...to our deck!
Five years ago on Labor Day weekend we replaced the ancient and falling apart deck on the back of our house. Tightwads that we are, we hired a contractor for consultation, figuring that we could do the actual work ourselves as long as he told us what to do. How hard could it be? We're smart - we aren't afraid of a little hard work.
Well, long story short - it was ALOT of hard work and we screwed up one of the footings (that would be the one footing that we actually had to do new - the others were all usable). So over the course of the last 5 years, one corner has sagged as the footing has settled - and settled, and settled.
Well, today Dear Husband and his employer jacked up the whole northwest end of the deck and fixed it. So now it's just like new - on it's fifth birthday.
Tip of the Day: Construction is no work for a couple of secretaries!