Here’s a few highlights, in case you are following along. (Sorry for the random nature of this post. We’re just all over the place lately.)
Ryan finished off the bottom of the deck with supports.
Before – he had used the temporary deck supports.
Now It looks so much more finished. And now those silly boards aren’t in the way.
In true Kim fashion, I now want to stop all the important projects and work on the area underneath the deck. Starting with leveling the ground, adding rock and painting that picnic table. That space is actually one of the nicest to use on a daily basis – it has coveted shade and a nice breeze.
We also decided to install two upper cabinets on the left side as a makeshift pantry. It will give us tons more space for foodstuffs. I kind of want to put another two of them in that area (which will also hold the kitchen table). But, we’re holding off for now.
I’ve also been working on painting the trim that hadn’t been painted. It was driving me crazy because it looked so unfinished.
And I did get up on a huge ladder, which I will prove to you by sharing the most unflattering photo on the Internet. There’s no way to Photoshop this to look good, friends.
I also finished up the trim painting on the back deck. I think I have chosen a color on the back door, so that will happen sometime, too.
Ryan’s buddy, Joe, stopped out to check on progress at the barn this month. For some reason, he didn’t wear his work clothes. But, as always, I’ll advertise that he’s single. You can contact me for more details and I’ll get you hooked up.
Oh, and did I mention that we have a well? WE HAVE A WELL. They tore up our yard and driveway while doing it because it was so wet. But I’m (almost) going to ignore that because having a well is a beautiful, beautiful (and insanely expensive) thing.
Now, we just wait for all the pump work to be completed so we can actually use the water. Small victories.
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