'D' is for...

The Fox and Hounds project sometimes seems to be going on and on and on...  The truth is evvery day we make good progress but not always in one single place. Because there are so many trades working in a relatively small space we have to be very flexible as to where we work. As a result there are many things 'in progress' scattered through the worksite. Today I was hoping to finish the last of the concrete carving on the outside entry but the plasterers needed to work above to finish their work, meaning we had to work elsewhere. The 'brick' archway into the pub was the perfect project - out of everyone else's way including the tile man who had cordoned off a large area in the middle of the project. When we were designing the archway one of the owners, Debbie, asked for a decorative keystone in the arch. I suggested the letter 'D' be on the stone. She immediately asked what the 'D' stood for. And I replied on one side it was for Debbie and the other side Dan. Today was we carved the brickwork other trades folks and customers asked what the 'D'was for. Dominique of course thought it should be his initial. Dave thought the keystone was for him. The good natured debate was on. And I would think the debate will rage on for years to come as countless patrons ponder that same question. The truth is of course that since I made the pieces I would think I know better than anyone else. :)

-grampa dan