[Daddy's Thoughts]Received 03/21/2005 03:09

Trading Spaces Day 1

Today I began the ambitious project of building a pergola. I enlisted the help of long time friend and master carpenter Jason Oliver (yes that is an actual picture of him.) Also, there to lend a hand was my new neighbor Clint. We went to Lowe's and picked up six 4x4x8s thirty 2x8x8s and six 2x8x16s. All lumber is pressure treated. To get it all home we had to rent the trusty Lowe's Truck, after that, we went to work. Amazingly enough, things went pretty smooth. We used the decks I had built previously as anchors for the posts. After the posts were up, we only had enough daylight to frame around the top. Everyone, including Hannah lent a helping hand.