Well, after 6 very long months, I finally have a new garage! Slightly longer, slightly wider, and much, much warmer than the old one, it’s been a long time coming, but I’m very excited to be all set up and ready to get back to work.
Way back in June when I stopped work on the MG for the old garage to be knocked down and replaced, I was optimistically thinking it would only be about a 2 month break. However, the ongoing Covid situation and delays with the suppliers etc. meant that it was early November before the new garage was actually delivered and constructed, and I then spent a few weekends insulating and lining it all with plywood myself to make sure it will be a nice warm place to spend another winter (and, importantly, be a lot more soundproof!).
It was nice to have a bit of a break from dealing with rust over the summer and try to forget the miserable place I had left the project, but also somewhat frustrating to not be making any progress for so many months. It wasn’t a complete break from rust however: in the summer I picked up a cheap Mazda MX-5 (mk 2.5) for a bit of convertible fun whilst it was sunny, but it inevitably had plenty of rusty bits of its own. After a full service and some driveway welding to replace the rotten chassis rails it was good to go, and plenty of fun – a fine interim replacement for the MG.
Anyway, where was I…