This makeover was Jerry's baby. The deck was sad and under-appreciated. We hadn't really done anything to it in the 8 1/2 years since it was built. It's way of fighting back was giving our children splinters. Point taken. Time for some TLC.
|It was really this much fun... REALLY!|
|Rolled on THICK. Looked like BBQ sauce.|
|Almost done. Jerry's taking a break to talk to our neighbor David while he works hard staining his fence.|
|Look, Ma! No splinters!|
Meanwhile (and I do mean "meanwhile" because my hubby was going back and forth between projects), Jerry got a great deal on a cherry blossom tree from Home Depot. Only $15! It's not the right season for planting, but if we take really good care of her, she'll do just fine. We've been wanting to plant a tree in this spot for a few years since the tree that used to be there met an untimely death.
|Laney was a great helper.|
|She helped Daddy dig the hole.|
|Laney concentrated so hard on her job. She felt very big and helpful.|
|I love this picture, because it looks like Jerry's holding up a much bigger tree because of |
our neighbor's tree in the background.
Bella appropriately named our new addition "Blossom".
It feels good to get these two projects out of the way!