Why, oh why, did I ask to build a deck around the pool this week? Besides James being exhausted from his finals and me being exhausted from dealing with my dad’s hospitalization…..it’s HOT!!!!
I’m pretty sure it’s 179°. In the shade.
And don’t let those old country stories fool you. Lemonade does not help. Unless perhaps you pour it over your head.
But we’re troopers around here. We have spent the past day and a half baking in the sun, sawing, drilling, arguing and measuring. When James is on a project, we measure a LOT. When I am in charge we are a bit more relaxed about the measuring….and you know what…..nothing I made has fallen apart yet. I’m just sayin’.
That whole “submission” thing is a test for me when I build things with James. I love him and he’s a great guy. He’s the best….really. But if you were here when we were building something together you might mistake us for a couple on reality TV. Without the yelling or swearing. We disagree more calmly.
Before I head to the hardwork store for the 20th time this week, I want to show you a few pictures of our progress.
We are calling this part “the bridge”:
I took this last picture night as we sat there staring at our finished work and complaining about being tired:
Back to work this morning:
It took all morning to build the frame that goes off to the right. Seriously…I’m not kidding about the excessive measuring.
We were excited to discover we could re-use the stairs.
I just looked back at that last picture. I thought, what’s up with Hope wearing jeans? She doesn’t wear jeans! Then I realized….it’s Jacob’s legs and Hope’s head. LOL! Ha ha!
Obviously I have been in the heat for too long. I am finding humor in anything.
I’m off to buy wood. This will be our first purchase of wood for the deck. Up until now we have just used what someone gave us from their old deck. How cool is that?!
Follow Dad’s progress here.