|Scaffolding up, exterior stripped down to the wood|
So how did it turn out?
- Do you remember I mentioned we are at the start of our rainy season? Every single day during the demolition and re-construction was sunny. The mornings started in the mid-high 30 degree range, but quickly warmed up to high 50s and up. So the weather was even better than we could have even hoped for.
- There were no rain delays and mild temperatures allowed the new exterior coatings to be applied and dry/cure easily.
- John and I were able to go about our business of getting the vineyard ready for the next growing season, confident that the work would get done without our hovering.
- The color match is perfect.
- The landscaping around the scaffolding is pretty much unscathed, save for lots of tiny bits of styrofoam in the mulch.
- The final detail steps were completed on December 28 and the scaffolding was removed on the 29th, before the end of the year, as planned.
- John, ever my hero, steered the process like a champ, and joined me in assuming the positive outcome.
- I stayed calm, eerily and deliciously serene, throughout the whole process. I marveled both inside and aloud at how well the project was progressing, and regularly "checked in with myself" around the fact that I was consciously practicing assuming that the best case scenario would happen.