Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Timely Meeting

The plan was for Joe to begin work on the project this week by digging holes for the supports for the deck and sun-porch but the weather has us on hold. We got another 4 inches of wet, heavy snow overnight making for a no-go and it's been snowing on and off throughout the day and evening. We're looking at next week at the earliest to begin.

But this week wasn't a total loss. We had a meeting scheduled with Karen and Joe for this afternoon and also plans to meet with Keith later in the day to go over ideas for what the cabinets/shelving that he's going to build for us may look like.

Keith came earlier rather than later and I was glad he did. He started running ideas by us that we hadn't considered for the south wall of the porch where the fireplace will be; ideas that I was hoping he could go into detail about with Karen and Joe present. He left to go to another job-site but came back to meet with all of us later and expand on his ideas for everyone. It was a timely meeting because it meant putting a hold on two of the special order windows along the south wall of the sun-porch. Fortunately it wasn't too late to stop production.

Keith would rather see us run the brick for the fireplace in a more narrow but considerably higher column than we were planning. The design we had come up with was all Tammy and my doing as I don't think we'd even shared our drawing with Joe or Karen yet. Keith has seen enough fireplace designs that he could tell instantly that our drawing was out of proportion. He was going to do one of his own and get back to us.

We discussed the look of the pergola and the dimensions of the materials we'll be using. Joe told me that this will likely be the most detailed pergola he's ever done. I'm sure he's up to the challenge!

I mentioned to Tammy this week that a new phrase the pups will soon learn will be "wanna go out on the deck?" They're going to love it out there!

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