Monday, February 14, 2011

Deck Continued

Why, oh why did I make the deck so complicated?  I envisioned a decorative border around the outside in a different color, and 45 degree angles running away from the house....  What I didnt plan on was the 44.3 degree angles that you end up with when the deck is not PERFECTLY square.  What a giant pain.

I'm going on my 4th or 5th weekend working on the back deck, with a couple ringers thrown in the mix to help me get the job done.  It's been painful, it's drawn blood... but it's almost done.

Border going up

Main deck done, with custom "V" shape.  What a PITA

Last section down, just need to rip the last board

Whole thing

This is my plan for the railing (thanks

Thursday, February 3, 2011

No Gain Without Pain

Lots of blood, sweat and tears (even Tyler's) are being poured into the last stages of the house. We are so thankful for all the friends that have lent a hand, it is literally impossible to do it all alone!

Weather certainly has played an interesting role. At times, it just holds back progress with both hands. Then out of the blue, the clouds part and there is warmth and sunshine...also mud, as Tyler can attest to!