The Construction of my BIG Garage
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a 360º view of the property before the construction began..

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trees are cut down - work started on September 13th 2012

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lot of junk appeared under the bushes...

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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cleaning up the property

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we had to build a road

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we had to build a road

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we had to build a road

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we had to build a road

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we had to build a road

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preparation work

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preparation work

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preparation work

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preparation work

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after day 1

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more junk we found on the property

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more junk we found on the property

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more junk we found on the property

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more junk we found on the property

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more junk we found on the property

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digging for the foundation

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more junk we found on the property

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digging for the foundation

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digging for the foundation

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digging for the electrical connections

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digging for the foundation

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digging for the foundation

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digging

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digging

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digging

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digging

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Afra - digging

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I made some repairs on the wooden building next to the garage

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Elliot watching his dad

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fixing the roof

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fixing the roof

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fixing the roof

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ready to pour the foundation

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ready to pour the foundation

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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thats how it looked like in the wooden building which was used by a band as rehearsal room

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ready for concrete

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ready for concrete

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ready for concrete

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ready for concrete

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doing some more landscaping

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doing some more landscaping

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doing some more landscaping

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pouring concrete

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pouring concrete

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pouring concrete

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pouring concrete

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pouring concrete

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the foundation

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the foundation

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the foundation

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insulation material for the floor

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a good friend helped me with the electric stuff

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a good friend helped me with the electric stuff

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my friend Richard helping out

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September 21st 2012

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my friend Richard helping out

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my friend Mike helping out

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September 24th - the walls are filled with concrete

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September 25th. The roof was installed

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filling up the gaps on the roof

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filling up the gaps on the roof

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it will now get insulated and waterproofed

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sealing the floor

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sealing the floor

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October 5th

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the new driveway

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insulation for the roof

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power lines

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October 12th - the floor

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October 19th - doors and windows

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my friend Richard installed the windows

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my friend Richard installed the windows

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lots of people at work

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my friend Richard installed the windows

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my friend Richard installed the windows

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my friend Richard installed the windows

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the doors are installed

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October 11th - insulated and sealed roof

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October 20th - test fitting the 58

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test fitting the 58

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test fitting the 58

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the 58 in front of the new garage

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the doors in place. The rest of the garage will be painted in the same color scheme.

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gravel on the roof

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November 12th

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electric stuff

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little Elliot is having fun as well

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my wife at landscaping

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Elliots indoor fun house

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Elliots indoor fun house

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the Roadmaster will spend the winter there

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the Roadmaster will spend the winter there

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preparations for paint

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preparations for paint

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almost ready for paint

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should I paint it like this? I made a quick photoshop picture to get an idea

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should I paint it like this? I made a quick photoshop picture to get an idea

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My friend Mike suggested this - I like it!

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work on the roof

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very humid inside after the temperatures dropped

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very humid inside after the temperatures dropped

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very humid inside after the temperatures dropped

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finishing touches on the roof in the snow

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finishing touches on the roof in the snow

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finishing touches on the roof in the snow

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finishing touches on the roof in the snow

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very humid inside after the temperatures dropped

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preparing for paint

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preparing for paint

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the new junction box

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the new junction box

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preparing for paint

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preparing for paint

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lots of work to do on the inside

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preparing for paint

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preparing for paint

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preparing for paint

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elastic grout

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lots of work to do on the inside

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lots of work to do on the inside

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lots of work to do on the inside

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lots of work to do on the inside

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preparing for paint

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lots of work to do on the inside

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lots of work to do on the inside

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the first lights are working. The Cadillac neon is waiting to be installed

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light above the door

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exterior lights and the first snow...

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The electrician at work

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Humidity came down

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some more color ideas

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some more color ideas

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preparing for paint

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My friend Richard is doeing the inside of the windows

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My friend Richard is doeing the inside of the windows

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My friend Richard is doeing the inside of the windows

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My friend Richard is doeing the inside of the windows

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2013 - my wife Afra helped my planting a Thuja hedge

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2013 - my wife Afra helped my planting a Thuja hedge

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It was planned to coat the floor...

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sanding the screed for the epoxy coating...

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as it turned out - there is a huge problem with the new floor. Its way too soft!

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as it turned out - there is a huge problem with the new floor. Its way too soft! Looks like it will have to come out completely again!

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Plastering work on the outside

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May 18th 2013 - My friend Richard Vobr once again helped me out! Here he is doing some plastering work around the garage doors

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Richard is helping me once again

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Richard is helping me once again

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Richard is helping me once again

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Richard is helping me once again

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Richard is helping me once again

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some emergency roof repair work on the building next to the garage. It will of course be fixed correctly eventually later...

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some emergency roof repair work on the building next to the garage. It will of course be fixed correctly eventually later...

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cleaning up the inside of the wooden building

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cleaning up the inside of the wooden building

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Lots of junk to dispose

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one of the weak spots in the wooden building on the side of the garage.

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some fixes on the outside

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The "old" floor has to come out!

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Thats me on a digger ;-)

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tools for floor removal

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the last picture of the "old" floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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out comes the floor

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fully removed screed - now they have to reseal the concrete baseplate again.

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The baseplate got another sealing

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new cement was delivered

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June 28th 2013 - the new screed is coming in

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June 28th 2013 - the new screed is coming in

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the new screed

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the new screed

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the new screed

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preparations for the paint

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preparations for the paint

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sealing the floor

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sealing the floor

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sealing the floor

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sealing

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sealing

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sealing

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my wife helped me masking off the interior

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everything masked off

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everything masked off

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everything masked off

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the first coat of white

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dressed for spray painting

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white ceiling

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making the markings for the stripes

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making the markings for the stripes

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starting to mask for the stripes

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masking

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masking

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masking

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masking

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painting the red stripes

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red and grey stripes

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carefully peeling of the masking tape

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carefully peeling of the masking tape

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looking good

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August 31st 2013 - the cars are moving in

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the cars are moving in

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the cars are moving in

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the cars are moving in

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the cars are moving in

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the cars are moving in

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the dehumidifier

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Cadillac dealer neon sign

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Cadillac dealer neon sign

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Cadillac dealer neon sign

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Cadillac dealer neon sign

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Cadillac Ad collection

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Cadillac Ad collection

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In may 2014 I started to paint the outside

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Painting

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Painting

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Painting

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Painting

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Painting

© 2017 by Gerald Loidl