He gets Handyman magazine, an endless source of fun project ideas. From the plans in the mag, he built this super cool and handy tool caddy for all of our manual-labor yard implements. This is so much nicer than the clump they had been in before, and the cheesy plastic hanger I had installed at my old house.
We recently had copper gutters installed on the front section of the garage. They look very cool and classy and remind me of my working-in-the-copper-mine days. We got an estimate for the copper gutters last year, at the peak of commodity prices when copper was $4 a pound.
For this small section you see in the picture plus aluminum for the rest of the garage, the price was something like $2500!!! Needless to say, we did not opt for them at that time. Prices have plummeted since then (see chart), and contractors are hard up, so we scored a much better deal.
The man cave is not finished, but it is comin' along nicely.