|Back wall is in. Includes smoked glass sidelights.|
Wainscoting still to come.
At work I kept wondering what was happening back home. I texted Scott - "not sure if I want to see pictures or be surprised with the unveil when I get home." No pictures came from Scott. I wasn't sure if I liked or hated that fact. All I knew is that my anticipation was high. My drive home was long. And my heart was pumping as I turned into the driveway, not sure what I'd see as I rounded the culvert today. How far would they be?
My heart sank a little when it seemed only the back wall was up. I think I had visions of all sides up. Lol. As I drove up the drive I noticed the windows were framed in and so were the walk doors and big split sliding door. Oh, I guess quite a bit got done today! The putsy work that takes more time and attention to get just right. The guys waved as I passed and drove up to the house. I ran upstairs and changed into jeans and walked down for a better inspection. The back wall was in. That included the double row of smoked sidelight that ran all along that side. We wanted a lot of light in the arena but I didn't like the white panels that seem to turn yellow over time. So we were excited to find smoked gray sidelight panels that match, camouflage the poles and won't turn yellow overtime.
|Gable end facing paddock is in too. |
Arena from the horse's point of view.
Up close the work was impressive. Every panel was straight as an arrow and even each fastener was in a perfect line. It looked awesome and a chill ran down my spine. Yeah! Scott walked down and rested his arms on one of the framed windowsills, and watched me with a smile on his face. He has been very pleased with the workmanship of the building. And now that the footing fiasco is behind us, he's been enjoying the building process more....requiring less beer. Mostly he's enjoying my ooo's and ahhh's of excitement. I guess that's really what this is all about, right?! Getting to build dreams.
On Tuesday the crew placed the windows in their frames as I was leaving for work. That made me think the front wall would be put up next. Oh happy day - that will be super exciting to see! However, when I got home it was the two gable ends that were completed. The crew was still there and cutting and placing pieces on the front entrance
|A little rain?|
Go, go away!
The front main wall is next. But Wednesday brought rain....so the crew isn't here. 😕 I have off of work today and the rest of the week and I was hoping to watch the front get raised. Hopefully tomorrow. In the meantime, Rachel stopped by and we toured the arena in galoshes and umbrellas, sipping frappes.
To all my friends competing at the Celebration that opens today - best of luck! I'm thinking of all of you and wishing I could be there too. My "big oval" is my arena project right now. Hope you all have safe and fun rides! I'll be monitoring the results and cheering you all on to victory!