I think the more I cut dead weight out of my life and the more time I get to spend on my own the happier I am. I’ve always had an insular streak in me and I feel that it’s really coming out at the moment.
I’m contemplating a new project of sorts. We have a garage at the bottom of the garden and at the moment it’s just used to store rubbish but I’ve been thinking for a while now that it’d make a good study with a bit of work. It needs a new roof for a start as the one it has now is asbestos and there’s a slight gap between the top of the wall and the roof itself, which is fine for a garage but liable to be cold and drafty for a study.
Initially I thought that it would be a good idea to put a glass roof on but now I’m inclined to think that a well insulated felt roof with a skylight might be just as good. Then I’m thinking that it’d be best to brick the garage doors up. The two windows at the front I’m not sure about; they’re nice windows and I like them but I think maybe some double/triple glazed ones would make the place more comfortable along with a new door. For heating I’d put in a wood burner; that should throw out a lot of heat and also it’d give a nice comforting glow. For power I’m thinking a solar panel, maybe a little wind turbine, and a battery type affair since I’m only planning to run a couple of light bulbs and maybe a laptop.
Then finally it just needs plastering and decorating. I’m thinking that I’d put a set of curtains over the bricked up doors to give the sense that there’s a window behind them, and also make the place a bit more comfortable feeling. I’d paint it a warm red and carpet it. Also I want a persian rug. I like the idea that I could grab a couple of cushions and lounge in front of the wood burner on my rug with a book on a cold winter’s night.
Knowing my luck though, the police helicopter will see a gigantic heat bloom on it’s thermal imaging camera, conclude that a huge amount of ganja is being grown therein and yours truly will get raided.