Dirt Floor Drama

Three years ago I converted a back yard shed into a “she shed” for my daughter. We only have a three bedroom house, and so when she went away to college we tried to give our boys the opportunity to have their own rooms and still give our daughter a landing pad. This shed was a Costco shed that I’d just planned to store tools and stuff, but we just quickly tweaked it into this cute little room. When I made the conversion I did have this thought in the back of my mind, “You know it would probably be best for me to totally change the foundation and sub-floor on this thing first.” But I quickly silenced that thought with the reality that I needed to get it done before Thanksgiving. It worked great for 3 years.

Recently I noticed the floor kinda getting bouncy. It made me nervous but I put it out of my mind until last week. I opened up the floor hoping for the best news – just a patch job – but discovered the worst news. The entire sub floor was rotten and I had to cut out the entire floor. Now the challenge is even bigger and I’m going to have to find a way to jack up the shed, make a concrete pad, and then drop this one ton room on the new foundation. Easy – as in not. As I was ripping out the floor last week I thought to myself, “If the foundation has a problem, the whole building ends up with problems.” This is going to be interesting.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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