I decided to rebuild the lower deck in the same manner that we originally built the deck, by first attaching the decking with straight cut edges on the front and … Continue Reading “No Hands Left on Deck!”
It took nearly two weeks of working off and on to get the upper and lower decks ready for new decking. One remaining task was to remove the decking from … Continue Reading “More Hands on Deck!”
It has been several years since I first described the building of this two-level deck in our backyard. Designed by our oldest son, a landscape architect, and originally built in … Continue Reading “All Hands on Deck!”
Now that all three of our kids have grown up, married and bought their own homes, I am getting to do some really fun projects for them. If you follow … Continue Reading Kid’s Home Projects
2019 turned out to be a very good year. And for me, that was a bit surprising because I am much more partial to even numbered years than to odd … Continue Reading ♫ It Was a Very Good Year♫
It was last fall when I finally gave our garage a makeover; a redo very much overdue. Once I finished, the garage looked better than when we had first moved … Continue Reading A New Opening
Last July, I pressure washed and weather sealed our walkway and driveway. I also pressure washed the wooden doormat that I made a number of years ago to give it … Continue Reading A Variation on a Theme
One of the items I included on my long-term list of things to do once I retired in 2017 was to pressure wash and seal our driveway. Now, after two … Continue Reading Long Over Due!
This past summer, I got a request from a friend to help build a gazebo on his dock. These are our good friends who own a lake house and who … Continue Reading Made in the Shade!
…Continued from Doormats Revisited – First Step The next step along this DIY adventure to new doormats was to drill the three holes into each of the 36-inch boards. I … Continue Reading Doormats Revisited – Last Step
This spring when I was pressure washing our back patio, I discovered that the wooden doormat outside one of our back doors, the door we don’t use that often … Continue Reading Doormats Revisited – First Step
It took me exactly a year from the time that I retired until I finally got to the task on my long term to do list of “Clean out garage.” … Continue Reading Garage Makeover
In 2015, I wrote about this garbage blind, which my oldest son designed and helped me to build before he headed off to pursue a graduate degree in architecture. At … Continue Reading New Vision for an Old Garbage Blind
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?