4.5.12

slapped by mother nature

Yesterday I nearly had a mental breakdown. Over the past week or so, we've been building a brand new outdoor shed and had it half way complete, with plans to finish it off this weekend. Mother nature didn't seem to approve of this idea, so she decided to take our shed out with one slap of her invisible hand.  We had an intense storm that lasted all of five minutes. It was almost as if a huge bucket of water was dumped right on top of us. It was spewing out of our downspouts and when I noticed the wind picking up, I said to D, "I'm worried about our shed, it's going to blow away!" knowing that it was just a frame with two walls up. He went outside to check and my nightmare was confirmed. Shed on ground, crunched pieces all around. {umm, new rhyme?}

I ran out and started propping it back up with wood stakes... Lightning and a metal shed didn't seem like such a smart idea but I was angry and needed to do something.... and then the storm was over. THANKS SO MUCH! I'm hoping today we can salvage it somehow and continue trying to build it. Otherwise it was a huge waste of time and money. Sad day.

To cheer myself up, here are some photos of inspirational outdoor spaces... hopefully one day we can achieve half of this gorgeousness:

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p.s. i've changed my comments to "embedded comments" so i can reply easier. do you prefer this over the popup window?

29 comments:

  1. I just died.....
    The first one is so beautiful!
    And I love the combination of tiles and grass. Such a neat idea.

    I'm so sorry about your shed :(
    crossing my fingers that all goes well now!

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  2. Awwww I'm so sorry the storm ruined all your hard work but don't give up! That's my motto! If life knocks you back a little I like to think that you should stick you middle finger up back at life and say 'SOD YOU! YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WIN!' lol pick yourself (and your shed) back up, dust it off and it'll all be worth it in the end! Show us how gorgeous it looks when it's finished :D

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    xoxox

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  3. oh what a bummer...blast the rain! Try try again! (thats what my gma always says ha)

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com

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  4. It never fails! I'm so sorry. Hopefully y'all can get it back up & completed soon!

    I love the picture w/the outdoor fireplace & how the grass is checkered. I saw that on Pinterest...beautiful!

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  5. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your shed! I hope you can salvage it.

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  6. That storm was crazy, lighting, thunder, some gusting winds, a down pouring of rain and it lasted only a few minutes...then it was DONE. I have lived in Kitchener for 6 years now (Ottawa before that) but I have never seen storms like the ones around here. They are serious, cause lots of damage but normally only last a few minutes mother nature is not one I like to mess with.

    I am so sorry about your shed hopefully you are able to fix it and keep working on it.

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    1. it WAS crazy, right!? Last year we had a pretty scary one happen where I actually saw a funnel cloud start to form right above our house. My heart has never beat so fast! I used to live on a big hill where tornadoes and things wouldn't happen, but moving out here to flat ground and by the water has me hating mother nature even more!! strong winds seriously terrify me more than anything!

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  7. wow- amazing idea. it's a fantastic inspiration-
    thx for sharing.
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  8. Stupid rain! :( But amazing inspiration to start again :) These look lovely! x

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  9. Such beautiful images - great post!

    xx

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Poor shed! That really sucks. I hope you can fix it!

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  11. beautiful photos...but the first one blew me away completely!!!
    great inspiration!!!
    xoxo

    http://invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  12. oh gosh, that first picture makes me so happy! the mister and i almost got married in this forest that is surrounded by tree houses like this. beautiful!
    xo TJ

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    1. that sounds amazing!!!!
      i want a tree house/guest house thing sooo bad!
      xo

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  13. Maybe it happened for a reason. What if there was something wrong with the foundation or the spot wasn't right, or the materials you chose were not the most sutible ones (even if you were told they were) and something bad had happened while you guys were in there (I'm glad that wasn't the case).

    I know it must have sucked to see your work and money just thrown away and it's going to take you a while to get over, but you'll be fine, I'm sure nature didn't do it on purpose and it'd be sorry if it knew it made you sad.

    Keep on getting inspiration from the pics you just posted.

    Good Luck :)

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  14. i really love the interior design..
    very unique
    3lin

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  15. Sorry to hear...I hope they're are salvageable pieces for you. Have a wonderful weekend!

    xx,
    klee

    mrslee-flabtofab.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh wow I am so sorry it seems like stuff always happens like that to me as well :( I hope you all get it up and working soon <3

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  17. Sorry about your shed, but those pictures look fab!

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  18. Oh my all these are so nice! And what a cute layout you have!

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  19. These were realy wonderfull magical paces you showed us. Thank You !

    Best wishes from Germany

    Moppelelfe Steffi

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  20. Oh no! We too have shedquaters and when I'm in there and it starts to rain the animals start coming in two by two. I hope it's all ok and secure!

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  21. Wow! These pictures are amazing! I want to have a garden so bad! But I doubt it would look like any of these outdoor spaces, but still :)

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  22. Aww, sorry about your poor shed :(
    Those are some incredible outdoor spaces!

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  23. OH no! I hope you can salvage the shed.
    I recently bought a house with a full garden lawn, with no gardening experience it's been interesting.
    Those backyards are dreamy!

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  24. that first picture is like a fairy house! so enchanting- probably my inner child's dream to play in there.

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  25. I think I like embedded comments better, as well. You're right; it is easier for you to reply. ... as for your shed, I hope that it is salvageable! I'm so sorry that that happened to you.

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