It is fast getting hot in Florida, so on Wednesday Retro Man decided to head up alone to Tree Ring to finish the Shelter.
For all of my new blog fans (I know you're out there), here are some links showing the progress of the Shelter.
2009/12: We Need A Shelter
2010/01: Off to the Woods - Finally!
2010/02: The Camper's Final Resting Place
2010/03: Tree Ring Time!
2010/05: Another Small Step To A Shelter
2010/06: The Shelter Gets Some Legs
2010/06: It Must Just Be Me
2010/10: The Shelter Gets A Head(er)
2010/12: We Have A List. We Just Have To Check It.
To give you some perspective, here is an aerial view of Tree Ring. The red dot marks the spot where the shelter is located.
Retro Man arrived around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, unpacked everything, and then it hailstormed for 3 hours.
Wednesday night was filled with Chuck-Will's-Widow calls until 2 in the morning. Turn your speakers up and check it out.
Note to self: Put earplugs on your Country checklist.
On Thursday morning, instead of getting started, everything had to be dried out first.
Thursday night, the coyotes were howling. This also lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Check out Coyote1 on this page.
Friday, the Purlins went up.
Friday night was blessedly quiet. The Sheriff must have written tickets to the critters for violating the noise ordinance.
Saturday, the roof went on, and this is our new Shelter.
It's 20 degrees cooler under there. Just like we wanted. And it's nice and dry when it rains too.
Retro Man had expected to return yesterday, but because he lost a day drying stuff out, he just came back this morning.
Red as a lobster.
He put up the 3x18 foot roof sections all by himself. Heck, he built the entire thing by himself.
He is so awesome!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter. Mine was great in so many ways.