I rented a pickup truck at Home Depot on Friday night (Why Friday? Well, that was the only way to make sure I had it waiting for me on Saturday morning.). Then on Saturday morning I picked up the truck right where I left it overnight in the Home Depot parking lot and I went and picked up my friend Lou In Wburg and we headed over to BIG NYC in Astoria Queens. There we picked up all that calacatta gold marble I bought last Saturday - approximately 900 pounds of it - along with 160 linear feet of lovely oak crown molding. And, as long as I was at BIG with a lot of extra room in my truck, I decided to take a look at the rest of the stone they had for sale. Just to be safe, I decided to buy 170 Sq. Ft. of 12"x12" travertine tiles. They are a variety called "noce" or "noche". Anyway, here are some photos.
|The truck. What a bargain! $75 for a full day with no mileage charge. And it handled really nicely, even with a ton of stone in the bed.|
|On the right is the Calacatta Gold. On the left are the styrofoam 10 packs of travertine noce.|
|Another shot of the travertine.|
|And here is friend Lou going above and beyond helping unload the stone. Why does he always get stuck coming with me on the heavy days? Just lucky for me, I guess.|