It’s been a little quiet on the fishing front for me lately, one of the reasons is that I have been doing some major home renovations. Between painting the inside and outside of the house, tuck pointing brickwork and a complete bathroom make over, my fishing time has been really non existent. The reason for this lot of renovations is to potentially sell our property, upsizing the house and just as importantly the ‘man cave’.
My current garage is pretty big compared to the average garage in the ‘Inner West’ of Sydney. It’s an extra wide, extra long, extra high, double garage with an attached carport but funnily enough doesn’t house any cars or boats.
At this point you are probably thinking to yourself, besides the fact that Ian hasn’t gone fishing lately, has been doing a lot of renovations and has a relatively big garage, where is all this leading?
Well to think about selling a house, one also has to think about buying right? You end up having a checklist of things the house must/must-not have as well as things that you really want.
On our checklist one of our wants is to stay in Sydney, preferably relatively close to the city. Unfortunately for us one of the must haves is a really big garage with good access to house my boat, cars, toys and anything else I might get my hands on (those that know me will understand that this can be a lot) – That’s not a lot to ask is it? Wrong!
Forget the really big garage in my must-list, try just finding a garage big enough just to house the boat, over 7 metres long (considering the average garage is 6 metres long), wide enough, tall enough so that the motor doesn’t hit the top of the garage door and not too steep so that I don’t need an emergency rescue team to winch me out of my driveway everytime I want to use the boat.
Don’t get me wrong, these types of places are available but they are few and far between, quite often though the rest of the must/must-not haves and really wants don’t align.