This unusual summer has taken a toll on me both mentally and physically… I guess you could even throw in emotionally as well. My garage project has taken a back seat to some unfortunate timings and delays both with weather and scheduling conflicts. I have been able to knock a few small items off the checklist, but have not started any of the fun stuff. I dug a dry well for my downspouts and drains, plumbed drainage system, shoveled and wheeled 12 tons of stone to the dry well and foundation of a sidewalk path to connect both exterior entry doors, and leveled the backfilled around the block wall.
But now that the rain has subsided and schedules have opened up, I am getting ready to erect the walls and roof of my woodshop/garage. My previous employer/great friend who is a general contractor is assisting with erecting the walls and roof. He came up to my place last week and drafted out the walls for me to build in the evenings after work. I drilled and bolted the sill plate to the block foundation, and now its time to build the walls.
The walls will be constructed on the concrete slab starting with the two 50’ walls, followed by the two 30’ walls on top. Trusses are to be delivered next Thursday and the crew is coming on Friday to set walls and trusses. Things are finally coming together and its exciting to get things rolling again.