This is what a gazebo looks like "Before". Ugly, huh?
Then these guys, the "Gazebo Guys", get ready to go to work...
The Gazebo Guys:
Doug Franzoni, his wife Janice, and presenting the "Crew Boss"...
No matter the cost, things are always worth so much more when you invest:
This pic shows the concrete footings that have been dug and tamped into place for the four "floor" sections. Things will start to go fast from here on out...
IF... we can just keep the help out of the creek.
"DON'T GET TOO CLOSE TO THE WATER! YOU'LL SLIP ON THE ROCKS.
STAY DRY! DON'T GET WET! DON'T MAKE ME TELL YOU TWICE!"
Um... "Did you say something, Mom?"
The floors are in place, and leveled.
This next pic is some indication of the difference in my personal body temperature (99F and humid!) and the ambient temp (28F). Man, I'm smokin'.
The walls are coming up...
and it's starting to resemble a gazebo!
The "first floor" trusses ready to be lifted into place
It's looking even MORE like a gazebo...
If only it didn't leak so badly.
Let's put on some...
Up come the trusses for the "second floor".
The "Second Floor" is now capped off, and it's time for...
"A well-deserved break"
Excuse... you wanna hand me up a cup of coffee? Thanky!
Break time's over. Let's get this thing finished up!
Ta-Dah! It's a Gazebo! (from the outside, anyway)
BUT... when you're on the inside looking out, it becomes...
Meditation Station #2
Meditation Station #2, staring into the Sun