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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!

13 comments:

  1. hahaha funny pic. Good luck with your run!

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  2. Hee! Hee! That pic makes me think of the Friends episode when Rachel is embarrassed to run with Phoebe in Central Park. I'm sure you look much more like the way you feel! Good luck and have fun.

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  3. That photo is hilarious! Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  4. Nice job on the new deck! Have fun in NB!!

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  5. Looks like it's going to be awesome spot to enjoy the summer! Have fun in NB - I have a friend who's running the full marathon!

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  6. hahahhaah amazing pic. Good luck on the run!!

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  7. Yay! Enjoy Fredericton - I went to STU... and you a UNB grad? Good luck on your run!

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  8. good luck with the 10k Jane!

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  9. bahahah! Funniest picture ever!! Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great :) And, love the deck! Can't wait to hang out on it (yes, I'm going to hang out on it. Tell Steph! :) xo

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  10. Great job on the deck. We are currently refinishing ours too. Hope the race went well.

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  11. We added to our deck a couple years ago and we enjoy it so much more now. Looking great so far!

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  12. Hey, it’s okay. At the very least, you were able to extend the use of your property’s area. You can actually expand it further. You can build a wrap-around deck along the sides, and then connect it to that deck you’ve made with stairs. It will make walking around the house a lot easier, not to mention more comfortable. ;]

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)