As expected, things came to pretty much a crawl while decisions regarding rock faces and colors were being made.
Three days ago new columns were installed to replace the multitude of makeshift supports
The next day they came and finished sawing the existing tiles so they were even. They had originally been cut and notched to accommodate the former lanai wall plus some had been damaged in the demolition.
and they repaired and reinforced the cross beam that will eventually top the new screening (whitish in the center of this picture)
Then they came back and began covering the rough columns with a more finished wood
In a couple of days I am expecting them to start rock facing the pool retaining wall. I think this will take about a day to a day and a half. After that the lanai install can begin.