Paradise ponders, baseboard matching edition... It was slightly calmer here yesterday. But only slightly. :)
Burton Lumber (the source of all the lumber we used in construction), so I ran up there to see if they could match it. They did! Given that the baseboard we were trying to match was installed 22 years ago, I think that's pretty amazing!
Speaking of the builders ... they've finished all they can do until I get the electrical wiring for the deck finished. Below left shows what our deck looks like now, looking out from our kitchen doorway to the northwest. The photo at right shows what the inside of the deck roof looks like at the moment – not so beautiful! :) My wiring will be installed inside that mess, and then when I'm finished the builders will return and put a “skin” of tongue-and-groove floorboards over the bottom of what you see there. All the interior framing will be hidden. Our builder was absolutely delighted that (for the first time in the entire project) he wasn't the long pole – it was me instead. :)
Later in the day we got a call from SSL shipping, telling us that they had a delivery to make. We were expecting this; it's a piece of furniture for our bedroom (more on that in a later post). He was driving a big rig, so I made arrangements to meet him out on the road with my tractor in ten minutes or so. I went out, got the forks mounted on the tractor, and drove out to the highway to meet him. As I arrived, a Corlett shipping truck (which we were not expecting) drove up and pulled over. He had a delivery, too – Debbie's office chair that we weren't expecting for another week or so. What a weird coincidence! The SSL truck showed up about 3 minutes after the Corlett truck left. That was very convenient – which it happened more often!