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Now that the steel post has been cut down to size, Hector was able to build the entry ramp out of pressure treated lumber and LockDry aluminum decking. It already looks beautiful, even though the finishing touches won't be applied until later today. Eventually (next week?) there will be a concrete landing and walkway out to the street.
The stucco guy has nearly finished wiring the basement walls and garage and, like the deck, it looks great now and will be immeasurably better after the stucco has been applied. That won't be for a little while, though, as we have to complete the deck and guardrails first, and that's on hold while we wait for the extra aluminum planks to be delivered some time next week.
Once Hector adds the aluminum trim pieces and the ramp is a done deal, all that remains is to paint the underside of the porch ceiling white and then a glistening gleaming entry will be ready to welcome any and all visitors to The Minnie House.
Yesterday I installed a bunch of rails and shelves in the kitchen cabinets, the start of a fairly gargantuan undertaking that will no doubt keep me gainfully occupied and occasionally frustrated beyond belief for the next few days. I'm not a handy man in any sense of the word, but I don't mind getting my hands dirty and I love being actively engaged in the process of bringing my dream to life.