So a deck, a garden, and a hardwood floor walked into a barn.
No, not really. But it does sort of sound like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it?
Lots of progress is being made up in here.
When my dad (otherwise known as Papa Bear) got home from Arizona, he said he wanted to help. So, I typed up a forty-page list for him and told him to get going.
Actually, I asked him if he’d like to work on the deck railings and he got going right away. He has the posts up and started assembling the railings.
For the railings, we wanted them similar to our porch railings, so my dad ripped the boards and went to town.
I would really like to get the posts painted this weekend, and then I hope the stain will go on simply. I’m ready to use that space, but I’m also scared to death to be up so high without railings.
On Mother’s Day, Ryan and I spent the morning getting the garden ready. Technically, we could put everything in the ground. But, it’s been such a cold spring that we stuck with planting the safer things from seed - onions, potatoes, herbs, cucumbers, squash, corn
Ryan had already tilled everything, so he simply turned the soil with a hand tool and I planted the seeds.
Then, we put up a really simple fence to keep the rabbits and deer out of the garden. We’ll see if that works.
Our onions already popped up, which thrills me to no end. You may have to squint, but you can see them.
A hardwood floor
Ryan installed the floors in the apartment last weekend. They are a really nice engineered hardwood that are hand-me-downs from his parents. They’ve been in our basement for almost 4 years, waiting for their next life.
Unfortuantely, we thought there was 250-square-feet of flooring. And there wasn’t. So Ryan was about half done with the room when he realized he was about two boxes short.
Womp. Womp. Womp.
But Ryan was able to pick up the same stuff (a small miracle) and finish laying it in the apartment.
It’s cherry, which is probably more red than I would have chosen. But it’s a beautiful floor and will look lovely once it’s done and we get it trimmed out.
The space is really looking more finished now.
It is always hilarious to take Henry to the barn.
Speaking of baths, I also finished painting the bathroom this week, which was the best painting job ever. Took me two hours from start to finish, including two coats of paint on the ceiling and clean-up. I went with the same dophin fin paint by Behr, and it looks great.
(But seriously, we’re supposed to be getting a well this week. Which means WATER. So. Excited.)