You know you’re a parent when spring “break” is busier and more stressful than being at work. Having a five-year-old boinging around the house all day CAN be fun, but also makes it hard to squeeze in even a short blog piece, let alone something longer and thoughtfully composed.
So this li’l update will have to suffice. In addition to being busy with my son, I’ve also been pre-occupied with watching my 30-year-old deck get ripped out. Whoo-hoo! Here’s a couple of before pictures:
I’m guessing this huge wooden monstrosity was built sometime in the mid 1980’s, and over the years has become quite the warped, cracked, splintery menace. Granted, we have not been the best caretakers of the deck. But just look at all that old wood. I think I would rather have a root canal than have to sand and seal all that wood. I would rather swallow a dose of castor oil or watch Night at the Roxbury than have to tackle the maintenance on that thing.
So anyway, it’s getting ripped out and replaced with brick pavers. Now that our son is older, the railing between the pool and the deck will not be replaced at all, which should give the whole area a more open feel.
I’m very psyched. And I surely will post the after pictures when it’s finished, hopefully to a chorus of “ooooohs” and “aaaahhhhs.”
Okay, now I’m going back to my regular daily agenda of making strawberry Jell-o, playing hide and seek, and vacuuming up lots of crumbs.