I figured I'd just try it but early before my shower, cause it was going to be a sweaty job.
Turns out not nearly as bad as I conjured. It fit through with about a millimetre to spare. I want to do some rearranging out there so I just left it for later.
Biggie, of course, watched with great interest and kind of thought about getting up there but voted no. I came inside and had coffee and breakfast and internet and before I knew it, he was up there watching the world. It's been an hour and and half and he's been up and down and up and down.
Best of all worlds. Biggie has his view back and I don't have that hulking thing in my living room!!
When the sun moves away from the terrace (it faces east so after lunch-ish), I will get out there and finish the work. I need to redo all the twist ties so they look nicer. And then move the table and chairs to one side and the cat tree to the other. I think it will look great. I'm tickled with this whole thing.
Inside, I'll need to so a bit of re-arranging and I don't really have that plan yet, but it will come.
The shades guy did not come yesterday. His nice scheduling lady called and asked if they could reschedule. I could hear fighting toddlers in her background but she carried on as if she could not hear there. 2020. I told her to reschedule whenever it was good for them. I was in no hurry. We're now talking Thursday at 11 which is fine.
Today's action is a trip to the Mariner's team store to pick up my sweatshirt prize at noon. I think I'm going to piggy back a sandwich stop to pick up lunch at the bagel place.
Tomorrow is house cleaner day but there isn't much I need to do to get ready for that. Also tomorrow, we're supposed to get smoke back. Not as bad as before and mainly in areas south of here. I'm going to strap on my N95 and go out regardless.
But, that's tomorrow... let's not get ahead of ourselves.