We had some overwhelming news last week that kind of threw us for a loop, even though it had always been in the back of our minds. We met with a structural engineer who spent two hours going through the buildings with us and really explaining about what beams needed to be where and what projects should be prioritized. We will continue on with the foundation work for now. Our engineer did give us a lot to think about. We took the rest of the day off to recover from what he said and then decided today that we should just get in the car and drive and chat about it. We ended up on the beach in Deer Isle trying to lure the dog to the water's edge. No good!
What was good though was the epiphany we both had. It now seems that we have agreed on the major plan for the building, which is somewhat different than it was last week. But, our plan has solidified, and the mantra that we should all be using applies here: Simplify, simplify, simplify. We need to speak with a few more people and with the town first before we do anything.
Will be back soon with news.