Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Roofed

Here's the garage, so far. Z is standing in L's garage door for perspective. All the grass in front of the garage will soon be driveway. Unfortunately, our second apple tree will have to be cut, so I can get the truck in the garage.
The contractors got our metal roof on today. It's actually dark brown, but I couldn't get a picture without the reflection off the roof. This is the back door to the garage. Note the big honkin' window to the right of the door.

The electrician was on site last week. It looks like wiring the garage will be cheaper than we thought. He said he would start wiring as soon as the roof was on. We're ready for him. We've been cutting all the brush and weeds away from the power pole. I also transplanted the hostas that were located where the wiring trench will run. Z has been busy picking up the scraps when the workers leave for the day.

Our work will start in earnest when the carpenters and electrician are finished. Our to-do list is rather overwhelming. We hope to have the house, garage, and shed painted before winter sets in. We also hope to have most of the backyard landscaped by then too.
We'll just breathe deeply and take one step at a time.

27 Comments:

At 6/20/2006 9:30 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

Wow, what a lot of work. So sad about your apple tree. Lookin' good!

 
At 6/21/2006 7:22 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

Ta Da! It seems like it went up overnight, though I'm sure you'd beg to differ. It looks great. I'm definitely having garage envy now. I ought to take a picture on my garage and show you what I mean.

 
At 6/21/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

saby and jim, play nice or begone!!

Squirl, it's a choice between getting our truck in the garage and the apple tree. The tree lost. :(

VV, it went up to this point in about a week. A lot faster than if the 3 of us were building it!
I've had serious garage envy for 29 years! I promise not to gloat if you post a picture of your garage. ;)

 
At 6/21/2006 5:50 PM, Blogger SME said...

NICE!! Seems to be moving quickly.

 
At 6/21/2006 9:56 PM, Blogger European said...

Whooohooo! Time to raise the roof!
...though perhaps not literally? :)

 
At 6/22/2006 3:45 AM, Blogger .: raven :. said...

not knowing all the circumstances which lead up to this dream being fulfilled ... i think it's amazing that you guys are doing this.

i wish you smooth sailing and clear skies for the rest of your project.

 
At 6/22/2006 5:19 AM, Anonymous mouse said...

velly cheesie whe can us meeces rent it

 
At 6/22/2006 6:13 AM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

WOW you guys are fast workers!!!

 
At 6/22/2006 7:00 AM, Anonymous zingtrial said...

Looks real good,Hard work. :)
tony
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Wish you all well.

 
At 6/22/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

That is huge! Looks great :-)

 
At 6/22/2006 11:06 PM, Blogger greatwhitebear said...

HOLY SHIT! I am amazed at how much progress you've made in a couple of weeks!

I am so impressed!

 
At 6/23/2006 5:42 AM, Blogger Scrubs & Shines said...

Its look'n great, when can SME and me move in?

 
At 6/23/2006 7:21 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Jesus Wept! THat's huuuge. I think we'll come live in your garage when we visit Minnesota. :p

 
At 6/23/2006 6:58 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

Wow - lots of progress since I was last here, which, as you know, was a while ago...

It looks great!

 
At 6/24/2006 10:23 PM, Blogger greatwhitebear said...

You are obviously gonna have to start monitering comments

 
At 6/25/2006 5:14 PM, Blogger lorguru said...

It looks really great. Possibly the most beautiful garage I've ever seen! Really!

 
At 6/25/2006 9:11 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Goodbye Saby II and Anon!!

Thanks GWB. Those idiots are professional trolls and a HUGE pain in the ass!

Laura, you may have to fight SME and Doug for squatter's rights. ;)

Notta, we thought it would look smaller once the walls were up. It actually looks bigger inside now.

Raven, we'll need a lot of clear skies to get this puppy painted.

WC, we can't believe how fast they're working either!

Lauren, we're hoping the finished product will look even better.

 
At 6/27/2006 8:06 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

Just stopped by to say hi!

 
At 6/27/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

That's all that you CAN do - take it one step at a time. Anyway - holy crappamoly! It's a beautiful garage. You've come a long way in a couple of weeks!

 
At 6/28/2006 5:13 PM, Blogger Davey said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. Awesome work!!!! I want one just like it but the boss says I'd hide in it!?! Can't wait to see the finished product so stop stalling and get out there ;)
Davey
PS Thank you for the posts!!! Make my day!!

 
At 6/30/2006 7:13 PM, Blogger SME said...

Send pictures! :D

 
At 6/30/2006 7:14 PM, Blogger SME said...

I don't see any messages from a "Saby". ???

 
At 6/30/2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Vest said...

Check out the new menu on vest.

 
At 7/01/2006 8:57 PM, Blogger Candace said...

Wow, it's really coming along! And the best part was that from here, it's seemed like no work at all. ;-)

 
At 7/04/2006 10:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 7/08/2006 12:08 AM, Anonymous Sky Cabin said...

what r you going to do about them skunks?

 
At 7/08/2006 7:35 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

We thought we'd send them to you Dems!

 

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