You just never know what interesting side projects will pop up around here. The bottom of the shed in Mom’s backyard isn’t watertight (and it was never intended to be), so when it rains water seeps in under the walls. As much as possible, Mom wants to keep water off her stuff in the shed, so I came up with the brilliant idea of building a raised floor. Of course. I wonder where else I can build a raised floor besides a van and a shed?
Things are still moving along in Gypsy Land—slowly, but surely. I finally got around to laying down the rest of the vinyl to cover the OSB.
Some of the floor supports were cut sloppily, making the floor uneven, so I spent some time sanding them flush and touching up the finish. (This is a ‘before’ picture.)
I’m sure there’s a better way to shear an eighth of an inch off the top of a 2×4, but I mostly used 60 grit sand paper and elbow grease. About three quarters of the way through I finally remembered that I own an angle grinder with a flap wheel. Power tools, can’t live without ‘em … unless you forget that they exist in the first place.
One of the under-floor storage compartments is supposed to house a collapsible ladder, and the grey water line runs right up through it, so I had to devise a way to keep the ladder from banging into the grey water line, but also provide access if needed. Another sloppy hack emerged. It ain’t pretty, but it works. Thank goodness it will be hidden from view.
I’m not usually this sloppy, I promise. It’s just … to put it bluntly, Pinole is making me crazy. I’m cranky, and all I want to do is escape back down to the sanity of LA for a few weeks, but I don’t want to leave Mom with a living room full of van paraphernalia. Suffice to say that the motivation to finish Gypsy and make her livable has been upped a few notches, making sloppy work much more acceptable.
Tomorrow I hope to begin assembling my jigsaw puzzle of a floor, and the custom dollys for the refrigerator and freezer. Giddyup.