What a week this has been trying to move forward on this project. I have to admit I never really thought this project all the way through about how long it was going to take. With an 8 sided object everything must be cut at angles. I was praying to the geometry gods all week and they weren't always answering my prayers. Many 'adjustments' had to be made.
I rarely tell others that they can't or shouldn't take on a project but unless you are VERY good at fractions, angles and visualizing things spatially a project like this may be your undoing without more detailed plans than the free ones we are using. My engineering degree came in handy on this one.
We worked very hard to be precise when we were laying out the footings and standing the posts but even with all the attention to detail it's just not possible to get things exactly right. Hence the 'adjustments' I mentioned above.
I had some actual "work" to do Tuesday so we had to fit in about 2 1/2 hours in the middle of the day to finish up the floor joists. It has been so hot and humid this week it's made the work tougher. I felt like I was back in my hometown of Pittsburgh with all the humidity. This day was easier because the angle cuts weren't as critical and we got to actually make some straight cuts along the way.
We will be having a party when this is complete, that's for sure!