Before we can begin the big American adventure, local man must pack up the coolest workshop on Mercer Island. Also known among other locals as the Garage Mahal, the workshop is the birthplace of many anthropomorphic robots, several pieces of fine furniture and countless home fix-it projects. And it’s been a beloved hangout for the local man since we built it about 8 years ago. When the author pictures local man in the workshop, this is how I picture him, with safety glasses and rock and roll going in the background. While we know that local man will find a new workshop in the future, we trust that in the mean time the workshop will become the home of some other creative soul’s dreams.