The mailbox which came with the house needed replacement. The previous owner had painted a nice fox on it but the mailbox itself was absolute junk and feeling the effects of time so it had to go. I don't like doing things twice and don't like the look of most mailboxes so I went a little beefier than most for the replacement. I shouldn't have to do that again.
Things looked like we would be able to pay off the house in maybe just a couple years so I didn't want to build a garage when we would just move. So I started building a nice shed I could take with me when I moved and then use it as a guest cottage.
Elizabeth wanted a garden to grow some vegetables with the kids. She wanted a raised garden like my sister has but I don't like masonry blocks much and decided to make it out of limestone slabs that the local rock yard has at a decent price.