My Dad is a gardener. More specifically, he grows roses. Needless to say, he is outside a bunch. When he wasn't in the flower beds tending his roses, he was was sitting underneath the large arbor in his backyard. This under-engineered arbor supported four enormous Lady Banks Roses. This October, my Dad had an emergency double-bypass. The surgery went great and he was recovering nicely. His recovery included sitting at the back window looking at his neglected garden. Then, on top of that, his under-engineered arbor collapsed. Needless to say, it wasn't a great fall for my Dad.
Luckily, Thanksgiving was going to be at my Dad's house this year. That meant there would be lots of family members, a.k.a. free labor. We decided to rebuild the arbor while everyone was there.