Hmmm? Well at 56 that’s always a good thing. :)
The best laid plans are never quite that. Had everything done and ready to erect the structure on Saturday and actually got started by drilling and anchoring the posts. What I didn’t plan on was a plumbing issue that needed to take precedence over the pergola. My wife accidentally forced flushed a rag down the bowl on the lower level. She was using it to clean something and then tossed it in the cleaning bucket full of soapy water. Not remembering that she did that, she proceeded to dump the bucket water into the bowl and then watched as the blue rag disappeared down the loo. “I swear I didn’t flush the toilet.” I said I knew, but that the volume of water she dumped from the bucket, force flushed the toilet and the rag with it. That level is below the house trap so I have a rather large sewage ejector pump for the lower bathroom and to evacuate storm water from the lower patio. The rest of Saturday was spent retrieving the blue rag before it caused problems with the pump. And being we’re expecting rain Monday night and Tuesday, I didn’t want to leave it until Monday just in case there were any issues.
But this morning was a new day and with the help of two friends, Rob and Paul, I was able to finish the structural part of the installation. Now all that remains are the purlins, post caps and bases to be built and installed. All in all, I’m very happy with it and how it looks in the yard. I’ll just need to touch-up some of the nicks and scratches after it’s all done.
Oh Paul had to get down with my Milwaukee on Saturday. He’s a carpenter’s foreman that now works with large breed dogs. Says they give him less lip than the guys on the job LOL
-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)