Murdo Girl…You get what you pay for

I’m starting to lose patience with the guy I hired to remodel my she-shed. Nothing has happened since I first got the idea several months ago to make a she-shed out of the shed in our backyard. The guy can’t work on it when it’s raining, sunny, hot, cold, or any day of the week that ends in Y. I think he might be stringing me along.


So what do I do? I thought about doing it myself. How hard can it be to seal up the area between the roof and the walls? I bet I could do it with some really thick caulking stuff. My next step would be to find some re-purposed wood, cut it to the right lengths, and nail it to the studs on the inside walls. The guy down the street has an old rickety fence I could offer to tear down for the wood and there’s a chainsaw around here someplace.

I’d really like to have big windows in the front on either side of the double doors. I could go to Lowes and buy a couple of windows, bring them home, measure them, measure the walls so I could saw holes the right size, and use some of that Gorilla Glue to hold them in. I might even put some cute little shutters on the windows. I think I’ll paint the concrete floor a blue-grey color. The shingles all look good, but I have to paint the outside. I’m thinking of painting it plaid.

Kip said he needs to dig a drainage trench around the outside. Is that kind of like a moat? How hard can that be? We have shovels. I’ll just do it before I put the yard in. Lowes has artificial turf that looks a lot like real grass.

I think I’ll put some of those floating shelves up on the inside and some planter boxes under the windows.

All I’ll have left to do is buy a little desk, a couple of chairs, and a good used round rug. I don’t think I’ll even need curtains. I should be able to do it all for around $2000 dollars.

Don’t worry. I’m not quite finished…I think I’ll make a copy of this and put it where Kip, the remodel guy, will accidentally see it.


Photo might be subject to copyright, but I doubt it.

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…You get what you pay for

  1. Nancy February 19, 2020 / 7:26 pm

    I could tell you how to get him on the job. Well, on second thought maybe not. Why? Because it really never worked out for me and it just delayed the progress.


    • Mary Francis McNinch February 19, 2020 / 8:48 pm

      You are too funny. I thought the threat of $2000 coming out of his pocket would work, but he didn’t catch on. You have to hit some contractors over the head with a board.


  2. sanjuan831 February 18, 2020 / 9:24 pm

    Yes, putting a picture of that up in several places might do the trick. Plus food. Lots of food.


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