Remember our upside down, inside out window installation plan? Repeated delays during the window ordering process combined with a looong, slooow fabrication and delivery schedule compelled us to invert the standard installation sequence. Instead of installing windows and doors first, then siding the exterior and interior, and then trimming everything in, we flip-flopped windows/doors and siding. That’s right, in order to maintain an ambitious timetable, we’ve executed an exterior and interior cladding prior to installing the windows. his involved some unintuitive workarounds, reverse engineering an otherwise routine process. So, yes, “windowing” the icehouse has been a unique challenge.
And yet this nimble team of problem solvers have have managed to make it work. And, I might add, much of the windowing work has fallen to Supi who has been stretching to simultaneously succeed on diverse, often disjointed projects (also heading up stone hardscape team in charge of an ambitious stone masonry design for the west and northwest of the icehouse deck.)
So today I tip my cap to this perennially willing, hardworking, and understated member of the team. Supi, you’ve been a benison beyond compare. A Jeroboam of gratitude! Whether designing, shaping, and mentoring stone masonry; workhorsing a concrete pour; rebuilding the boathouse gangway; or windowing the icehouse; we couldn’t have made i