Stop picking on my dearly beloved - he's just aggravated that I changed my design in the middle of the project. He actually didn't want any part of the whole pergola thing until I ordered the wood, had it delivered and started out to the yard with pencil, tape measure and plans in hand. Apparenttly didn't trust me to "do it right". I'm no slouch in the remodeling department and he knows it. But I'm not Joanne Liebler either, and he knows it. I just don't know how to do this notching out thing. Maybe I'll just toenail the damn things on and give all of you a break. But I'd really like to show off.