Sunday, August 28, 2011

Taking things easy!! Yeah, right!!

Not everyone "relaxes" like my hubby, Nigel.  He works so hard when he's at work, then he gets almost two weeks off and what does he do?  He rebuilds our deck!!  The man is NUTS!!  But he's also wonderful and marvelous and I love him dearly in spite of everything I know about him! Ha Ha  So here's pictures of his latest project:
Old deck; new deck.  
This is a little area we may eventually put a cover over and put a concrete "floor" down to store bikes.  Don't you like the way I used the word "we"? You see, I'm the supervisor, water carrier and coffee maker! 
I talked Nigel into not replacing the railing that was up; now everyone can see the beautiful rock wall he built around the deck's circumference all those years ago. At the time, there wasn't any vegetation so the railing looked nice. However, with so much vegetation growing now, it was simply too much.
  The downside of any project - the inevitable mess! You can see the railings on the left that were removed.
More mess!!
 The man himself - almost finished!  He took longer than he'd initially planned, but I reminded him that with the way he builds things - to LAST - it's only natural it takes longer. 
Oh yes......I finished a project of my own!! My studio ladder - I finally got it painted!  I'm not sure if I'm completely finished with it yet.  I may paint green vines down the sides.
Then again......I just never know where my muse will lead me!

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! The weather here has been fabulous - plenty of breezes and not nearly as hot, only in the high 80's and low 90's which is so much better than our "usual". 
I'm so ready for autumn!! 

Take care and may God bless! Jan


  1. Great deck, your bloke's a lot like mine...working is fun for him. I make lunch and supervise the work too.

  2. Tell Daddy I said the deck looks great! I can't wait to see it when I'm home in October! Love you!

  3. Haha! Nigel is like my father. He just can’t live peacefully when he’s not working, or at least doing something productive. But you know they are the ones who are so good to have around. If he wasn’t given the two weeks off, the porch would have been kept untouched. Anyway, your ladder is fun to look at. Do you think you can really step on it? ;]