Saturday, December 31, 2005

Uneven parallel

I finally wanted you gentle readers to see what all this porch fuss is about.

The pictures in the Thousand Words post pretty much says it all. Nonetheless if you didn’t catch the what’s wrong in the first picture let me lay it out for you.

All of the current porches are of the same style, construction and height. You’ll notice that the porch in the foreground is not parallel with the porch in the background. Because if the porches were parallel, you wouldn’t see the second porch---everything would line up evenly. Your eyes would travel straight across.

Obviously that is not the case.

The second picture let’s you know why the porch in the foreground it tilting. One of the support beams that are anchored to the building is not properly fixed to the vertical support that comes out of the ground. If the vertical support beam from the ground and the horizontal support beam coming out of the building fit properly it would form a nice tight “T”.

Obviously that is not the case.

The Porch People are working on scheduling a crew to start the actual work some time in January and February. They were caught a little flat footed when the building permit came in so early.

So God love you if you thought for even a second that I was taking poetic license in telling the porch tale of woe. Yes, folks they really are that bad.

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