Anatomy of a Shed

Anatomy of a Shed

Anatomy of a Shed

Saturday was a winterizing day for me. We got about eight inches of snow last weekend, so I figured I better take advantage of the beautiful fall day and get the shed cleaned out and then packed up with all of our patio playthings.

As you can see from the photos, my shed is absolutely packed. I guess that's what a shed is supposed to look like, isn't it? I had a unique opportunity of being a part of the team that developed the shed - from start to finish. I remember when it came up as an idea for a new product, I remember reading through the miles and miles of research about it and I remember seeing the prototypes as they came and went. I know more about these sheds than any other Lifetime product, and I am exceedingly proud of them.

I also bought one of the first sheds we produced. According to the serial numbers and julian dates on my shed, it was manufactured on the second day of production - ever! So, it could be said that my shed is one of the founding fathers. It has served me well.

Now, going through my shed is like walking through my own personal Presidential Library. It's full of stuff dating back to my childhood, and my career out in the workforce. Let's walk through it and you'll see what I am talking about.

Hockey Sticks - About a dozen or so, all of them used by guys I was close to when I worked for the Utah Grizzlies.

Boxes and boxes of Olympic Documents. I spent 18 months working for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, so I've got results books, news stories, training materials and things I wrote for the Olympic News Service. The best being object being the oversized head of "Powder," one of the Olympic mascots. That is a very long story, perhaps another day.

The big gold tubs on the left are full of Star Wars Action Figures. The remnants of an obsession that has gripped me since I was five years old.

Up on the shelf, their are posters of football players, super villains, blockbuster movies and even a snow-globe or two. I also have a statue of a rooster - I honestly don't know why, but I can't bring myself to throw it out.

You will also find a quilt frame, many used baby seats and toys, all of my childhood memories, boxes of mostly-read books, an antique sled and several other products by Lifetime. Including my beloved Sport Table...one of my favorite tables we make.

The point is, a shed is what you want it to be. Some use it for garden tools and lawn mowers, some use it to store motorcycles, and for me, I use it to store my treasures and trinkets. If it were a little bigger, and heated, it would be my man cave.

But that's another blog post altogether.

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