“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis
"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, & in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."
Whatever the reason, having a nice place to work & play on your automobiles is handy.
And those woodworking projects that always seem to pop up. (That happens to everyone right? Not just me!?)
Things that are KEY to garage workspace while you are 'house' shopping:
1) in-floor heat!
3) size & storage options (or place to construct some yourself)
Although I LOVE my air compressor too....
For those that know me, you know I love things with wheels. My learning curve might be slow, but I love to learn about how stuff works.
Although I wish I was more mechanically inclined, I am more than most (come on, grinding prep for welding is fun!). PLUS, I have some amazing teachers--Alec, Tim, Gary & Don.
Maybe its because I want to know how crap works or maybe it's the do-it-yourself independent nature of mine.
The first property I sold was a shed with a living space included. I am not the only one that loves garage space.
On my wish list still....and will be for awhile probably:
Whatever your level of garage time, having a garage that fits your needs makes the home 'fit' you better....which can translate to making daily life run smoother for all occupants.
Finding the perfect house *MIGHT NOT* be just about the 'house'...but all about the GARAGE.
At last count, we have NINE wireless devices in our home. Some homes, I am sure have more (we don't have TVs, so that drops our count).
Then there are endless cords floating around...& of course when you really need one, you cannot find it.
Does this sound familiar?
While in DMS, I encountered my first Dupont Corian Charging Surface (it looked like marble). It was pretty! And it did tricks. Just by me putting my phone on the counter, it charged it. LOVE the concept.
There is a video below if you want to learn more, great cartoon (the kiddos loved it).
For those that put everything on the counter its great. If you hate clutter, this will drive you nuts.
If you are not in the market for countertop remodel, there are other options too!
My personal favorite: The drawer charging system!
(see above picture).
If this was built in, but from my search, you can make a charging drawer after the fact as well (easier in a night stand or the like). And it contains the clutter, I love it!
The most simple option is the the charging mat, you can get a variety of sizes (capacities) & colors. You can pick up & move your mat as needed, which is nice, but the clutter is present.
Chrysler is also starting to make charging mats in their vehicles as well.
sgiven the temperatures this week, my post last week seems a bit displaced. I am not usually one for AC, but when it hit 90 inside with humidity, I turned it on.
I had planned on following up with a grilling recipes for that deck time and maybe a cold beverage or two....but change of plans.
* marks ingredients from our gardens
IT's WARM. What to eat?
I LOVE to cook. But not when its HOT.
so here are my go to's right now for our hot weather stretch (the lawn is starting to brown up already...BONUS--I don't have to mow as frequently!).
I love tuna salad, but was looking to try something new, but still is loaded with omega oil & protein for sustained full tummy. This was my answer!
And now for my son's favorite: COLD TOMATO BASIL SOUP
best way to stay feeling good when its this hot is water, lots and LOTS of water.
I like water, but I know some don't, so here are some ideas:
-2 limes sliced thinly
-10-12 mint leaves (I have tried with apple mint & peppermint...apple mint is smoother) **
CHIA SEED SUSTAINED KICK (Chai Fresca)
The drink I want when I am working outside cleaning up all the downed trees from our recent storms.....
Mix together in a pitcher & keep in frig:
-12 c. water
-215 ml. Lime juice
-1/2 c. sugar (I prefer honey) * (we have bees!)
-1/2 c. chia seed
(fun fact--learned about this drink in the book Born to Run, solid read if you fancy learning more about how our bodies work)
*All these recipes keep well in the frig & can last for the week of dinners or lunches.
COLD TOMATO BASIL SOUP
5-6 oz. canned drained salmon
2 T mayonnaise (I made my own so its Whole30)
1 small stalk celery, chopped *
1 T chopped onion *
1/4 t dried dill *
Pinch black pepper
Squeeze of lemon if you’re feeling fancy
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredient and mix well. Serve in lettuce wrap or as salad topping.
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!