|Workshop by Thumper||posted 12-22-2010 11:36 PM||1519 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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When we purchased our retirement home in North Carolina, it came with this nifty two story detached garage. My wife and I decided that we would use the upstairs for our cars and split the bottom in to two work shops; one for my woodworking and the other for her floral arraignments other hobbies. When we retired last year, we pretty much cleaned out our house in Virginia so that we could put it up for rent (market still sucks). I had already promised myself a new shop in NC and gave all of my woodworking equipment to to two of my best friends in VA. When we finally moved in, we went from three vehicles to two and i was able to convince my wife that my E350 cargo van did not need to be in the garage and that I could build her a studio upstairs and still have enough room to park her car.That freed up the entire 24 foot by 24 foot bottom area of the garage for my shop. With the extra room, I was able to fit a couple more tools in the space (darn!). Had the electricians wire it for 110 and 220; and then had the walls and ceiling insulated; added a one ton heat pump. I can now play with wood all year round. Started advertising on the internet and hope that I get a chance to build furniture and cabinets for folks. Retirement Rocks!!!
-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear