Thanks Dennis. However, this is the only available space in this house in the land of no basements. I figure we will be here at least another five years, which if I estimate correctly, will give me a couple of years to enjoy the layout after I quasi-finish it - whch I figure is going to take at least two more years. After that, we'll probably downsize with the kids gone. The best I will probably be able to do would be a three car garage and take over one bay. If I had my way, I'd be moving west - Wyoming or Idaho or Montana or the Dakotas are all calling me - but I'm not going to be ready to retire then, and I don't know that I'll be up to starting a new business in an unknown land at 58 or so. Seeing as how I have been working for myself for almost 30 years now, I don't know that I would be of the mindset to give up my working independence and get a job.