Friday, May 11, 2012

Deck ~ Stage 1.

Sorry for the limited posts this week! This week and whole month is a busy one for sure, with new client work, projects around the house and school work. Hard to believe that in less than 2 months I'll be saying goodbye to my sweet little class of grade twos and we'll be on summer holiday!

Steph finished building the first platform on our new deck. Unfortunately, it's been a bit of a rainy week so it's now at a standstill but we've used the time to make lots of plans for the next stage. I am super excited about getting this project done. I've pretty much given up all the creative control to him. I figure a) he's doing most of the work b) he has really have great ideas that I wouldn't have even considered on my own. I think it's going to be pretty awesome! I'll do what I can to pull my weight then have fun planning the landscaping later on.

Speaking of the deck.. I can't even believe that I lived with what was there for so long. It was hideous, falling apart and insanely small. Here is during the demolition. Would you believe, I forgot to take a before photo? Honestly, what kind of blogger am I?

Poor little Beaufort tripped on the broken step every time he went up the stairs:(

Here it is now. It measures 8 x 9 which is larger than the original 9 x6. No stairs or railing just yet. Big pain when you have a dog to let out to pee! (He realized yesterday he could jump up on his own, when it started to rain. God forbid he get wet.)

As you can see, it's a bit of a mess but at least that part is finished. I'm excited to share the progress as we go. It's going to be a big job but a total transformation from what was there before.

I'm off to New Brunswick tomorrow for the night. My sister Julie and her friend are running the half at the Fredericton marathon. Another friend and I are tagging along to cheer them on and we are doing the 10km run. I haven't been doing much running lately but feel pretty good from my regular CrossFit workouts, so here's praying I survive. Mostly, I'm looking forward a little shopping and a weekend away in my University town. It's been too long since I've been back for a visit!

That photo still cracks me up! Wish us luck!