Progress and sore muscles!
Well I have to own up to MY goof - we had a modular plastic frame base included and didn't know it until after we built the wooden one. However, looking at the plastic stuff, I'm much happier with the weight and substance of the beefier foundation. This will NOT blow away.
Progress was a bit slow, lots of pieces to locate in 3 big boxes, and then to get them installed in the right order and not lose patience. Everything is held together with little plastic pins that have to be manually installed with a glorified allen wrench. If you have ever built some Swedish furniture, you can relate to this. There are 320 of those little pins to install! And we aren't done yet even thought we worked through lunch. A bowl of cereal with a banana @ 10 am just doesn't hold a person to 7 pm the way it used to! Anyways, we have the roof arches all built as well as the top glazing panels installed. The next part is lifting the roof onto the wall posts and we were just too tired to do any more. Stopped for a soak in the tub with a cold drink, lasagna and salad for supper and then the Amazing Race. Tomorrow is another day.