Glad it was a 3-day weekend. Because this was definitely a 3-day job.
It would have been a lot faster if I didn't have to hang the gutters too but that would have taken all the fun out of it. As it is, 3 sides of our 2-car garage will be caught and delivered to the barrel. Since it holds 60 gallons, I'll be interested to see what kind of rainfall is required to fill it up.
Just need a day for the gutter sealant to cure and we should be all set for a cloudburst. Both I and our thirsty vegetable garden can hardly wait.
On this long Labor Day weekend here in the US, I'm taking
time off from writing to install a rain barrel. That's right. A catcher of
nature's gift, which we'll use on our vegetable garden. For years, my wife has farmed
a small plot behind our garage. Peppers, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini
and squash have all come out of the garden. Soil and water have gone in. Lots
of water. So I decided some time ago that a rain barrel would be a splendid
addition to the garden.
What I should have told you is I'm spending the weekend
putting up gutters on the garage. The rain barrel is just an extra that comes
at the end.