Shed AC

Sunday we actually put the AC unit into the shed wall and nobody died.

I say this because when we were done the Hubs said, “Well that went better than anticipated.”

Which made me post-project anxious. I wasn’t really aware of all the pitfalls he was planning.

Anyway, it’s in.

I did as expected and stood around waiting for requests. I got tools, handed stuff to him and just generally stood around and took pictures.

This is before anything happened:

Framing all installed:

Cutting the hole:

There’s a hole in the shed!

Unit installed:

It works!

After that got Great Stuffed, we proceeded to finish the insulating:

We tacked up the cord, so it doesn’t sag. Did a little cleaning, and viola, the shed is all neat and tidy.

Yeah, it’s really not. But the AC is in and the insulation is finished.

Today’s project was painting blocks.

I know, my life is like a beacon of glory, right? Everyone wants to be me.

These are part of the platform for the well pump. I still have the current blocks to do, but I need to free them from their duty of holding up the pump, first. This is a start on the project that will likely last the rest of the week.

I finally picked up some peat moss and cow poop. Tomorrow I will mix it all together and do some planting. I have some herbs, some peppers, and some flowers to get into the ground. Hopefully winter is done and I won’t lose them.

Finally, I have some knitting progress to report.

I started this shawl to do while watching TV:

It’s a tiny bit more intense at the startup, so it’s been sitting in its bag while I work on my sweater. I’ll get back to this at some point.

Sweater progress:

I was going along fine til I got to the neck shaping. The lace up there isn’t quite as bad as it looks here, but it’s not perfect either because of the binding off instructions. Normally I would get all weird and start ripping it out, but the Hubs pointed out that every knitter makes awful sweaters at the beginning. Since this is pretty much the beginning for me, I’m just calling it “experience” and letting it go. I really like this yarn, Brimfield by Valley Yarns, it’s soft and very workable, but I’m not all that happy with the stitch definition. For a practice sweater, it’s not all that terrible.


10 thoughts on “Shed AC

  1. As a practice sweater, it rocks! You under appreciate your talent. At least your “practice sweater” looks like a sweater. I was talking about knitters producing sweaters that would fit Quasimodo!!

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  2. My first two sweaters were the best I ever made. No clue why (because one was REALLY complex) and after two (plus) decades of not knitting I’m totally paranoid about ever making a sweater again. I think it looks pretty damn good. Many a neckline ick is magically “fixed” when doing the collar, and nobody will know except you. Of course, if you’re like me that will drive you nuts and you’ll think about it every time you pull it on. It’s a curse. Yay for shed AC! Good job gettin’ ‘er done!

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  3. Maybe we both over think. Your first 2 sweaters, you didn’t really know any better and just trusted the directions. I now overthink every stitch. In fact, I started the other side last night and after 20 rows ripped it out because I thought I made a mistake.
    It depends on different factors if something will drive me nuts… maybe I will just wear it and be satisfied. Of course here, I may only wear it once or twice a year, so maybe I’ll forget!!

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    • Ignorance is certainly bliss. I remember the second sweater I chose to knit. The LYS owner looked kinda surprised and said, “Are you SURE you want to make that?” Absolutely! Yeah, I’m an idiot. Granted, I had her to turn to if/when I got stuck, but it was still lots of ‘firsts’ for a beginning knitter. I had to learn how to read a chart. I had to work with three different colors of significantly “fuzzy” yarn. It was a lot to manage. Let’s just say there was a certain amount of blood, sweat, tears and regret knit up in that sweater. I don’t remember how long it took, but I still wear that sweater at least once every winter and I get compliments on it every single time. Mostly because the yarn is so gorgeous and the slightly oversized style is still in vogue. It’s certainly not because I did such a great job making it. šŸ˜‰

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  4. Charts? Fuzzy?? Yeah, the LYS was right to question your sanity! But you finished it! And people respond to it’s beauty, that’s thanks enough! And all the skills you picked up stay with you (mostly as warning beacons, I imagine!)
    I still don’t do charts very often, and avoid halo and fuzzy yarn like the plague!

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  5. My folks have TOM categories. (TOM = test of a marriage) They range from 1 to 5. I’d rate this a solid 3, possibly even 2, since there was the looming threat of death. Glad you navigated this one safely. Good luck with your knitting projects!!

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  6. Wow you are staying so busy, trying to find time to knit must be harder. I always told my children and now my grand children when they were doing something and made a mistake or it wasn’t coming out right, It’s ok, no one died. Tell your hubby that “every knitter has issues when they are starting sweaters in the beginning” instead of “every knitter makes awful sweaters at the beginning” would have gotten him an extra helping of favorite whatever, LOL.

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    • I think I would faint if the Hubs ever said something like that to me!!!
      Funny, “no one died”… I always told the Kraken not to bleed or barf in my car, everything else can be fixed!
      I usually only knit at night, I feel badly “relaxing” during the day while the Hubs is still working. I try to keep busy so he doesn’t ask if I need to get a job šŸ˜‰

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