The cupola received the last major touches today. Fascia and flashing are complete. Tomorrow we attend to the last bit of touch-up staining, the final row of roofing screws, a bit of caulk here and there, and window washing. Then we can get back to roofing around the cupola and make the big push on to the west end. Excitement is in the air. We dream fitfully about the long-awaited farewell to the tarps, now so tantalizingly near.