|Too red! Sept 6th|
Through all of the nervousness Irma is causing, Alabama's Gulf coasts appears to be outside her reach -- at least for now. As a matter of fact, we are having surprisingly pleasant, sunny weather with lower humidity and temperatures. Even the daily rainstorms have stopped.
A welcomed hum of construction activity began on our project this week. It started when the dark brown concrete stain color I chose was not available. On Wednesday, a runner-up stain was selected but it proved to be much too red.
Then the good folks at Sherwin Williams created a custom color that was near perfect and it was applied to the gazebo pad. I do like it. Hopefully, gazebo assembly will begin soon. David and one of his Gulf Coast Construction guys, named Bill, assisted and encouraged me with the process... Bill even drove me to the Sherwin Williams store.
Our non-standard and elusive eight foot double front doors still hadn't arrived and that is holding up interior progress. David managed to get the framing inspection passed without the doors but he's hesitant to press our luck by requesting the insulation inspection without them.
Then, to our surprise, the doors arrived on Sept 7th! But alas!... No celebration. The sidelights were not included. My heart fell to my feet. David did go ahead with a request for insulation inspection and to our delight..... IT PASSED -- pending door installation, of course. I'm impressed.
|The Doors.... no, not those Doors.|
|Sept 8 -- David (R) and Bill (L) are eager to see my reaction to the new concrete stain.|
|Perfect color concrete stain. Remnants of the first stain can be seen on the edge.|
|Bill and David planning the sheetrock installation - September 8|
|Late afternoon on Sept 8. The tongue and groove porch ceiling is started.|
|September 10, noon|
|Septemeber 10th 8:40 p.m.|