Good news / bad news on the model railroad front. I now have all the materials I need to start the benchwork - lumber, screws, a quad driver for the electric drill, and all the plans are now finalized for the benchwork as well. Even got a quick lesson from my stepfather-in-law on safely operating a circular saw. Bad news - didn't get a chance to start cleaning the garage, because I ended up helping SIL all weekend doing renovations to our basement bathroom. And then last night it got cold, and dumped snow (about 6 inches and still counting) - supposed to get up to +8C tomorrow, so maybe later in the week I can start on the garage (and likely I'll take breaks from the cleaning/reorganizing to do little bits of benchwork heh heh).