The State of my Garage

The garage renovation is officially underway. This is the part where I have a panic attack and wonder what in the world I was ever thinking. 

Day one went along swimmingly. The wood siding was removed from the right interior garage wall and saved so it could be re-purposed on the front of the house (where the current garage door is) later.  

We ran into the first (and hopefully last) of our problems on day two of the project. Our contractor discovered that the brick in our foundation was not level by more than three inches from one side of the garage to the other, and from the other side to another it was off by an inch-and-a-half. The brick on the foundation was very poorly done, so our best option was to *deep breath*...lift 3 of the garage walls off of the foundation by a few inches, knock out the existing brick foundation and re-lay the entire thing properly. 

Here's the front of the garage after being lifted. I'm told it's not as bad as it looks. Thank goodness, I was about to have a heart attack.
So, a bit of a slower start than expected on the garage, but we're moving in the right direction. If this is what I can expect out of these renovations, it's gonna be a hell of a ride.

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