Well, the happier part of the weekend was getting some things figured out for the big move up the coast. I went and checked out the garage property and started getting some ideas together and budgets. Pretty much we need to set a deadline for my lady’s father to figure out what junk he wants to keep, and what I am going to toss in a big dumpster to get this lot cleaned up. I do have a grand plan to make this place accessible to any Opponaut who wants to take a vacation in one of the most spectacular places in the world. Hell, I will even put a sign out there and there is a one bedroom guest spot attached that will be finished out.

from the end of the driveway - it will be circular once more!

There is a 2 post lift sitting under a tarp outside and the main garage can house 6 cars at least indoors, so this could be a hell of a destination, and for a place for Oppo to call it’s real life home. I have had nothing but fantastic experiences with all of you I have met in real life, and online, so this is where this idea comes from. It is going to be a few years worth of work to get it to a spot where I can open the doors, but it is a solid plan.

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a new addition

So a little about the place we are converting to the main house. This was the original garage on the property. Actually really solid bones, just full of junk. 1st floor I will be leaving the garage door on it so I can pull something in there where I am going to put the living room. Will make loading in materials easy enough.

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second floor is semi finished already, which is where I will have 2 bedrooms. Need to dormer the roof on the left side for additional head height

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junk

the back side, needs moar deck

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more second floor shots. All open and ready for dormering and insulation on this side

this will be restored, I still have matching speakers around for it

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The truck can stay in the front yard, piles of junk, not so much

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I think my lady was slightly skeptical about getting the garage space cleaned out

those of you who grew up in the 80’s know what I am going to do with all those TV’s

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so that is that part of it. I will keep you all up to date on how it is coming along. Hoping to break ground by August with a clean slate (July is clean up month). Once we get in, open invite to one and all. Oppo rules - dont be a dick

This is just another bonus to the location. Not only the main fish house is a short walk through Acadia National Park from our front door, but the “Little Fish House” is another 5 minutes away. I have been aware of this for some time, but was able to go spend a night there Saturday night. It was glorious, and also available for use.

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Pretty much just always remember that you have a nice place to get away for nothing but transportation costs. Of course if anyone wants to help out on a weekend, feel free to pitch in, but I am not expecting it.

Now I have to get back to slaving away to make money to get this thing up and rolling.