Thanks for all the replies!
Its been a few weeks since I've updated, but work has been progressing along. Most of the big framing has been completed and all they need to do now is some sheathing with OSB and a few other doo-dads.
Here is the front of the garage. The angled portion will have some reused and new spanish tile placed on it to match the rest of the house.
Another view. You can see the height of the window in this pic and some of the westerly sun I'll get through it. The window is situated 64 inches above the surface of the garage floor so that I have wall space to put my toolbox underneath. Also, the height keeps me from looking in at my unfisinhed projects and junk from the outside.
Another view of the window from inside the garage and a shot of the addition to the house. The addition has been taking up the bulk of the time and expense...but I gotta keep the wife happy so I could get my garage.
Rough framing and eventual cut-out for a big-ass skylight that will open manually. Nothing like natural light in a shop and being able to vent from the roof. The celing height will be 12 feet, 1".
And since this is earthquake country, a bunch of simpson strong-ties around the perimeter of the walls. Hopefully these, 2x6's placed 16" on center, and 3/4" oriented strand board will keep the roof from falling in during a temblor. Maybe...
Epoxy guy came in to day to give me samples of a medium grey epoxy flooring system. Here's a link to the stuff we're planning to put down in a thin-mil coat (~6 - 8 mil coating).
Next up: more work on the addition to the house, plumbling, electrical, inspection, insulation, inspection again, and drywall.