new sit-on-top kayak! This season weve introduced our LifetimeTamarack 120 and the Lifetime Tamarack 120 Angler and I dont think youll be disappointed! The Lifetime Tamarack 120 comes in a beautiful vibrant red with tons of added features like shock cords, carry handles, storage deck and a sealed hatch! This kayak also features our new folding seat back! It folds up when youre using it to give your back the support it needs and then, at the end of the day, it completely folds down for transport.What more could you ask for? But wait, theres more! Weve specially designed this kayak to be fast, track well and be extremely stable, so no matter where your paddle adventure leads, our Tamarack 120 is equipped to take you there! So maybe you are an avid fisherman...
Repeat to Three-Peat?
The NBA Finals are hours away. Who do you have? Either way I think this is going to be an exciting rematch from the 2013 finals. Finals rematches don't come around too often so make sure you watch history in the making. The Spurs are coming for redemption and Heat are trying for a three-peat. The NBA Finals are always an exciting time of year in my house. We like to grill up BBQ for dinner and watch the games as a family. After the games, get out on a Lifetime Basketball system and shoot some hoops with the family to bring it home.