So I have issues with being around people. I can do it sometimes, but take me a long time to talk myself into it. I have a very low fence on one side of my yard. It's 4 ft. My neighbors are very nice people, don't bother me, but I'm uncomfortable going out there sometimes. Today I got a little unexpected money and headed for HD. I bought some cheap boards and had them cut, since they just don't fit in my car and I know what sizes I basically needed. Huge find while they were cutting for me. The throw outs were there. I felt a little better about taking them since I was actually spending money. I found some so so 2x4's and some 2x6 blocks. The blocks will hold feeders (I think.) I also got some off pieces of plywood and some of the nicer shelving. There was another piece of ply that they were charging 51 cents for, so got that too. Bought scews and nails and my cart was full for $21. Got home and unloaded and when I went out back there's a huge volleyball game going on. They have a nice court and bleachers, so there was a crowd. I really wanted to get started, so grabbed the drill from the garage and headed for the house and had my son bring in the wood. Got the bottom frame done and burnt out my husbands brand new drill. Don't know what I did, but he had just bought it 2 days before he died and feel terrible. I did get the bottom frame done, but need some 45 degree angles cut, so I'll sneak out tomorrow and cut those. I decided I'd play with all these wood pieces and found I can build another smaller coop (actually they'll be 2 smallish tractors and there's enough free plywood to enclose the smallest one that will be for some of my tiny bantams. I have 5 more boards the same size as 3 that I bought today, so I have enough to make either one bigger one or two more small ones. I bought 2 nest boxes at the auction the other day, should have bought them all since I got them for less that 4 bucks. Think maybe less that 3. I'll have to find my receipt, and I'm going to remove the tops and make them usable from outside. More room and easier to get too. So I'm here watching TV and playing on BYC and forming what I want to do in my livingroom. Note to self. Next time I work on a dark green carpet, use a tarp! Guy that cut the wood for me and let me go through the throw outs laughed when I said I'd see him tomorrow. When he found out what I was doing he was really nice and I told him I'd bring pics in when I finish. These aren't going to be anything fancy, but I'm going to work on them off and on through the night. Have to finish them outside, because they would fit through any of my doors, but they should be light weight, so I can move them by myself. My kids don't come over often, but I can just see the looks on their faces if they showed up and saw coops in the house. "Really Mom? You're going to start keeping them in the house now???" They all hate my chickens. Thank GOD for grandchildren that think Grandma is cool.