Ok here's the whopper
I've been trying to write about.
there was a ton of work just to get here!
No feng shui.
It really limited the work output.
I had secured the two canopies,
but there were some layout changes.
As you'll see or have seen,
the shop space is like the Wild West.
Stake out the crappiest section,
and clean it!
Half was worth scrap price,
the other is questionable.
One evening Jason and I cleared the first rack.
were a dozen + 50's rear ends.
I barely moved 3 that first day.
the kids had helped clear out a wall section,
the perfect spot to stash these treasures...
and finished emptying the spot.
Amazing what a can of Arizona Peach tea could do.
usually after working on Mario's 33,
or Greg's roadster,
This was a pivotal moment...
but the first caller backed out.
With the kids in school,
it was quite a workout.
Next thing I knew,
Ken helped out and built a retaining wall,
allowing a flurry of brick laying.
the need for fill dirt.
The canopy was on top of a nice dip.
dirt was dug up from other shop spots,
or Ken would bring alley dirt from his house.
Brick by brick.
If Ken felt like bringing down dirt,
I'd jam on the brick laying.
it seemed so close.
However underneath the car was the deepest valley.
A small truckload of dirt
would only allow 3 or 4 double rows of bricks.
and the bricks ran out...
I'll definitely be hunting for more!
There's still a ton of work that could be done,
but with a new space created,
I'll be ready for the rains.
Still on the hunt for more bricks!