Tuesday, September 9, 2008

GHETTO GARAGE NO MORE!!

I just had to share some good news with everyone. Our garage is experiencing a reno. Yup, after 29 years at 1812 El Portal Drive it's time to upgrade the garage. Why have we not done it before? There was always something more important that needed our attention/money. It is now time to be rid of the ghetto garage look and embrace a new, clean, insulated, organized space in which our Saturn Outlook can be happy. Today you're getting the "before" pictures. The after pictures will come soon. . . . very soon. Painting begins tomorrow and then the putting-away-all-the-stuff happens. It's gonna be great people.

At first glance you might think--that's not so bad. Look closer.
We consider this our "attic" storage--boards up in the rafters. I'm not even sure what's up there.
OK, I just threw this one in because Clara is incredibly cute. She loves to laugh and smile.
Studs against the wall, no insulation, tar paper walls. Yup--pretty sad looking. In my defense, we don't have THAT much "stuff". And it's mostly labeled.
This is our guy Earl on stilts mudding the drywall. Completed pictures will arrive upon completion. And you guys didn't think we had any excitement in our life. Psha! If you want excitement I could tell you stories----sorry, not for blogging.

9 comments:

Landee said...

I can tell from that last pic how NICE that is going to be! You will now have my dream garage. I can't wait to see the completed pictures... I may covet a little. Don't tell anyone.

Memzy said...

^^And if she's gonna break any commandment it's gonnna be the "covet" one.

I'm looking forward to seeing the results myself! Shall we move a bed and tv out there now?

Shed said...

I'll miss the ghetto. It helps still having the basketball hoop up on the roof.

Landee said...

Just for the record, I have never, not even one time thought that you guys didn't have any excitement in your life.

Table-side guac. Need I say more?

Carol said...

Ahhhhh--Sherod----the basketball hoop on the garage. Should it come down? I think not. Even though it hasn't been used for 15 years--you never know when we might need it. Never mind that when playing b-ball and one rolls in the street you might get killed. Never mind the birds that love to poop from the rim----never mind. Some things are just too good to get rid of.

Memzy said...

Agreed^^

Landee said...

I'm guessing you could increase the value of your house by 10% if you took it down but yeah... keep it up. If only for aesthetic reasons.

kristi said...

I can't wait to see the pics of your "finished" garage. I hear all kinds of Parks' stories these days from your guy, Earl. (byw, we think he's great, too!) I've heard about the kitchen/patio lights, a trunk the he inherited from you, and so much more. I know it will look wonderful when it's completed. (Oh, send me your e-mail address and I'll include you on my reader list.)

kristi said...

It's probably helpful if you have my e-mail address: kristiaunai@gmail.com