The parking situation has been somewhat complicated this winter. Two of the old Fords, and the Subaru, all spent the season open to the elements. This is the problem you get when you have 6 vehicles and only 3 covered parking spots.
Put up a couple of those car-tent things in the back yard, which has been unused and over run with weeds ever since building the garage over 12 years ago. A problem with that is caused by the only access, for vehicles, to that area being through my neighbor’s parking area. Good thing I thought about that when I built the carport on the side of the garage, designing it so that the rear wall was removable (see pictures below), allowing access through it to the back yard.
Another issue is the need to remove a couple trees and some bushes, to make room for the tents and a turn-around area for the cars. I really don’t want to have to back those beasts through the carport.
So I’m putting out the invite to anyone (specifically my two brothers, but all are invited) who wants to help me rip out some trees and bushes. I plan on doing it sometime this summer, hoping to have it all ready so I can have the cars covered for next winter, but as of now I have no specific dates in mind. I also want to, if it’s not too expensive, rent a bobcat to smooth out the slope up and level out the parking area. So, let me know if you are interested in helping, and I’ll try to have it on a day we can all make it.
Here’s the before and after picture of the back of the carport.