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Posted by YarSmythe | Jan 01, 2008 @ 05:28 PM | 7,042 Views
I've been evicted from the house.

Ever since I left the folk's house over 20 years ago, I've always had a room dedicated to my RC hobby. All three of my apartments were two bedroom just so I could have a separate room for the planes (and stuff). When I got married, my wife and I found a cute 4-bedroom house that was perfect for the office, the R/C hobby room, and the baby (when it came along).

...and now baby #2 has showed up on the ultra sounds.

I'm trying to keep up a positive attitude. However, living in Texas does not provide the best conditions for leaving planes out in the garage. Sure, I'll keep those planes dearest to me SOMEWHERE in the house...but, alas, most of them are getting sent outside. Yes, it gets hot in Texas...but it also gets cold. We're expecting freezing temps tomorrow. The biggest problem is the humidity. Since none of my planes are made from metal, most are prone to warping. I can't afford to air condition the garage 24/7 but I'll try to get a window A/C unit if one will fit the small window. If anyone is still reading this and has lived with their R/C planes in the garage for many years, I'm all ears for your advice.

I'm heading to the hardware store right now to pick up some things. The garage was walled up with plywood when I moved in but a few areas where I'm building need new pieces. I'd like to find a portable/rolling woodworking table. Something that will allow me to store power tools and move it out of the way when I need more space. That will really help with space being so tight.

On a happy note, I've got an old TV and DVD player that will be joining me.

Cheers. Photos to post soon.

-Lee