One of the mistakes I made when I first moved here was thinking that I wanted to build everything so it was permanent. In my head I didn't want to do things that I'd have to redo at a later date.
On the face of it this seemed like a good idea, but it actually stopped me from doing projects as I thought I hadn't got the time or funds to complete it properly.
So I changed my out look and I no longer mind doing things for a temporary solution.
Like this roughly laid path by the side of our house. It doesn't look great but it keeps every ones feet out of the mud when we use the back door. It didn't cost anything to lay (the slabs are all second hand) and it only took me ten minutes to chuck them down. But now I'm walking over them without having to wash off my boots every time I go back to the house, I'm wondering why I didn't do this at the start of the winter. The path is right where our extension is going to go, so it's definitely temporary, and that's what probably put me off doing it in the first place.
I had the same type of problem with the old rickety wood shed when we first moved here. I didn't use it to store the firewood that first winter because I wanted to rip it down, when actually I used it last winter to keep our wood dry and it performed well and until we've got something else to replace it I'll keep using it. It's a temporary, low cost solution to the problem but at the moment that's all we can do and it's still better than having wet firewood.
Anyone else built any temporary projects lately?