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Building A Shed

One of my favorite things about David is his ability to problem solve. The other, is his insatiable curiosity and desire to learn new things. In our twelve years together he’s learned to surf, brushed off his sailing skills, learned Korean, perfected a few dishes and so many more. I’m always in awe of the way he tackles new skills and interests.

When we bought our house he decided it was lacking in just one area—we needed a shed. He bought some tools, downloaded an architectural design program, designed what is basically a tiny house and got to work. He poured concrete and added a roof in 20 degree weather. He lined the inside with insulation and plywood. He built surf racks. And he did this all by himself, with a little help from YouTube. The shed is gorgeous, with custom windows and a roofline that matches the house (we joke that he could sell the schematics!). But the best part? Knowing how much his nieces and nephews like to have camp-like sleep overs, he took extra care to build a loft —with custom window—at the side overlooking the water. While we sadly couldn’t do our traditional family beach vacation this year due to covid, it’s ready and waiting for the (not so little anymore!) girls and all their American Girl dolls next year.

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