Garage Mahal

First of all -- SNOW!! In Nashville!!

Second of all -- GiganticSuperStudioShedThing : Garage Mahal!

I told y'all I was gonna do it. I'm doing it! My buddy Dan came for a few months to help get this thing started. We dug really really deep holes, broke rock, measured, measured, measured, cussed, hammered, drilled, cussed, measured. Then Reggie joined in on the fun and we continued to do more of the previous.

It's been a ton of work and has made me question what the hell I'm doing several times, but then I realize it's all good and well and though there have been a bit of oopsies, I'm just getting more and more excited to finish and use it already!

It's gigantic. It didn't look nearly this big on paper. Seriously, people ask me if I'm building a house. I also didn't account for the big slope in my yard. I'd planned the thing to be level with the ground...but looks like I'll have to re-route and add a porch to the front now!

Yet to be finished: Lots.
Paint current siding yellow like the house.
Put up corrugated tin under upper siding.
Tin Roof!
Install the doors and windows I found at my fav salvage yard.
Fix something I haven't accounted for yet.
Add porch/deck to front and side.

The process thusfar:

Meet Perky!

It's been a long time coming, but I still couldn't be more happy to introduce to you, my home's 4th 4-legged, Perky!

Perky came to me as a poor fella who had horrible allergies and needed more playtime than his old ma could handle. I intended to foster him for a bit until he could find a forever home. Turns out I had a little left over heart space for just ONE more dog (Lula Belle totally loved him too, it's not all my fault!). He stayed.

Though he has his quirks (we all do, right?), he has loved and helped me out so much! Lula is mostly deaf and I believe to be a bit slow mentally. Perky retrieves her for me and seems to care for her like a big bro when she needs a little help. Oh, and he loves to give kisses and hugs and pretend to be a lot smaller than he is...especially on laps. What a dude :)

We love you, Perky Bear!