Long Day, Short Post

It was a long day, and because I overused my knee and am tired and sore, this will be short post.

The workers came and worked on my garage — put in the doors and windows, added the trim, and built the frame for the concrete apron.

The garage is starting to look so very nice, but it will be awhile until it’s finished. The overhead door still hasn’t arrived (tomorrow for sure, they say). The electrician was here to give me an estimate on electrifying the building, but they won’t actually be able to do the work for about ten days. And after that, there will be more work — insulating the place, putting up the inside walls (OSB board — whatever that is) and the ceiling.

And then there will be more concrete work — a back stoop as well as a sidewalk from the stoop to the garage.

But still, it’s all coming along nicely.

The workers so kindly cleared away some detritus from the corner of the yard and helped me plant the lilacs that arrived today from the Arbor Day Foundation. Yay! These at least look alive. Another couple of lilacs the foundation sent were simply skinny little twigs with no roots and no sign of life. But I’m treating them as if they are bushes, and who knows, they might surprise me.

Maybe by the time the garage is built, there will be enough stuff planted that it will look like the beginning of a small “estate.”

One can hope!


Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.


8 Responses to “Long Day, Short Post”

  1. jarilissima Says:

    It looks adorable so far! Is this going to be what they call a “she shed”?

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      It’s more of a girl garage. The garage door will be on the opposite side. There will be plenty of space for storage and even a work area, I’m thinking of curtains in the window and posters and artwork on the walls.

  2. Judy Galyon Says:

    The garage is looking very nice! Is that your neighbor’s house to the left of the picture?? I know you are anxious to get your “bug” in the garage. Glad things are moving along!

  3. Royann Behrmann Says:

    thanks for the cheery note. I really needed it today. I’ve had a rough couple of weeks (shingles etc._) Anyway, thanks.

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