After shopping on Saturday, we began construction in earnest on Sunday. We ran into a problem with the design of the post. But sometimes a mistake turns in to a better design. The new colums have a decidely craftsman look which I love. We got all the posts done - I am mastering a drill - I may even buy my own! Putting up the posts was not without mishaps. Getting hit in the head with a pipe wrench was not in the origional plan. I somehow managed to break off a manonry drill bit and almost broke off my arm as well.
But despite it all - we made progress. Take a peak.