Now that I'm living alone I'm staying as busy as I can, always on the prowl for projects to fill the void. I decided to empty out the garden shed and consider what better use could be made of its 8 x 16 floorplan and tight roof.
The first step was to run electricity to the structure. The soil around here made this a two day, pickaxe wielding chore. But I ran the conduit and Romex just as a record heat-wave descended into the valley. Nonetheless, the goal was achieved and two outlets and two sets of tracklights were installed.
The ammunition chests under the counter house zillions of plastic 54mm ACW guys.
The ceiling is open to the sky to allow inspiration and fun to flow in while allowing worry and melancholy to flow out. Clever eh? Oh my, you can see the stars!
The primary counter top allows toy soldiers to run rampant over a painted Cumberland Valley whilst I'm away.
Upon my return, without fail, all troops resume their static position on the shelves; plastic ACW men above, paper Prussians below.
Gadzooks! perhaps the pewter Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment has finally found a permanent home.
The space also accommodates my drawing table, where for three seasons of the year I hope to move lots of ink around in a productive manner...
If you're ever north of Boonsboro, give me a shout. Until then, wish me well.