Susan and I were very excited to learn that the scaffolding was set up for us today and that we would be able to resume our work in the foyer.
We arrived at the house, eager to work. We have two big scaffold units on site, one for each side because there is a low overhang that divides this foyer. At first glance, the set up looked promising.
Upon closer inspection we realized there were some problems. This scaffolding is too close to the ceiling for us to be able to work. We need to be able to stand on the top platform and move around. We could barely sit on this without our heads hitting the ceiling. We also specified railings around the top platform for safety. Where are the railings???
This second scaffolding set up is just scary. No way would we stand on those two planks with no railings. Also, the railings are extremely wobbly and unstable. Neither of us could find a solid, staple support to grab onto to get onto the main platform.
So, here is Susan on the phone to the scaffolding company, discussing what needs to happen next. They will return tomorrow morning to make the necessary adjustments on one and said they will replace the unstable unit with something better.