the deck is stained.
the deck has stair rails.
the front veranda has no indoor/outdoor carpet on it anymore (and which idiot invented that, anyway?)
the front veranda has no railings (but oh, I love sledge hammers!)
the front veranda is missing some floor boards (ditto on the crow bar)
the front veranda has a rotten floor joist (and that’s how you see yourself over budget and behind time, before the project has even really started.)
Pictures tomorrow. More Advil right now.
My back is spasming in sympathy. I hope the rest of it goes very, very smoothly.
Aw, indoor/outdoor carpet. Perfect for holding in moisture and mould so as to better rot decking. I'm so glad my place is officially free of that stuff, too.
Wow! And you did all that on the hottest weekend of the summer so far!
Any project with the word "joist" in it equals over budget.
Poor Mrs. Spit.
Don't forget the Aloe Vera gel.
Sometimes it pays to pump the advil *before* the sledgehammer. It's a tough lesson, but I've learned it now myself. Same goes for splitting wood, hauling brick/stone, demo, etc. Beer after.
Can't wait to see the after photos. We're cleaning up the yard for parties this weekend, but then it's (gulp) patio time. Help us all.
Mrs. Spit, when you're done there, why there is a veranda in Pennsylvania that you could work on.
*ducks and runs*
I've ALWAYS wanted to take a sledgehammer to something.