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comment by goobster
goobster  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017

I'm not sick any more, and I hit all my deadlines last week while I was sick. Basically, I rock.

I'm getting my garden shed/writer's retreat/workshop this month. Turns out building a nice one, and just buying one, kinda pencil out similarly in cost. And they can build/install it in a day. It would take me a month.

Now I just gotta level the ground, and decide how comfortable I am ignoring the 5-foot setback. (Which, for those who don't know, is the amount of space that you need to leave open between any "permanent structure" and your property line.)

Because, if I have a 10x12 shed set in the corner of my yard, that means that the 210 sq feet of space between my new shed and my fence is now rendered basically useless. And I'm not willing to lose that much of my back yard.

So what if I make that a 3-foot setback? 2-foot? Hmmm...

(In the long term, if I build it without the proper setbacks from the property line, it just makes the house harder to sell in the future. Which I don't care about, because my wife has already declared that she will be carried out of this house in a pine box. So fuck it... I'll put my shed wherever I want! It's not like I have kids or other family that will outlive me, so who cares if the shed is in the wrong place?)

Gotta decide this week, though.

And then get out there and start digging with a shovel so I can create a flat and level spot to plop the shed down on.

Stuff to do...