Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy 5th Birthday... 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!

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