Thursday, 27 December 2012

Cake or Death!

A lot has been happening in the background over the last few months and it's time to outline the plan for the next 12.

I remember thinking to myself  a couple of years ago that it's going to boil down to a choice between a racing car or a house, there is no way I'll be able to afford both. I was, and still am desperate to get on the track. Naturally I gave up on the house idea and concentrated on saving for the car but it got to the stage late last year where I finally began to realise it was marginally more sensible to spend the money on a house and start saving all over again for the car.

Last Friday Lou and I exchanged contracts on our first place, we're due to complete on the 9th of January and I can't wait. Unfortunately it only has a tiny single garage, wholly inadequate for the purposes of running a racing car. I say wholly inadequate, it's probably perfectly adequate but the fact of the matter is I just want to build myself a super-plush ultra-humongous double garage to base Rawkus Racing out of for the foreseeable future.

The house itself need loads of work so that's all the disposable monthly income taken care of, that means the garage is going to be paid for out of whatever I get from the sale of the Capri. Therefore I can't afford to pay someone else to build it so I'm going to have to do it myself (with more than a little help from my dad). But between the two of us and probably lots of guest appearances from my mates we're going to do everything from digging the footings to sloshing on that sweet looking red floor paint.

This is all going to be happening along side completely re-fitting the bathroom and the kitchen as well as recovering the roof and tarting up every other room in the house, all DIY.

So it turns out you can have your cake and eat it, you just need to be prepared to do a little baking....................and build the oven.

I'm going to blog as much as I can about building the garage as I'm sure this is something a lot of people have thought about doing and may find quite interesting. Plus when my dad's not helping me out down here, he's going to be busy on the Viva in north Wales with my bro. it's going to be a busy year for Rawkus Racing.