The detached garage is original from 1941 and has been mostly known as “the shack” until now: I think it now deserves to be called a garage again. The carpenters pulled off the old, rotten roof and erected some strategically placed 2”x4”s, etc to shore up the existing structure without messing with the (admittedly showing its age) original wooden board and batten siding.
(before) Detached awnings and old back door are still living in the back yard, along with many paint-covered ladders and miscellaneous pieces of wood, insulation, primer, etc.
So now we still have its original rustic siding but with a non-leaky roof and the confidence the whole thing won’t fall down for quite a few years:
I also looked at some canvas samples for the awning replacements today and the painters have continued to do some spot hand-sanding and priming. I think they’re going to paint the awning frames soon so we can decide on the awning fabric—whoo hoo!