After days and days of waiting for information, the Home Depot store rep. for TUFF SHED said we couldn't get this hen house, because it wasn't available in the California market - - BLAST! Now we were back to square one, oh how very disconcerting! However, all was not lost, as you can see, because I'm getting the TUFF SHED coop after all. How did I manage such a retail miracle you may be wondering? Well, as it would happen, I had filled out a quote request on TUFF SHED's website and I got an email from the Anaheim store's sales rep. and she answered all my questions and even gave me a quote! Now I was confused, because it seemed like she was offering something another sales rep. said I couldn't have.
To alleviate my confusion, I called Liz at the Anaheim TUFF SHED location and she said they could build it there and have it installed within 3 days! Oh the joy - and best of all, my husband and I will save time, money, and our marriage, because with the purchase of this awesome hen house from TUFF SHED, it comes with free installation! They'll even customize it and paint it for you, how awesome is that? Now, I realize my exuberance may not fully embody the homesteading spirit, but I think it is best for one to know one's limitations in order to prevent eminent failure and heartache. Though my husband and I love watching home improvement shows, that doesn't mean we are good at it. As much as I hate to admit it, we don't always cooperate very well together, because I have a tendency to lean toward perfectionism, but my husband leans toward the "it's good enough" side of the home improvement scale - wait... I think my eye is starting to twitch. You see dear reader, like oil and water, these two ideologies don't mix very well. At any rate, we both agree that this is the best route for us to go. Isn't marital concord bliss?
So for a mere $1200 we will have a well built "Poulet Chalet" for our future little flock; this handsome sum is chicken scratch compared to some of the poultry palaces I have seen on the Interweb, that range anywhere from $500 to $2000. This vast price range encompasses variants such as size of the coop, construction materials, building permits, and marital counseling, or divorce court fees. Well, I hope to document the coop build as it happens, and post it on the blog. Hopefully the installation guys aren't camera shy, and
don't mind the presence of the home owner, the whole process of installation, as I understand it, will take 5 hours. These are professional installers, so can you imagine how long it would take me and Robert to do it? I shudder to even think about it!
I am going to set the construction date and installation for the end of September. Why so far away? Well, it is because it is pool season here at the Zubiate homestead, which means a 10 ft. diameter above ground vinyl pool is currently occupying the future site of our Poullet Chalet. Not to mention I need time to clear the two massive tree stumps