New bases were also constructed, turned, and attached to the columns.
While the pillars were being refurbished in the shop, work began on the porch floor to install a better drainage system and to repair rotted sections with epoxy.
Another project was the refinishing of our solid oak front door and the making of a screen insert for our storm door.
Only then could Joe Thompson's paint crew move in. With cherry pickers doing the job of ladders and scaffolds, painting took little over a week.
Large areas were covered rapidly with a spraying system, but the edging, including the soffit details, were done by hand.
These pictures reminded me that in my younger days we painted the house by hand using a forty foot ladder. I reached the peaks with a brush attached to a six foot extender. The old days were really not the "good old days."