Catching up, garage

Other than coming home to hugs and kisses from the girls, the expanded garage at Emerald Hill is the next-best part of coming home from a week on the road.

Seriously.

It pulls the house into the future, with workspace, a storage loft, and, yes, parking for a car.

Above, shot through the dust-obscured window at the back of Jadin’s bedroom — the raw exterior siding at the back of the garage, the window installed at the workshop position inside the garage, the shed roof above and remodeled garage roof where it meets the new structure.¬†

A second shot through a dust-covered window, with a better view of the workshop window and the modified roof over the existing garage. Still to come -- primer, paint, roof shingles, roof venting.
A second shot through a dust-covered window, with a better view of the workshop window and the modified roof over the existing garage. Still to come — primer, paint, roof shingles, roof venting.
Inside the shell of the new garage bay, the walls are cabled by the electricians, sheathed in protective metal coil. Study the new lumber in the vertical wall at left. Ron Dahlke rebuilt it, replacing this corner of the existing garage, taking out rotted wood and studs that had been sliced apart for plumbing lines when the original garage was built. Study the ceiling of the new garage. Ron installed the oversized scuttle into the storage attic, and installed decking to create the storage floor of the attic.
Inside the shell of the new garage bay, the walls are cabled by the electricians, sheathed in protective metal coil. Study the new lumber in the vertical wall at left. Ron Dahlke rebuilt it, replacing this corner of the existing garage, taking out rotted wood and studs that had been sliced apart for plumbing lines when the original garage was built. Study the ceiling of the new garage. Ron installed the oversized scuttle into the storage attic, and installed decking to create the storage floor of the attic.
The metal post that supports the new structure is up, and the temporary support studs are coming out.
The metal post that supports the new structure is up, and the temporary support studs are coming out.
Ron "sistered" new lumber into position next to the older beams in the existing garage, adding strength and structure.
Ron “sistered” new lumber into position next to the aged, darker¬†beams in the existing garage, adding strength and structure.
Steven climbed up a ladder to the storage attic. First look. It's the "killer application."
Steven climbed up a ladder to the storage attic. First look. It’s the “killer application.” Hundreds of square feet of storage space.

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