There are many things that come to my mind as “random thoughts”……a lot of those I should keep to myself! In the shop, I have ideas that sometimes are bigger than the space I have to work. Future expansion could be a problem! We will see……
Tool upgrades and a dust collection system are in the future as well as (maybe) a little space to add the collection system and the air compressor on the outside of the shop. I’m looking at a dust collector and a baby drum sander. These items would complete the shop at this stage of the game.
New partition walls and insulation in the shop ceiling are a priority. This includes upgrading the toilet and sink area which includes installing the old, double bowl and washboard sink from my house in the shop (this thing is 5’ long!). As well as closing off the boiler to protect it from dust. New electric will be run for the stationary tools and air conditioning. I’m also going to be installing replacement awning windows in the four windows. There will also be new lighting fixtures that are more efficient to replace the old fluorescent fixtures. Removing old shelving to re-arrange the storage and set-up of the bigger equipment is also a priority. Moving things that aren’t needed in the shop to the upper shed is going to be a chore. The shed is almost at capacity now! Installing the removed shelving from the shop in the upper shed will help with the clutter, but so would a dumpster…….. Any extra wood will also be stored in the shed until it’s needed.
Unfortunately, all of this takes time and money! Like everything else, it will be completed in stages. Check back for updates and pictures as I move along in the process!
Gus came to us from a family in Lusby, MD. They were looking to put him in a good home and we were looking for a miniature dachshund! A perfect fit! Gus was six months old when he came to us in April of 2008 and has been an absolute joy to have around. In no time at all, he had us trained to serve his every need. He’s perfectly capable of flipping his blanket in the air so he can burrow underneath it to keep warm……..unless we are in the room. He gives a half-hearted poke with his nose and then whines as he looks at you with the saddest face imaginable……..AND WE PICK THE BLANKET UP FOR HIM!!!!!
Gus is not a fan of loud noises…….like pagers, fire sirens and woodworking equipment. At the drop of our tones, a low growl starts…..when the alpha pager goes off, the barking starts, followed by running in circles between my legs and biting my pants. The barking continues well after I leave the house. The house siren causes him to throw his head back and howl as the siren winds up and down and my woodworking tools just cause him to hide……. Wouldn’t have it any other way!