I've been watching "Mission Organization" lately. They've done several garages. These garages are full of stuff without any room for the car.
When they get organized, they still don't put their cars in the garage. Their garages are places to store their big-kid toys, someplace to do laundry, crafts and work on bikes for a community project.
Umm.. .the reason your rec room has those big ugly doors that open onto the driveway is that you are supposed to put your CAR in there.
Yea, it is a crazy idea -- but, garages are made for cars. At least, here in the real world they are--- Maybe I'm just the victim of old-fashioned Midwest thinking... but --
They've never had to go outside at -40F, in the dark, in their parka, nightgown and boots to start the car and chip the ice off of the windshield so they can go to work.
They've never had to dig their car out of a snowbank before they can go to the mall.
They've never had to walk up the icy sidewalks with bags full of groceries, a purse, a computer bag and gym bag. And, they've never fallen flat on their asses while doing so.
Clearly, they've never walked out the door onto black ice, fallen on their as and turned around to crawl back into the house to call in sick.
Not to say I've done all of those things, but -- yea, I have.
Obviously, it is fall-like around here. I'm thinking about winter and marveling at people who voluntarily give up being able to park their car in the garage. I grew up without a garage -- and once I lived with one, I'll never live in a snowy state without one.