Yes, the title of the post is a quote from one of my neighbors. I’m sure that what I’m up to in the garage (my studio) is strange and unusual to the people who live around me. I don’t go around shouting throughout the neighborhood that I’m a jeweler, so only some of the neighbors know what I’m up to.
When I’m walking the dog around in the evening, I sometimes hear the sounds of hammers, saw, and other tools emanating from other people’s garages. I’ve seen inside a couple of them (from the street) and know that at least two of the houses in my neighborhood have secret woodshops and one has a whole car repair bay (including a lift.) I wonder what they think is going on in my studio. The garage doors are insulated, so I don’t ever open them and no one gets a tantalizing glimpse into my secret world.
I kind of like being a mystery. “What’s going on in there?” “Are they building something illegal?” “Why is it so noisy?” It’s fun to keep them guessing. Of course, if they only asked, I would tell them!
What do your neighbors think is going on in your private sanctum? What is your garage like? A man cave, studio space, or simply a place to keep your car? Leave a comment and let us know.