The new studio arrangement looked pretty good back in July. (See my post for July 2014.) I had taken over at least half of the 2-car garage when we moved into our house in Taos. It wasn't perfect, but it had a sink and a window. The walls were finished out with dry wall and there was radiant floor heat. I had set up storage and table work space and a work bench. I prepared for my feature exhibit at La Veta Gallery and got merchandise ready for TAOSFOLK Popup Store.
Trouble didn't raise its fuzzy little head until the week before Christmas. We drove the jeep down to Espanola for some routine maintenance. If the rabbit that rode down the mountain under the hood of my car was not the one who chewed though a bunch of wiring under there, he was a close relative. The guilty party (or his best friend) jumped out as soon as they popped open the hood in the service bay. As so often happens, routine maintenance turned into an expensive repair.
Obviously, the garage is the best place for our vehicles, at least through the winter months. There are thousands of rabbits in our neighborhood who would be happy to take the place of the one who moved to Espanola. The decision was made quickly and we hurried to dismantle my one-time studio without exploding all kinds of junk into the house.
OK, I am certain I can figure out a creative solution for a work space.