Floyd’s fancy public outhouse — otherwise known as the Timber Frame Public Restroom — may (and the key word here is "may") open in time for the 4th of July weekend.

Contractor Ed Irwin says the final pieces to the puzzle are in and his crew is pressing to get everything installed by the holiday period.

Of course, this is Floyd, so there are still issues to be resolved. The Town Brain Trust — otherwise known as the Town Council — is still debating over what color to paint the timber frame.

Most people leave timber frames natural. They either seal the wood or stain and seal it. But in Floyd, process often overrules logic and some want to paint cover the natural wood with paint and they are undecided about color.

We always thought nature did a pretty good job on its own when it came to the color of wood. Some people just can’t leave well enough alone.