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Friday, May 10, 2013
I need a garage
I need a garage, not to keep my vehicles out of the weather, but as a dry place to build stuff.
Our long period of dry weather came to an end. I'd gotten used to day after day of zero percent chance of precipitation. My boat project and even a lot of my tools, were left outside and uncovered. Last night there was a chance of rain, so the tools and lumber were piled up on the porch.
We did get rain. The next morning I discovered my clipboard with 40 pages of boat plans were left out in the rain. Yes, I felt like an idiot. I was able to separate the pages using a sharp knife blade. Every flat surface in the kitchen was covered with wet sheets of paper. They dried and are perfectly usable. There is a back up electronic copy saved on my computer, but with the price of printer ink, who wants to print out another 40 pages?
The big problem with a garage is paying property taxes on it. My taxes are high enough, thank you. What I should do is buy a nice big tent like affair like Joel at: A Wood Man's Wanderings. Of course, he's building a huge boat. I guess I can put in with the occasional work stoppage due to bad weather as my boat is tiny.
Speaking of tiny, my boat will be essentially a 12 foot by 4 foot rectangle. 12 is a magic number. As long as the boat doesn't have a motor, 12 foot and under boats do not have to be registered. This boat will move by sail and oar. In fact, my heavy duty stainless steel oarlocks just came in the mail.
After a few days of rain, more dry weather is supposed to come in. With any luck, baring distractions, I'll be back at it. Maybe it's just as well I don't have a big dry garage to work in. Nothing else around the house would ever get done.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.