. . . getting both vans in the garage! This may not seem like a big deal to all of you who live in the midwest, land of the spacious garage. But we live in the land of really big houses but minimalist garages, so for us, it is quite a big deal. In fact, I never thought we would be able to do it. It required a lot of cleaning and the shifting around of boxes and other garage junk.
Our house in Ohio had a huge 3 car garage. Seriously, this thing had at least 800 square feet. People live in much smaller spaces than this was. Then we moved here, into a house that was several times larger, and we got a garage that barely fit our freezer, fridge, bikes, and one van. The fridge and freezer are still in there, but the bikes didn't make the cut. They had to move to the shed.
Another tricky thing about our garage is that we have a big metal pole in the middle of it supporting a bedroom above. This isn't a huge deal for the Toyota, which is on the left side of the pole--the passenger just has to wait a minute while the driver backs up a bit so the door can open fully to let the person in (this is the drill especially when the said passenger is pregnant, LOL). But now the Odyssey is on the right side of the pole--right by the driver's side. So Bob has taken to opening the sliding door, and has put the center-console-tray down so he can walk through to the front. He says he feels like a pilot going into the cabin! Bring on the snow!