Friday, April 08, 2005

Garage Gets Extension on Life



Don't be fooled by the photo. My garage may look cutesy "ye olden tyme" rustic, but it's really a rotting dank shanty house that smells like burnt mouse heads, spent motor oil, and steaming cat shit. There was a time way back when I was considering pouring both the addition foundation and the new garage foundation at the same time, but I scrapped it for money and time reasons. It's common to break up the pours like that actually. Oftentimes because of space issues - can't always have two giant holes next to eachother or the diggers and trucks have no way to get into the back and nowhere to put all the fill. Mixers can't get back, so you have to have hire a pump to sit in the front yard and boom over the house, and that's another 700 bucks -- there can be a bunch of reasons. It varies job to job, of course. With me, I just don't have the lettuce to do both right now. I don't want to be in a situation where I can't afford a plasterer on the main house because the cash is tied up in the garage foundation, know what I mean?

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Blogger Rupert Myers said...

I completely understand what you mean about the fine threshold between rustic charm and urgently in need of destruction!

Photos look pretty, and the 'bonus material' found in the house is exceedingly amusing.

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6:30 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

excuses, excuses. man, you just like the smell of burnt mouse heads.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Chemical Billy said...

"...a rotting dank shanty house that smells like burnt mouse heads, spent motor oil, and steaming cat shit."

You're talking about my basement, aren't you?

By the way, I'm going to be hanging out at your worksite, disguised as an engineer. Sometime next week.

Be warned.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Your garage looks a lot like my garage all hobbled together with partially rotted lumber, only my garage is far more rustic- no electricity and a ground hog living under the floor boards.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Burnt Mouse Heads are good for dipping in ranch. Delicious!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

Now, when the wife complains about the state of my garage, I can just show her a picture of yours. That should give me an extra two months easy to get the floor in the workshop finished.

Keep posting!

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Blogger uGLy BoY said...

The work you are doing here will land you in hell. That is certain.

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Blogger Jarkko said...

Dang! I don't have a basement. I feel so left out. Now where's my shovel...

11:07 AM  
Blogger jkirlin said...

(I don't think Rupert Myers blog name is long enough)

Jay! Where is your HAND? We hate to have a photo with your HAND. Did something happen to it? If so, can you get someone to take a photo of your other?

P.S. I understand the steaming cat piss. But burned mouse heads? Did you leave them in too long. Use a timer. That's what I do.

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Blogger Sally said...

Uglu Boy..Are you still pissed about the "hand job"? Bwahahaha.

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Blogger Todd said...

Hilarious blog. Hey, your old fusebox reminds me-- a friend has an electrical contractor telling her to replace her old box because the breakers are odd and expensive. Ever heard of this?

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Blogger savvy saver said...

holy burnt mouseheads! I swear that's a picture of MY garage! Mine is literally rotting from the ground up. The roof is also splitting at the peak. To top it off, it was built before setbacks, so it's right on the edge of the street. My neighbors love me. Whenever we get severe storm warnings, we run out and open the door, hoping the storm will lift it up and take it away!

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