Craig is busily caulking the wood siding on the walls of the tandem garage in preparation for painting. The new door will be installed next week, and then I can paint both it, the interior wall and the new exterior wall. We have never used this space for much. It has been a place to put kindling wood and garden tools.
Hopefully after it has been cleaned out and painted it will be a plus to the property.
After we gut the studio room, and convert it back to a bedroom, if I want a place to work, this might be it.
One of the things I stored in there was the "master sculpture" for my "Huge Elephant" design. I created it as a special custom order some years back, and kept the master (as I have done for most special projects) so that if I ever got an order for another one it would be easier to make. I have had two somewhat serious inquires over the years, but no new orders.
I am at a point that even if someone did want such a large piece, I'm not sure I would want to make it.
So, as we worked in that garage yesterday, I took down the elephant master and loaded him into the van for a trip to the dump. The large Moose has been sitting on a table, covered with a drop cloth since February of 2011. I have made a few feeble attempts to find him a new home, but have had no luck.
I made the "executive decision" and loaded him in with the elephant form. I felt a bit sad, but knew this had to be done. I put a blanket over him so I wouldn't have to see him among the trash in the back of the van, or at the dump. It was already 3:00 in the afternoon and I knew the dump closed at 4:00, so I didn't have time to change my mind. It felt a bit like taking a pet for that "last drive."
Good-by Mr. Moose.