Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blogging to Avoid Homework

So, I am hopelessly trying NOT to do homework...I am drained! But, Marcus just left for band practice and I have the evening to myself to try and be productive.

But, first, I decided to blog.

And since there is really nothing new or interesting in my life other than the constant homework, I am posting to introduce you to another room of our house.

As some of you know, when we move (do you know when?!! because we don't) Marcus will open his own business, Anderson Lutherie, which he currently has on the side of his full-time job at Music Center of Deerfield. Thankfully, the house is zoned commercial and residential, so we won't even have the legal hurdles of running a business from our home. The house is perfect for this. Behind the garage, his great-grandfather had built a workshop. It is beautiful. It is the one part of the house that won't need remodeling (we'll have to install a ventilation system of sorts), so that is perfect. My pictures don't capture the wood quality of this shop, but I hope you can see how great it is.

This first shot shows the back wall of the garage--yes--it opens! Into tons of storage space. Down on the floor, under the workshop behind it, his great-grandfather would store lumber (he used the shop for building furniture). On the wall that comes out into a door, was lots of space for bigger tools.

As Marcus would say, "Do you see that flame on the wood drawers?" :)

There is so much storage in this shop (and in the garage) that I fear we will forget where we put things. On a positive note, there is plenty of space to hide presents. Ha!

In this picture of the garage, you can see in the far corner, the door leading to the shop as well as the back wall partly open. If you look closely, you can see tracks on the floor- the wall that opens has wheels so it opens nice and smooth! You can also see the garage door boarded up, they didn't use it as a garage. :(...but we plan to! :)

This next picture shows the other side of the garage and all of its storage. If you look to the right of the light, you can see a little bar on the underside of a storage unit attached to the ceiling. That bar pulls down to reveal a ladder, so you can walk right up to all the stuff you stored up there!

I think it is a unique little feature, but it might have to be taken down so we can install a garage door opener. :(

Okay, okay, now that I've successfully bored you all, off to homeworkland!

1 comment:

The Hangs said...

your house is so cool. that's awesome that it has so many unique things about it. I"m really happy for you guys!