almost 40 years, I have attempted to work on my projects in various
arenas. First it was at a rented house with a decent small
garage. Then our first house had no garage and the work was
done in the basement or in the yard. Our next house had a pretty
decent garage, but the projects still seemed to overflow the
area. When we moved to Evergreen in '76, the house had a
reasonable size two car garage. However, my equipment and Pat's
car (in the winter) relegated me to a small area to try to build my
cars and work on various projects.
In assembling photos
of my projects for our web page, every file had at least one photo of
me working in the snow or rain (if you make it thru the various pages
you will see a few)! It is fun to think about all the weather
related hardships, but it sure will be nice not to have to face the
problem in the future!!
I had always dreamed of a large
garage. Because of the frustration of building the motorhome in
the elements (read rain and snow what seemed like most of the time), I
decided that I would build a garage big enough for the motorhome and
maybe even a bus conversion (to a motorhome) someday. The design
ended up being 36'X56' with 14 foot tall walls.
planned to do most of the work to keep the cost down. Turns out
that even the best laid plans and budgets don't always work out.
I ended up contracting out the concrete work, but the rest of the
project will be done by me.
Let's look at the progress.