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AngliaGT
02-02-2018, 08:57 PM
With a FOUR car garage!Escrow's supposed to close at the end of this month.
It'll be really nice to get rid of all those boxes,& be able to work on the cars again.
We were looking at a house that looks down on the old Webb Motors,but
this one is in a much nicer neighborhood.

LarryK
02-02-2018, 10:11 PM
Congrats! Pictures of garage with cars!

AngliaGT
02-02-2018, 10:26 PM
Thanks! I planning on getting pictures - after we move in.
I told my Wife that I wanted to paint a big "MG" logo on one of
the garage doors,but she didn't go for it.

LarryK
02-02-2018, 10:33 PM
Get the "AUTHORIZED MG DEALER" sign. 12" X 36" approx. and hang. I have a Triumph sign in garage. Outside I made an oval about 1 1/2' X2' with street no. and Jag, MINI, Land Rover marque decals. Painted British Racing Green and striped on edge with double gold pinstripping with red inside the gold. (Jag racing colors).

Basil
02-03-2018, 02:18 AM
Congrats! Especially the 4 car garage!

DrEntropy
02-03-2018, 05:09 AM
Congrats, Doug!

NutmegCT
02-03-2018, 08:10 AM
Congratulations! and for the garage ...

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Mickey Richaud
02-03-2018, 08:18 AM
Yay - well done!

JPSmit
02-03-2018, 08:36 AM
It will be great to be settled - congrats!

Bob McElwee
02-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Congrats, Doug, enjoy the new digs.

elrey
02-03-2018, 10:42 AM
That's gotta be a great feeling, coast to coast and a new pad to boot! Garage envy to the max. Well done! :cheers:

Bayless
02-03-2018, 12:05 PM
Well done Doug, the garage, I mean.

AngliaGT
02-03-2018, 07:32 PM
Thanks everyone! It'll be really nice to get out of this apartment complex.

drooartz
02-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Excellent. Nothing like good garage space with attached sleeping quarters. :cheers:

Boink
02-05-2018, 12:15 AM
Congrats Doug! :)

Popeye
02-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Congratulations! Best of luck with the closing, the moving, and all that pleasure.

Make sure the four car garage does not become three parts junk storage to one part car!

waltesefalcon
02-05-2018, 10:24 AM
Congratulations, a four car garage is quite the score, especially one with a house attached.

AngliaGT
02-05-2018, 11:01 PM
Hopefully some of you will stop by after we get settled.

AngliaGT
02-07-2018, 08:04 PM
Went by for the home inspection,& took some pictures.
This is .35 of an acre lot.The two buildings at the rear are also
included.
The fence just has small gates,so I'm thinking aboute
putting in one big enough to get the pickup through.That way
we could park a bunch of British cars in the back yard.
The garage is about 24' X 24',with a small room off of it
that has the workbench + storage in it.
I feel that we are VERY fortunate to be able to get in to
this.


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NutmegCT
02-07-2018, 08:22 PM
Great to have a workshop all ready for you!

Say, didn't you mention earlier there's a four car garage?

HealeyRick
02-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Nice place. Don't know if you've lived in a home with a garage-under before but there's a few things to watch for. Don't run the cars inside, the CO will leak upstairs into the bedrooms and kill you. Same thing with painting and other aerosols will stink up the whole place. Also, if your furnace room is located off the garage, be careful of any vapours or gasses that might explode when the burner kicks in.

JPSmit
02-07-2018, 09:14 PM
The fence just has small gates,so I'm thinking aboute
putting in one big enough to get the pickup through.That way
we could park a bunch of British cars in the back yard.


Great house! But don't start collecting cars again! Last time they overwhelmed you to the point of having a bunch of cars that all needed something. One (or two) that run - then drive em like you stole em!

AngliaGT
02-07-2018, 10:07 PM
It said "four car garage" in the listing,but I should be able
to get the GT,Midget,& the F150 in there.
JP,I'm not planning on adding any more project cars,although
I am tempted to pick up a running Miata,as a dd.
The remark about British cars meant that if we had a
get-together with other British car owners,they could all park in
the backyard.

JPSmit
02-07-2018, 10:29 PM
It said "four car garage" in the listing,but I should be able
to get the GT,Midget,& the F150 in there.
JP,I'm not planning on adding any more project cars,although
I am tempted to pick up a running Miata,as a dd.
The remark about British cars meant that if we had a
get-together with other British car owners,they could all park in
the backyard.

fair enough :cheers:

elrey
02-07-2018, 11:36 PM
The remark about British cars meant that if we had a
get-together with other British car owners,they could all park in
the backyard.
...Good save! :eagerness:

judow
02-09-2018, 09:00 PM
Congratulation. All houses should be built around the garage. Geez canít believe Iím saying this.

DNK
02-09-2018, 10:23 PM
IDK, Condo living looks better every day!

AngliaGT
02-09-2018, 11:07 PM
Condo? - NO THANK YOU!

sail
02-11-2018, 03:11 PM
Doug, congrats on the new place. Looks great.

LarryK
02-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Like the carport in the back!

pdplot
02-16-2018, 11:02 AM
Nice work. Best of luck. My brother went to UVA and has lived in Charlottesville for many years and is another car nut. He owned a house in Roanoke that he turned over to his daughter who still owns it. I believe it's rented as she lives in Richmond. Pretty country out there. But remember this - PD's Law: "Junk expands to fill the space available". You'll just have to fill that 4-car garage with LBC's before that old refrigerator moves out there to join the lawnmower, snow blower, leaf blower and all the other stuff we just can't seem to live without.

AngliaGT
02-16-2018, 07:40 PM
That's what the storage shed in the backyard is for -
lawnmowers,etc.
We're trying to work out a deal with at least
one of the riding mowers out back.Tempted to by a
tractor - just because,but common sense (& budgets)
will prevail.

DavidApp
02-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Get an OBT. Fun to work on.

David

Lewpok
02-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Glad to hear you are going to be closing on a home soon. I live in SW Roanoke, what part of town will you be in? Feel free to call me, you still have my number? Lewis

Brooklands
03-01-2018, 05:58 PM
The place looks great. Take your time settling in and enjoy the place to the fullest. Definitely a deep garage. Garage space is what I miss most since we moved.