So, Justin's help freed BA up to do other things (like scare me 1/2 to death by climbing up on the roof):
|Justin is the tall guy inside the box. And my crazy husband is, |
of course, the guy on top of it.
Justin advertises on Craig's List, so if you are in the Austin area and need someone who is dependable, pleasant, and a hard worker, we definitely recommend him.
Another thing that we needed a bit of help with is welding. We found a great guy named Thadius at Happy Trails Metalcraft. You can visit their website here. Thadius did an amazing job. He talked to us about what we wanted, and then was careful to measure and cut a neat, steady square so that we could use the cut-out metal as a shutter. We really lucked out in finding TWO good workers on this trip, and would recommend Thadius as well!
Here's what he did:
|The sparks were flying! I was outside on fire watch.|
|A nice perforated square|
|The square begins to open...|
|We have a window! (That's Thadius on the right.)|
|And a window frame!|
|And an awesome, one-of-a-kind shutter!|