When I wrote you last, Hurricane Sandy had just left "Danny" all alone at the Drive-In Movie and was threatening to take her anger out on the Eastern Seaboard... And did.
So now friend/contractor Larry has been called away to Virginia to do insurance estimates for his job with less than three weeks until we NEED this extra square footage. The room will not be completely finished by Thanksmass. Needless to say, emotions are high... Thankfully My Dad has stepped in and will be overseeing construction matters until Larry comes back.
* * *The new plan, is to get the room "in the dry" before December 1st. With any luck next weekend we will deck and tar paper the roof. and the exterior walls will be put up next. (Sounds simple, but there is SO MUCH little stuff entailed.) We wont be cutting out windows or doors, Larry will finish all that once he comes back, when he comes back. But with the roof and walls on Dad will be able to cut the old dining room window out, and we will have the unfinished space to use for Thanksmass. Then I can move forward on getting the inside wired/insulated/walled/ and finished.
Michael & Christine fear not, no matter what Thanksmass 1958 is going to be wonderful!
The title of this post comes from Friend Joe, This weekend while he was helping me instal ceiling beams he finally came up with a fitting name for the new addition on the Casablanca. For months we've been batting around ideas, and inspiration came when Joe remarked how the current state of construction closely resembled the Pontipee House in our production of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" That's when it dawned on both of us, the Seven Brides set turned out so great because it was all of our friends, using the best of their skills together to create what has been deemed "the best set in Wichita Theatre history." So henceforth the addition/ dining room/ living room/ multipurpose room (among other names we have called it) Shall be know as "Pontipee Hall".
How fitting, how wonderfully, perfectly fitting.