Saturday morning started with a hearty breakfast of french toast with brown sugar, caramellized bananas and strawberries on top. You know, for a hard day's work ahead.
About 8:30 am we started demolition, the best (and easiest) part! I hope our neighbors don't sleep in.
Bye bye, rotten old wood.
Then it was time to head to Home Depot to spend a little $! At $9 a board, things add up quickly. Not to mention cement blocks, work gloves, screws, level, etc.
Getting the cement blocks level and situated correctly was by far the most time consuming piece. After that was done, the project sped along.
Jonah Bell loves to splash in the kiddy pool like she's a puppy. It's pretty adorable.
This is a HUGE improvement to what was there before.
Basking in new deck glory.
And finally, a toast to the new deck!
And a garden update!
Tomaters are coming! Can you see the baby guys? They just need a little more time and sun.
Cilantro is doing good.
Pot-o-herbs is flourising. We have rosemary, oregano, chocolate mint (hoping to use that in a summery drink) and basil.
I'm so glad we tackled the deck project, even if we were both getting over colds this weekend. I was constantly blowing my nose and drinking water, but we were able to get it done.
We have a list of 5-10 other big projects that we'd like to tackle this summer. We'll see what happens in between my 50K training, weddings and his cycling. Life is busy! I'm just happy we were able to fit in some down time this weekend because I need a little relaxing before heading back to work.
What was the highlight to your weekend?