ChefDean wrote:Does the price tag on that monster include install and setup? Or are you responsible for assembly? If they assemble, great. If you're responsible, when is that bad boy coming and what are your plans?
They do offer assembly for a fee, but it is essentially the same price as the hardware. Ouch! My dad has some construction friends and he's trying to get things organized with them to perhaps get them to construct it. He's thinking about contacting the same guys that recently did his pole barn to see if they're available and if they think they could pull it off with our help. I don't know if it will pan out though.
And unfortunately, my dad is in the hospital again as of yesterday. I guess his hemoglobin levels were so low on the most recent blood test that they wanted him to go to the ER immediately to get a blood transfusion. They worried he would just pass out from lack of oxygen in his blood. Ugh. I spoke with him this morning and he seemed OK but his hemoglobin levels aren't very high even after the blood transfusion, so he's not sure they're gonna let him go home today. We have a meeting in an hour with the FarmTek people to discuss the project. We may end up having to use them to construct as well if my dad can't coordinate something.
In addition to his recent heart surgery, he's also been diagnosed with colon and kidney cancer. They suspect he's bleeding internally somewhere and that's why his blood levels aren't good. Obviously, I'm super worried and super stressed about his health. I sure hope he can get the care he needs to recover but he does seem to be dealing with problem after problem and his health is declining pretty rapidly. I'm scared....
ChefDean wrote:I have a few things scheduled this summer, but it's only a four hour drive, and I might be able to come up for a few days if necessary to help depending on when.
Oh man, that would be amazing if you could come help! I don't have a delivery date yet, but I think it is a 12 week lead time for manufacturing, so we're looking at July-August for a delivery timeframe. I'll be traveling back to attempt assembly, hopefully with my dad and whoever he can contract to help. Attached below are the generic plans for the building. Seems like it is doable even for a non-handy-person like myself, especially after figuring out the first column/rafter assembly because it is just a repeat pattern all the way through the greenhouse on 12' centers.
If it proves to be too daunting, I might have to just suck it up and pay for the FarmTek contractors to assemble it, but I'm hoping that won't be the case.