Carrying on from the last post, the studio building also has a wee wine room. When we first viewed the property there wasn’t much wine in the space but there sure was a lot of wine storage.
I have a small collection of interesting wines that I started accumulating after first moving to California. Nothing extravagant — mainly just things I got from the old Bonny Doon Wine club (BOO that they shut down the club a while back!) Anyway between that and a couple trips to BevMo after moving in and we had close two hundred bottles of wine: which sounds like a lot, but really was only enough to fill the back rack in the pic above.
Then we had the great flood in the studio building back in 2017 all that wine had to get moved out and into a a spare bathroom — best option for a cool dry space as the crawlspace was still chock full of diesel furnace ducts. I vowed when moving all those bottles that we would not be buying more wine any time soon. Nor would we ever fill up all the racks in the wine room.
Over the last five years we have managed, well really I have managed as Agent Smith is not a big wine drinker, to slowly work our way through a few dozen bottles. Since we now also use the room for a few servers as it has its own air conditioning unit to keep the temperature stable, we soon discovered that largest rack structure was really just wasted space. So we pulled it out and put the remains in a dumpster.
The end result is a lot more space, plus a bit of blank wall space to hang a few pictures not currently being shown in the house. In addition the small collection of holiday decorations (stored in the bins) are also squirreled away: considering most of our holiday decorations are tarted up stuffed toys from when I was kid, having a bug free environment to store them is a nice bonus.