Anyone who's ever been in my workshop will appreciate the magnitude of what I've accomplished in the last two weeks....Wait, I think I hear a collective "OMG". When my mom saw it yesterday that was her reaction; followed by, "Where's all your stuff!!!!" Answer: "In my storage unit."
Well not entirely true; some items were donated and some sold to Consignage Home. Time to get rid of the Sanford & Son decor and treat myself to a real working workshop.
The plywood and tarp walls to the right (also added a few years ago) used to be open to allow the animals to go outside and down some steps where the cages continued outside. They had a couple of tigers so they needed a large area with a sally port system. Yes, we removed a lot of cages! Once I have a real wall here where the tarp is, I'll have more workspace and we'll put a wash sink where the wood is now on the left side....yeah!...now I won't have to make the trek over the stepping stones through the breezeway through the garage to the mudroom every time I need water!
Although we had made some improvements, I'm excited about having "real lighting" instead of the string of construction lights I have now. Power outlets around the walls will be nice; although I do like the drop down power cord in the center of the room.
This will be my new access to the shop once we do some new concrete work and move the fence back on the left and widen that half of the gate. Then I'll be able to get my truck down to that carport down below.
I like the natural light I get here from the east wall and it's pretty seeing the trees outside. So, I think this may have to be a wall with windows above the block wall. Once that tarp outside becomes a wall, I don't know if I'll need an actual door....
Once we had the propane tank moved from the other side of that block wall, I knew we were moving forward so I had to drop everything and start clearing out so we can get the work done. I still have a bit to do but now you can see why I haven't posted any fun projects for a few days.
It was a good exercise to go through everything just to see what I have....I found lots of "to do" projects and let go of things I'll probably never get to.
I feel very fortunate to have this large space to work in and a husband willing to make improvements to make my experience more pleasant and productive. Since we live in an area that is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, it has been a difficult place to work year 'round. If we get this thing buttoned up before winter I'll be able to work out here whenever I want....
...saving the world one piece of junk at a time...