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Sunday, August 15, 2004
I had an interesting weekend. I have always wanted to clean up a bit more in the garage so we can easily park both cars in there. And, with Christian and Neo in Lafayette to visit family, well, there was no better time.

So, I decided to go see what I could move around to make more room on the sides so both of the cars would fit. I didn't have enough room to store things, so I decided I would buy some plywood and put it down in the attic to give me more storage space. After buying the plywood, I realized that the 4' x 8' sheets would not fit up the attic stair! I needed to cut them up - but I didn't have a circular saw!

I went to home depot and bought a saw. All I would need to do is cut the plywood, lay the floor, move the things into the attic, and then have room for two cars.

After cutting the plywood and screwing it down, I began moving things into the attic. I quickly learned that the refrigerator on the side was too deep and would cut into my usable space. No problem, I'll just move the refrigerator to the back wall, and then reorganize everything.

Well, there was no outlet on that wall. No problem - I have some extra house wiring - I'll just run an outlet over there, move the refrigerator, then finish moving things into the attic.

Of course when I went to tie in the line to the nearest outlet box, it was alread being split - there was no more room. I needed to add a junction box. Junction box - outlet - refrigerator - more space - two cars.

Bought a junction box, tied in the electric line, went to find a place in the wall for the outlet. Upon tapping on the wall, I found a large section of tape! Not sheetrock - a big taped up hole! Well, this made it a bit easier to install my outlet box, but now I had a big hole to fill. Outlet box - sheetrock - sheetrock mud - move refrigerator - more space... I'm getting tired.

I had a few more problems, but this post is getting way too long. As you can see, my weekend was full of fun and excitement. I was able to lay down the plywood, buy a new saw, install an electrical junction box, run an outlet, patch a hole in the sheetrock, move the refrigerator, and reorganize the garage. Now, I think we can finally fit two cars in there. Pictures are here.

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