There's nothing like home improvement projects to bring out the best and worst in people. Especially when you live in a turn-of-the-last-century house with a 1920s garage taking up most of the backyard.
Yikes! Sorry about that eyesore for those of you just getting up. I have to look at that everyday from our bedroom window.
Mr. Geek has spent the last few months chipping away at the monstrosity that is our garage. We used to have heavy, broken carriage doors which didn't allow easy parking access. Mr. Geek and his dad added a new door, complete with an automatic garage door opener. Not an easy task, since our garage is so wonky and unlevel. It involved jackhammering the floor and rebuilding a wall.
Which makes it oh so convenient to park the car. It keeps the car snow-free in winter and cool in summer. Can you see the remnants of graffiti on our garage. We didn't repaint because we knew we'd be covering this up with siding this summer.
Here's the eyesore now, still an eyesore but on the road to recovery.
We want to put siding on it by the end of July. Mr. Geek is also installing some windows upstairs so that it can serve as a play space/art studio/meditation area in the future.
The upstairs actually has a lovely hardwood floor that's in need of a sanding. We also found the remains of an old photography darkroom. Did you think I was going to say body? Sadly, we haven't found any cool stuff in our old house (not implying that a corpse is "cool stuff"), save for an old Breyer's ice cream container hidden in the chimney (secret ice cream eating stash, I think not).
So now there's a pile of shingles in our yard
along with my gorgeous foxglove, now in bloom
and some tasty lettuce, not quite ready for the pickin'.
What are your summer projects?