The contractor that our client on the mezzanine addition project came by this morning. He didn’t know, (and thus didn’t put into his bid to the client) the sealed set of engineering calculations that we’d need for the building permit. He didn’t know we’d be going for permit. We’re architects. That’s sort of one of the things we do… And he said that he’s never gone for a permit on one of these before… Absolutely insane. And they screwed up my drawings again by putting a 3′-0″ stair in instead of the necessary 3′-8″
On a good note, in the Pope’s final “spiritual” testament, he stated that he “left no material possessions” to be willed. How great would that be, to go through life and leave nothing but a legacy? No material attachments. That’s a life worth having lived.