I’m Back

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

I have a problem with slacking off on the blog towards the end of the summer.  It’s usually the heat.  However, this time I have a better excuse.  I’m getting a new shop.

The goal is to one day build a custom-house with a separate workshop.  That’s not possible at the moment, so we decided to look for something a little cheaper and save money for a few years.  We found the perfect place almost immediately.  So, for the past two months we’ve been getting our current house ready to sell, scheduling inspections, making offers etc.  To say that we’ve been busy is an understatement.  We won’t move into the new place until the end of November, so things will be quiet until then.

The new shop is the same size as the old one.  However, it’s a clean slate.  I won’t have to share it with lawn equipment.  It’s all mine (mua ha ha ha!).

The current plan of action is to:

  1. Rip out drywall
  2. Install Sub-panel and rough-in electrical
  3. Add lighting
  4. Install insulation
  5. Install window
  6. Sheetrock
  7. Install Mini-split
  8. Blow-in insulation to attic area.

There’s a lot of work ahead of me once we finally get moved in, but I’m excited.  I plan to document the process in full.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.