I love looking at pictures. They seem to tell what words sometimes cannot. We were getting the outhouse completed as we waited on our logs.
At this point my husband really felt the need to have some ‘openings’ for airflow in our outhouse. I can honestly say that I don’t blame him. We didn’t know how/if this whole ‘dry toilet’ thing was going to work. So, here is our solution, and our homemade frames to put awnings over the openings on the sides of our outhouse.
You know, we don’t want any buggies making their way in, especially bugs that are 5′ long and slither. Nope, not into snakes. AT.ALL.
It was either not sitting against the wall of our outhouse, or it wasn’t hanging nicely over the frame at the bottom. Something had to change here. See what I mean?
At this point, I was pretty well satisfied with the metal piece that I had drawn to be cut out for our awning. It is really tough to cut this stuff. . . or maybe we just do not have the right tools. Anyway, that was my husband’s job, and I thought he did a great job. It met up against the wall of the outhouse, and also hung far enough past the frame to make it work. But as you can see, there are some SHARP edges on this piece of metal. We really don’t know how to alter that, nor do we even really care. It is high enough off of the ground that noone should even have cause to be near it close enough to get hurt on. So, there it is!
That night we decided to stay down there in the camper. We do not have electricity to it yet. Guess what we didn’t know when we were looking for a level spot on our property that would work to hold this giant? ELECTRICITY! Go figure. We need to be close to the electricity to be properly hooked up. YEP, already it is not going to work well in the spot we chose. Se la vie! We are making so many mistakes, and learning so much! YES SIR REE! That’s what we do.
I try not to make mistakes. Really! But we don’t know what we don’t know; and there are surely going to be more mistakes we make along the way. I am preaching to myself here. “We are going to make mistakes. IT.IS.OKAY.” repeat, and repeat again.
With that being said, we were ‘roughin’ it’ for the night. We had to make due since we had no electricity or running water hooked up. Our camp light that we got for the outhouse came in handy in the camper. Um. . . we had water that we brought from home. It worked. And it was much easier than staying in a tent.
It was a fun first night, and the boys were loving the adventure of it all!
We wanted to stay the night so that we could get up and at ’em, and get working the next day. It was fun! And you know, I was talking with a friend on the phone outside of the camper for a bit, and LOVIN’ the peaceful night sky, and the quiet of the darkness. It felt so wonderful just being there at night.
The next day, we were back at it. . .
Now don’t hang me. I don’t let them climb under the camper ever anymore. I just wasn’t thinking at the moment, and they fit perfectly under it, and were in the shade protected from the blazing sun. Now they go to the shade of a tree, which is actually more naturally cooler anyway. But, it was a cute picture I thought, right?
It was a couple of sweet days feeling like we actually are almost finished with this outhouse. And waiting for the logs.
Just “Thank you LORD!” for your provision as we move forward with this HUGE project we have ahead of us.