my, 'new garage' thread has been blocked under Rosa. so I guess I have been a bad boy. I may get kicked off. old geezer will miss all. thanks for allowing me here. me 34 car garage is moving ahead painfully slow. I have posted before these things but because it was under Rosa many did not see. heading says it all. what started out as a $50,000 project quickly went to $250,000. and after a year. well, heading says it all. I never was good at budgets. this started April 2014. and this week I have given up on finish dates. the architect and the structural engineer he hired are not up to this project. my contractor(second one) is not paying attention to the plans and not checking the subs. so guess what, a big mess. steel is up(30 tons) and ready for glass. no glass company has been contacted until I called last Friday. min. of two months to get glass in. the basement is being dug out now because 700 sq ft. was filled with dirt. architect assistant was not supervised. I only caught the mistake after 100 yards of concrete was poured. a pool was included. but the architect did not consult a pool company. so today I get a quote. I had to call the pool contractor. the poured walls done for the pool have to come out. steel beams remade etc., pool is enclosed. pools are gunite. the architect had concrete walls poured. not leaving room for any gunite liner. there is more but I am worn out from the stress today. looking to an Austin get away this week.