We’ve mentioned this before, but it seems that the building site has its own rhythm. Some weeks hum right along. Others — like the last couple — can’t seem to get out of their own way.
This week is definitely the former. Though a combination of sub-contractor availability, good timing and difficult conversations, Dash Landing bears a striking resemblance to Grand Central Station. We’ve got landscapers, finish carpenters, garage door installers, cabinet builders, masons, contractors, nephews, and an occasional electrician.
Lots of progress across a number of areas, but it’s the masons that are really knocking out the awesome. Sam and Dennis are finishing up our patio and the assorted steps. We mentioned the latter briefly, but they pulled these out of a local quarry in a “cash only” deal — a true Maine tradition.
As an added bonus, they’re also setting our incredible new fire pit. This was made by the husband of one of our co-workers and is just about perfect. It’ll sit about a foot deep on a base of fire bricks. The big flange will then sit right on top of the bluestone. Truly a work of art and a great addition to our project.