|That's my MIL, FIL, and hubby taking down the railings.|
|My BIL. Notice the awful condition of the deck. Horrendous!|
Now fast forward a year to August 2009. Mark has planned the heck out of this deck. It's going to be the greatest deck known to man-kind. It bigger, both wider and longer. He's making a fancy outer border, wrap around steps, 45 degree angled cuts at the corner. A thing of beauty. A masterpiece. At least that is what I'm hoping for, because it's now been two summers without a deck and it's a pain. So we rent a post hole digger and make some really big ass holes, 19 of them to be exact, 48 inches deep. It's exhausting work for everyone. (I have pictures of this process but I can't find which folder I put them into. Grrr!) But we have holes! Holes that some baby skunks keep falling into. Skunks that need rescuing. Stinky!
|One of the big holes.|
|The two baby skunks getting a bath because they were covered in mud.|
We had to call an animal rescue group to come and relocate them because they kept coming back and falling in. One ended up dying which was sad because they have such cute faces. But, ya know, stinky! We eventually put in the posts, and fill the holes up with 10 gazillion pounds of concrete. Those suckers are NEVER coming out.
Fast forward another year, June 2010. Have you been noticing how many years it's been now? Do you think I had a reason to be cranky about this? Just in case you're unclear, the answer is YES, Jaime you deserve to be upset by your husband's slow way of working on things. It may end up being wonderful but is it worth the aggravation? I'm not so sure. Seriously, any time someone would ask be about the deck, I'd see red. Everyone else thought it was sooooo funny that it was taking so long, but it wasn't impacting their lives now, was it?
|Framing! It's glorious!|
|Working hard with his power tools.|
|See the pretty walnut. See the border and fascia boards. Can you picture the pretty? I almost can!|
|See my one, lone piece of crown? I would love to show off pictures of my super cute dining room but it's not yet finished!|