Right:  The carved shell can be seen here, a queen size bed will eventually fold up into the relief seen at the south wall (at the right of the open space).  The trusses can just be made out within the shadows of the trees here . . . The day of the truss setting was an extremely satisfying day for Calvino & Jensen . . . Even the crane operator, Milton, was impressed that everything bolted up with no hang ups . . . The trusses were hoisted up over the trees and dropped down onto their seats . . . The most challenging part was hanging the transverse truss . . . A wind brace truss . . . It runs from the pier at the north (left) to the truss at the south (right) - the operation was hang the truss there to start the bolt holes in the masonry pier, pick up the truss, then finish drilling the holes, re-place the truss, bolt the north end, then move to the south end and weld it to the south truss--we had to pull the south truss about 1 inch north to close a small gap between it and the transverse truss . . . Our biggest hang up . . .

Jason left at the end of the summer, before we got to the glu-lams . . . we were sad to see him go, but he headed to New York City . . . the metropolis . . . To see what damage he could do there . . . Hope to see you soon!

Left:  the south truss is seen here cantilevering among the trees, the steel forks hang there . . . Waiting for the glu-lam beams . . .