Found in a planer in a good friend, not to mention a source of advice. It's ED, and he lives right down the road. I'm not sure how available he is, and if this whole endeavor is even worth it, but at least I've found someone, and that's a good start. Meanwhile, my Mentor has gotten info about the cement deck, and he's excited about it. Always a good thing.
I still need to contact the cement guys about the work, that's my part. Got to make some calls while awaiting word on the asbestos. I finished painting the windows on the back of the house, however, and now need to finish up with the clapboards, but it's too darn hot. I may wait until the fall, but we shall see. Until the next time, thanks for reading.