After a few weeks of pure craziness we were able to catch a break. Aimee came in and worked while home on spring break, and our new mechanic Todd started work. Within four days the amount of work and progress made was staggering. Most of the new counter tops are in place and finished. Trim has been ordered for those as well. We're now working with two complete, and one incomplete work station, greatly improving shop work flow.
Major work has started today on the deck and window installation. Our contractors have started on the first step towards both by removing the old covering and masonry around our outside basement stairs. These stairs are sketchy as hell, and lead to a boarded up back entrance to the basement. They have not been used in years, and have been nothing more than an eyesore and liability. This opening will be capped and structurally sealed, the deck will go right over the top. This will conceal it from view, while leaving the opening intact. If and when we eventually put an addition off the back of the shop we will redo these stairs and have another inside access point to the basement.
Talk about steep, these are at more than a 45 degree angle down. It's a big ole hole.
This is the start of a project I've wanted to do since I bought this shop. I can't wait to watch work progress, and I'm dreaming of what the new space will look and feel like. Here's a parting shot of the back as it is now. It's about to change drastically for the better.