Friday, June 4, 2010

A Story of a Garage

Ok, you can bring the dogs back in. I'm not lost! I've just been ...busy. Yeah, that's it!
Anyway, there has been progress here at the homestead. See this photo below? It's what the house and garage looked like in October of 2006. Nice, huh?See the garage in the background?
Here is the same garage a few weeks ago. This is what it looked like just before we sided it. You'd think that was a pretty straight forward job, right? Nah. Not here.
It turns out that when he started working on the garage, it started tipping sideways. It was due to years of the hillside beside it pushing on the side of the garage and poor construction. So we had to take off the siding we had already put on and rebuild the front corners of the garage. The roof was jacked up and secured so that the block could be taken down and reset plumb.

Here's a photo of the work on the opposite side. Fun, huh?

OK, so after finishing that fun side-track, we got back to work on the front and side. Looks a little better, no?
Here's the side. DH's pride and joy. The thing that may have added to the whole sliding garage.
The outside TV! Placed just so he can watch from the hot tub.
Anyhow, we still have more to do on this project. The back corner also needs to be rebuilt. Aluminum trim must be bent on the press and installed, gutters need installed, wood needs to be painted and the rest needs to be sided.

A little note about this guy. When we were doing the garage, this nest was in the eves on the roof. We took it apart and the nest fell out. Luckily, the two babies (pretty young) in the nest were not hurt, but I was afraid that the momma wouldn't come to get them. She did that night (I had put the nest in a box near where it was in the garage). Fast foward about 3 weeks later, we found this guy hopping around in the backyard. He'd follow us around the yard. We left him alone and later in the afternoon, momma came and got him and took him back to the nest in a huge tree. He was so funny hopping around in the grass and napping in the sun. We haven't seen him since, though.

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