No matter where it is that you find yourself most comfortable in the world, no matter if it’s in your bedroom, or out in the woods under a damn pine tree, or racing down some freeway with the radio blasting your Loverboy‘s Greatest Hits CD as the sweet summer breeze gushes up your nostrils and the miles fall away, one thing is always gonna be for certain.
There is no place like it anywhere else in the galaxy.
So it comes to pass that I have finally finished setting up my garage. I have finally gotten my little corner of the world back up and running, and I’m a better man because of it too. See, this is where I do my minor woodworking crap and keep my nails and screws and all, yes that’s true, but there’s more to it than that.
Because, as it happens, this little heap of plywood and concrete and aluminum is also where I do almost all of my writing and a whole lot of my thinking, to boot.
So, it feels so great being back in here, with things organized the way I like them.
A few weeks back, when I first got the offer from The Home Depot to take on a bunch of posts about my garage, I was pretty overwhelmed. The place was a real mess after we had just moved back in to this house in a hurry, and quite frankly, I had no real idea where I wanted to begin.
But getting the assignment from them kick started me in the right direction. Look, they said, here’s a list of stuff that we sell that you can pick a few things from, things that will help you begin to get organized. And that was exactly what happened, too, no lie. I went and picked out some steel shelves and some tool bags and a a tool chest and by the time I got home with it I was already formulating my plan in my mind.
Now, to you, it might seem like nothing special, really, and that’s okay. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say…and I suppose that especially applies to people and their garages.
Mine is perfect for me now.
Really, the only thing maybe missing is a real mounted buffalo head.
So, like, if you know where there is one available….let me know, okay?!
Anyway, here’s how it all turned out.