What is Obsessive Car Disorder?
I’m going to need a paper bag to breathe into if things don’t improve soon. The idea of getting anything on or near my precious car is enough to send me into a panic attack. I’ve been a gear head for years but my anxiety has become overwhelming. It all started when we moved into the house that we’re in now. The garage is, how should I explain it, rickety. There’s a lot going on in there.
After talking to a few people down at the carshop, I learned that I’m OCD. I could have told them that to begin with, but they explained to me that it’s a very different condition. It’s known as “Obsessive Car Disorder.” As they began to talk to me about the symptoms, it all became very clear that I needed to do something about it.
My mechanic told me about steel pole buildings. He showed me inside of his beautiful sanctuary that was built specifically for his Corvette. I was in love. I didn’t feel like I needed to reach for a paper bag to breathe into even once. There was so much room and the floors were beautifully done. It was as if it was a car palace.
It became clear that steel pole buildings are a must for OCD sufferers. I’m getting ready to pitch the idea to my wife, which is all the more reason why I need to go over the reasons here.
Waterproof Conditions are Important
My chamois has been in overdrive since moving into this new house. The roof over my car leaks when it rains. The problem with this is that the water spots ruin the beautiful wax job. I have to run outside to either place a cover over it before the water gets on it or I have to stand out there with my trusty chamois to dry it all off. Otherwise, I have to look at water spots all over the finish. That’s simply not going to happen.
After talking to the mechanic about his Sherman Pole Building, he said that it doesn’t leak. That means that I could actually take better care of my car. Expert craftsmanship ensures that I’d be having a waterproof (and weatherproof) environment for my car. No matter what the weather is like outside, I can sit inside knowing that there’s nothing to worry about.
A Nail in a Tire is a Fate Worse Than Death
Things happen in the garage that I can’t control. The kids go digging around in the toolbox and dump out nails. I nearly had a heart attack last month when I blew out my tire leaving the house because of a nail that managed to implant itself right into the rim of my Corvette’s tire. There’s nothing worse than getting ready to go to a car show only to have to go to a tire center instead. Disappointing doesn’t even begin to cover it.
If my car was parked away from all of the tools, I’d never have to worry about nails. It would be a nail-free zone. That should easily control my OCD, right?
Overhead Storage is Cringe-worthy
My wife and I decided to hang overhead storage outside since we don’t have an attic or basement. Initially, it sounded like a great idea so that we’d have room for holiday decorations and other things that we only use at random times throughout the year. The biggest problem with that is that it is a constant source of anxiety. There are shelves hanging directly over my car. Let me make sure that this is clear. Directly. Over. My. Car.
Supposedly, the shelves are bolted into the beams, but all it takes is one stripped bolt to send everything crashing down on my car. With this cringe-worthy scenario, I’d much rather take my car out of the situation entirely.
More Room is Always Better for Obsessive Car Disorder
More room is desirable for all of our storage as well as for my car. As a gear head, I like to change my own oil and tinker with the engine on a regular basis. Rather than doing this in the middle of the driveway, I could have a pole barn that’s dedicated exclusively for my car. It gives me all of the room that I could ask for – and soothes my Obsessive Car Disorder.
With my car out of the house, too, it allows more room for boxes, bins, and other items. That will give my wife more room in the closets, which will make her happier, too. Her lack of storage hasn’t sent her breathing into a paper bag yet, though it could happy any day now.
Cars are a Part of the Family
At this point in my life, I’m pretty sure I’ve spent more on my cars than on my kids. My kids are expensive, but my cars have been very well cared for. My 1967 Corvette 427 is highly coveted and always gets more than a few comments at the car shows. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for this beauty, which is all the more reason to give it its own room. After all, my kids have their own rooms. It seems perfectly reasonable to have a pole barn constructed so it has its very own place.
Steel pole buildings are pretty much the best way to take care of my problems. Sherman did wonders for other people’s carports, so I’m looking at taking advantage of their craftsmanship. When I can have an entire building solely for my car, it will give me more peace of mind. Then I can sleep easy when I hear it start to rain. Additionally I don’t have to worry about what will happen when my kids dig into the toolbox. I can, finally, ditch this paper bag I’ve been carrying around in my back pocket, too.
It is a no brainer; if Sherman Pole Buildings can help me with my OCD, I’m sure they can help you out with yours, too. Their pole buildings may be the best way to overcome this situation. If my wife doesn’t go for it, I’m sure the doctor can write one of these steel buildings as a prescription. After all, Obsessive Car Disorder is most definitely an anxiety disorder.