Goodbye, Old Deck

Our deck has seen better days.  Much better.  When you step on a board and you sink while the opposite end pops up like a seesaw, and when the boards are so warped and rotten there is no fixing them, it’s way past time to get rid of the deck!  Lots of work though.  It’s a huge deck.  But as my hubby says, “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  And so because of his past back and heart problems, he gets out there and works on it a little at a time.

Our plans are eventually to lay a brick patio, and build a pergola coming off of the house… hopefully an attractive and welcoming place, with partial shade where we can sit outside.  Somewhere we’ll have a fire pit, and the scraggly garden you see in the above picture will be removed and rebuilt into two raised gardens over by the fruit trees.

We live on a very limited budget, and so this project may take quite some time to finish, but that’s fine with us!  Proverbs 13:19 says, “…desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:” and so even though it is slow, it is still rewarding to see the project being accomplished little and by little.

Here’s a picture of Carl, one quarter of the way through the deck demolition.  I’ll have to post updates as the project progresses!

God’s Word

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. --Jeremiah 6:16

Wisdom Quote

For every look at self, take ten looks at Christ. --Robert Murray McCheyne


  1. Joseph Drane says

    Look I told you to tell me when you were working on it, and I would come over and help. Let me know, I want to learn how to tear up a deck:)

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