Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Goodbye, Old Deck

Our deck has seen better days.  Much better.  When you step on a board and you sink while the opposite end pops up like a seesaw, and when the boards are so warped and rotten there is no fixing them, it's way past time to get rid of the deck!  Lots of work though.  It's a huge deck.  But as my hubby says, "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time."  And so because of his past back and heart problems, he gets out there and works on it a little at a time.

Our plans are eventually to lay a brick patio, and build a pergola coming off of the house... hopefully an attractive and welcoming place, with partial shade where we can sit outside.  Somewhere we'll have a fire pit, and the scraggly garden you see in the above picture will be removed and rebuilt into two raised gardens over by the fruit trees.

We live on a very limited budget, and so this project may take quite some time to finish, but that's fine with us!  Proverbs 13:19 says, "...desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:" and so even though it is slow, it is still rewarding to see the project being accomplished little and by little.

Here's a picture of Carl, one quarter of the way through the deck demolition.  I'll have to post updates as the project progresses!


  1. Look I told you to tell me when you were working on it, and I would come over and help. Let me know, I want to learn how to tear up a deck:)

  2. Thank you for your offer, Joseph. Carl may call on you! :)


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