A Deck For Our New Home

I must admit that I have not posted much lately.  Seems that this moving stuff is not as exciting as I remember it to be and it seems to eat all of our time and energy but we are making progress.

Lots to do, lots to do.  Never have I had a to-do list like I have now.  This move, since we are doing all ourselves, involves more than any of our myriad of previous moves.  65 + years and I still take on mammoth projects.  Well growing older still beats any of the alternatives and it does not mean that we necessarily grow wiser or even grow up as we age.  If I had started out as a fine red wine I would be awesome by now or maybe vinegar.  🙂  So the long and short of it is that in the midst of emptying boxes, hanging pictures, sorting out the feeds for the television and internet, putting up shelves, towel bars, pot-racks, utensil holders, etc. I built a 13′ X 34′ deck with continuous steps.

Ordered materials from our local Home Depot, concrete supports, treated lumber, thousands of screws, brackets and composite decking.  When the materials came I ran out of excuses and had to quit procrastinating.

Materials
Materials

Of course it all starts with lots of planning but when the materials arrive on site you know it is time to get to work.

The beginnings of the framing.
The beginnings of the framing.
A Large Part of the Framing
A Large Part of the Framing

It is coming along, not as fast as I would like. but it is getting there.

Deck and Steps Done!!
Deck and Steps Done!!
And Another View
And Another View

Time to move on to building the front porch which should be a much smaller and faster project.  After that it will be time to do the final grading and then mount the facing on the bottom risers.  Elaine and I are pleased with the results.  The continuous stairs were time-consuming but they allowed us not to have a railing.

Of course there is still lots to organize and do in the house so we will be busy for a while. (Not as fast as we once were.)

Our pole building contractor has begun, so soon we should have a shop and garage.  We can hardly wait.

I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger and it feels great!!

Your Random Rover,

Gordon

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