Before September of 2008, I had a garage at my place in San Leon, TX. It was far from optimal – humid, hot, no A/C, and the tools rusted despite my efforts. Working out there was not much fun, anyway. I defy anyone to say they like working in a shop when after only a few minutes your clothing is soaked from simply standing there, much less from performing a repetitive motion like hand sanding.
After September 2008, the house was pretty much gone. The garage and what was in it certainly was. What the coastal air with it’s humidity didn’t do to ruin my tools, the flood waters did. I had to start over from scratch, but this time it would be different.
The new house is elevated 10 feet above the ground, and it has a small workshop at the front. It’s smaller than the garage was, but at least its air conditioned. It’s only 14’x 15’11” but it’s tall, so there’s opportunity for storage aloft.