My Brand New Shop is Here (laying in the driveway) !

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Project by Calgirl posted 11-01-2007 09:56 PM 2503 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a thankful day of rest in between the delivery of the shop materials which were put in front of the garage until tomorrow morning when the construction crew arrives. The General Contractor (Dave) said that the crew would move all of the wood, etc. so that I can use my garage. Just a while ago a long flatbed arrived and wanted to know where I wanted the trusses. Since Dave didn’t say anything about trusses, I had the driver call him. It turns out that the trusses were to be delivered tomorrow (Friday), so the poor guy drove away with my roof.

Well tomorrow is the big day. It’s been breezy and hazy most of the day today….I guess we are getting the blow-by from the hurricane south of Miami. Tomorrow is supposed to be nicer which is great for the builders.

I’m trying to make a list of all the transitions, etc. I will need once the shop is built and I can move in. I want to paint the floor, but can not wait the month it will take for the cement floor to cure to start moving in, so I suppose I will have to paint little by little while moving the furniture around! I have a list of most of the shop furniture I will need to build.

In the pictures you can see the cement men repairing one of the four cracks the dump trucks caused in my existing driveway. They did a fine job, using lots of rebar at the crack that is right where my shop drive takes off. You can also see just how dirty my existing driveway was. I pressure washed it where I could as there were workmen’s trucks parked here and there. When all is said and done, I will have to clean it again. The last pic is of the shop from my back patio.

Well, the excitement starts tomorrow morning and I can hardly wait.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#1 posted 11-01-2007 11:57 PM

quite frankly im jealouse ! i bet your elated ! good luck

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#2 posted 11-02-2007 12:12 AM

what’s a little dirt on the driveway? You are getting a new shop!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-02-2007 02:11 AM

don’t worry about the dirt, it’ll wear off.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-02-2007 03:43 AM

It will move now! Great!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#5 posted 11-02-2007 03:53 AM


-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 11-02-2007 04:32 AM

very cool!!!! so exciting….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 11-02-2007 05:28 AM

Don’t worry about the dirt it will get more.

Keep it coming.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 11-02-2007 08:57 AM

I am excited for you – can’t imagine how excited you must be. Good luck with the shop project, wish it was mine.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-02-2007 04:40 PM

I’ll bet you’re very excited!
Space is a wonderful thing..a never-ending quest for me.
I’m expanding my shop bit by bit…Used to be a garage..
I’m new, got any details?

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY.

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#10 posted 11-03-2007 06:45 AM

The birth of another creative space. Is there anything more special?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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