Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New garage shelves

One day I noticed a car pull up outside our house and stop. A moment later there was a strange sound at the front door and yet another one of those shiny little flyers was being shoved through the door. Sigh. What I wouldn't give to be free of those annoying things as well as the people who want to sell me cleaning products, meat, security systems, paintings, etc.

This particular flyer was for a man who built shelves in garages. Curiously, Mr. at Home had *just* cleaned the garage out the day before and we had talked about needing shelves to put everything up so we could, you know, actually *park* in our garage. Talk about timing. We caught the guy as he came walking back around, talked to him about what we wanted, and got a quote, which was incredibly reasonable. Then Mr. at Home mentioned that we needed to call a friend who had just gotten his general contractor license and was looking for work. It was a tiny job, but we felt like we needed to see if he wanted it.

We called our friend, Rodney, and he came out and quoted us a comparable price. A couple of days later, this is what our garage looked like.

Isn't that awesome? The best part is that it *still* looks like that over a week later. All our camping stuff is up out of the way, we can get to everything quickly, and the girls have taken a renewed interest in their outside toys since I organized them to where they can easily get them (they're in tubs at the end of the garage near the door, which is why you can't see them in the picture). I can park my minivan in here and open all the doors and walk all the way around it.

If you have any projects that need doing, I can get you his contact info. He does big things like home additions as well as the small stuff. Like very strong shelves in the garage.

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