Sunday, June 3, 2012

Little Project gone Huge

It happened yesterday. What started as a smallish, spur of the moment while standing in Lowe's project to replace some old deck boards became a major deconstruction and construction project. It doesn't look as bad as it really is.

Fortunately, I have help--but when a project goes from a two day project and grows into a weeks or more project it can be demoralizing.

Originally, it was just some bad boards. Then it was all of the deck boards. The it was the stairs and railings too.

To top it all off, the first board took over an hour just to get away from the house--it was heavily glued. Persistence won out. Most of the other boards are coming out in pieces--that is how badly they have deteriorated.

Along the way we stumbled into a major ant civilization that had adopted a portion of the deck as their planet. Sadly (for them), they have been eliminated.

Day 2 is at hand! After buying more materials.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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