Re-vamped Studio

We like to brag about our double wide.  How great it is that we only need 1,100 sq ft in which to live our lives.  We are so high and mighty about how we don’t need all that space and anyways who really wants to clean all those extra bathrooms?

But our dirty little secret is that we have more square footage in our outbuildings than we have in our house.  We sprinkle hints here and there that we have hoarding tendencies which we will go into further at some point…maybe.  For now we’ll leave that tucked away in one of our ‘buildings’.

Juliette (Molly’s friend): No, I think one can tell when they walk in your front door.  You have lots of ‘things’.  Things you use but lots of things, piled.  Neat piles, but piles.

Molly:  Really Juliette?

Juliette:  I benefit from all your piles.  When we come over there’s always plenty to play with!

Two of our buildings serve as workshops/storage.  We share them.  One is primarily a workshop and Molly’s fabric storage and the other has been home to the CNC machine.  Recently Mike came up with a scheme to house the CNC machine at Rick’s house.  Now all the CNC play is in one place down the road from us.

This cracked the egg wide open on how we could reorganize.  Molly is teaching sewing classes and the house is a bit scrunched when she pulls out 3 sewing machines and has 4 people trying to cut and sew in the living room.  We decided she would take over the CNC shop and consolidate all of her stuff from the other workshop.  This will separate our work spaces- we will each have our own studio now.

Molly:  Rick was asking me the other day how my sewing studio….. crafts area….woman cave! was doing.  Hah!  Woman Cave!  Mine’s getting curtains!

We’ve decided to devote every Friday to fininshing out Molly’s studio.  Once it’s complete we will move all of her stuff out of the other workshop and we’ll each have our own work space.

Mike:   Molly insists on floors and drywall.

Molly:  Mike would be happy living in a cave.

Mike:  Molly likes insulation.

Molly:  Mike doesn’t mind eating raw meat off a rock.

Mike:  Enough!  We’ll finish out the CNC shop for you!

Molly:  Did he mention that when he had it the floors were just dirt covered with carpet pulled out of a dumpster?

Mike:  Hey, the price was right.  You helped me pull those carpets out of the dumpster!  It was a good day.

Molly:  Yeah…

First task was to level the dirt floor and decide how the new floor would hang or sit.  There was a little disagreement there BUT the joist hanger idea (Molly’s choice) won out.  We won’t say who won that one (wasn’t Mike) but we are taking online bets for those of you that are gambling types.

Molly’s friend (who will remain nameless): Did you make him wear his tight T-shirt?

Molly:  Yes, I did!

Nameless Friend:  Did you really?

Molly:  Well, he was already wearing it so I’d like to think I’ve trained him to know when to wear the tight t-shirt.  I took pictures of him breaking the hard dirt.  Do you think I could make some extra cash posting them?

Nameless Friend:  Really?  That’s where you are going with this?  Does he know you were taking pictures?

Mike:  What are you ladies talking about?

Molly &  Nameless Friend:  NOTHING!!

Molly to Nameless Friend:  I’m sure there’s a niche in there somehow.  

Mike: ungh! This pick axe work is tiring…

The joists were hung and the subflooring put in.

Next up is the electrical and insulation.  It’s going to be a sweet studio!

Mike:  Can I come visit? 

Molly:  Of course…but you have to wear a tight t-shirt.

Mike:  WhAt?!

Molly:  You heard me, buddy!

Note:  Going forward due to our current finances we will not be spending a penny on this project.  It could put it at a standstill at a certain point (kinda like the yurt).  We will continue to update you on it’s progress until we run out of materials.

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