10/11/2010

My husband's new love

About six months before Matt finished his time doing Active Duty, we started house hunting. One of the things Matt wanted in a house was a big garage or room to build a big garage. We bought our house last June. It had a junk shed in back yard that I don't have a picture of. This past April we made out like bandits on our taxes since we are first time home owners buyers. So we decided to invest our money into building a garage. After a little debating, confusion, drama we decided to have the garage built for us.

This is a picture of where the junk shed was.

Matt dug up all the cinder block from around the concrete, loaded them up, and got rid of them. It was only like 110 out when he was doing that.

Here is a picture of when the concrete was poured.

Here is Matt splicing together the internet line he dug through. Notice the Aerosmith 1998-1999 t-shirt. Classic.

Here is the garage after everything is done. The siding and shingles match our house perfectly.

View from the deck.

My daddy and brother did all the electrical work. It has about 14 plug ins in it. Matt says that you never know what you'll need to plug in. It has plumbing ran for a small bathroom to be put in it. That will have to wait until next summer though along with the insulation. The only thing left to do this year is to expand our fenced in area of the yard. Dad and Matt are going to start that tonight and finish it on Saturday.

Matt's in love with the garage. I hardly ever see him on the weekend. But it is close enough to the house that I can stand on the deck and yell at him when it's time to come in.

And since no picture post from me would be complete without a few pictures of the dogs.....

Vinnie chilling on the deck

Princess doing a little chilling

Hope you all have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Kaylee said...

Oh lord, you are scaring me. My husband is already talking about building a garage as soon as we buy a house. I can just see it now, I will have to remember to keep it close though so I can yell at him from the porch as well :)
I love these pups! ha, so cute!

shortmama said...

My hubs would be the same way! We dont have a garage but he has a workshop that he loves to getaway from all us girls in!

Beka said...

It's awesome, it looks great! Love the pictures of the dogs too! :)

MrsB said...

vinnie is getting so big!!

MiMi said...

Tell him you need a separate building for crafting stuff or whatever you might want it for now. :)

Frugalista said...

Looks like he got his very own "Man Cave!" Very nice work.

annoyed army wife said...

I love it! Does he whine that's it's not attached? OccDoc whines when he has to walk through snow, so when we finally get a house that's one of his requirements: attached garage. What a nut!

[Briar] . Designs said...

That wll be my future as soon as we by a house...

Have you tried a dinner triangle?...

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! It looks really great! That's awesome that were able to do so much of the work!

WhisperingWriter said...

It looks fabulous!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That's awesome!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Thats my hubbys only request too!!

Men are so funny..