On Sunday, we had family and friends over for a cookout and another BD celebration for our youngest granddaughter. We asked the kids when they could help us move stuff from the storage room to the garage. Didn’t take long to realize, we needed to do it asap or it would be a month or more before they’d have time to help.
It was a year ago over Labor Day my family helped Bob & me move stuff out of our falling down garage into a storage unit with the anticipation of stuff being there for a couple of months. Did you get that I said a year ago? Yeah, like many remodeling events, it took longer than anticipated.
We ran into problems with getting City Permits. Well, in fact, we’d had trouble with getting our house permits because of the garage. That’s why we separated the garage work from the house work in the first place.
The garage was sad, sad, sad. The roof slanted, so we could only get one car inside. In our part of Texas with tornadoes and hail, having a garage is pretty important.
Nine months after we thought the garage work would begin, it began. Remember I said the building was sad? It was so sad that before the workers could take it down, they had to prop it up so it didn’t fall down on them while they were demolishing the structure.
Finally, it was down, and work on the concrete began. We have enough concrete for a commercial building. Not sure how that happened, but there it is. In the process, the grands liked to dance on it like it was a stage.
Then the garage was built. I love our new garage. We put plywood on the walls because it’s easier to nail stuff when you don’t have to look for the studs. It and the house were painted a lovely sea-blue!
Good thing we were able to move things into the garage when we did. Our master shower and commode got clogged up. We were looking at showering outside & washing hair in the kitchen sink if we hadn’t been able to move things from our second bath shower, where stuff had been stored for a year, into the garage.
We still have to go through boxes—there’s tons of stuff I think we can give away—and we have some cooler weather for the next couple of weeks that makes it easier to go through stuff.
Of course, I’m still working on my TCU course on Indie Publishing, Who Me? and Act of Betrayal releases the 21 of September, but I’ll find time for the garage stuff.
So, what did you do over Labor Day? Grill, travel, hang out with friends or family, or just chill? Love to hear from you.
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