Monday, August 10, 2009

Resurrecting the Garage

We're finally starting to tackle the garage, much to the amazement of our neighbors! It's so old and rickety and leans so badly that when the termite guys came to tent our house, they refused to do the garage for fear it would tip over! They were probably right.
With a crank and a cable, my dad and Jose pulled it straight and guess what?! After a couple weeks, it's still standing! Here are some photos, although I'll have to add a straight garage shot tomorrow, because I didn't seem to take one.

Our crooked garage.

Cranking it straight.

Adding braces to keep it from slipping back.

Re-framing the end wall.

Of course Scout's always in the action.

A bit of structural support and added insulation.

Of course we couldn't use new, shiny nails on our old, rustic garage!

Re-applying the original redwood siding, flipped over for a more antique look.

Jose, working hard :)

The (almost) finished product! Only 3 more sides to go!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Family Beach Day

Here are some photos of Scouts first trip to the ocean. She had quite a water week...Lake Tahoe, the beach, and a pool...and I can definitely say she's a water dog! She loved it.

All tired out, asleep at my feet while I cook!