Today is our son’s 37th birthday anniversary. Happy birthday Brendan. Linda sent him a happy birthday text and his reply confirmed that they are at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
My main task today was to finish the design of the built-in sofa for the bus and get the drawings in the mail to Jarel Beatty, the cabinet maker in Logansport, Indiana. I dovetailed that work with breakfast, lunch, and a long chat with Pat Lintner from our FMCA Great Lakes Converted Coaches (GLCC) chapter, but by 2 PM the two 17″ x 22″ sheets were ready.
I was not satisfied with the quality of the copies I got from The FedEx Office store in Brighton so I drove to the store in Novi where their large sheet scanner/printer does a really nice job. Copies in hand I drove to the post office in Brighton, bought a Ready Post mailing tube, addressed it, put the copies inside, and sent it on its way. Back home I sent Jarel an e-mail letting him know the sofa drawings were on their way and explaining them a bit. I then settled in to continue uploading blog posts to our website.
Later in the evening I got a text message from Jarel with three more photos of the custom walnut desk. He had sprayed all of the pieces and was letting them dry. He planned to work on something else tomorrow but thought he would have the drawer slides and drawers installed by the end of the week. He will probably start on the pull-out pantry but wasn’t sure he would get it done before he leaves for a vacation trip on the 21st. It is unlikely that the built-in sofa pieces will be done by then and the HVAC chase cover needs to wait until after the desk is installed in order to get a final, accurate measurement for its length.
I will probably drive down and get the various desk pieces from him before he goes on vacation so I can install them as soon as the new floor is installed. I have to install the two fan-coil heat exchangers in the bases and redo the hoses before I can put the pedestals in place so it will be easier for me to do this at home. As part of the same trip I will stop at Coach Supply Direct in Edwardsburg, Michigan and pick up the fabric we ordered for sofa cushions. If we decide to use A-1 Upholstery in Elkhart I will drop the fabric off there along with drawings of the cushions we need made.
For my evening relaxation I read a little more of “Number Theory and Its History” by Oystein Ore and then went to bed.