Sunday, May 26, 2013

Not only do I think I can....

I know I can!!!  I will be SIXTY-TWO years old in 4 months....and I built a 12x4 deck all by myself!!!


It took me 2 days and I know anyone else could have done it in half a day....but hey!  I'm an old lady!  I screwed it all together just in case I had to take it all apart!  LOL!!!  It's in front of the little shed out back.  I even notched out the corners so it fit tight against the shed.


Yesterday, I built the frame inside the garage.  OK, that was sort of dumb.  But I used my trusty furniture movers and pulled it into place on top of 2x4s in front of the shed.  Gotta love those furniture movers....who knew you can pull them across gravel??


So never tell yourself that you can't do something!  Just think about this almost 62 year old kid-at-heart who built her own deck!!!

Last weekend, my son came up and knocked out the old rickety pergola on the other side of the drive.  He finished taking out these posts today while I was finishing up the deck.


Then he put up the new metal pergola that Kerry had delivered here this week.  It is going to be a fabulous retreat when we get it all done.  I am so very blessed to have a son who lives so close and is so willing to come help me out!!!  What a joy!!


Tomorrow, I'll post photos of my other project today!!!  I tell you, I'm wicked with a skill saw!  LOL!!!

Faye, Rhonda, Mary...now you know why I looked so tired!  :o)

3 comments:

Shelly N. said...

Woohoo! All you are lacking is the hot tub. LOL Someday I may even get there to see it all.

J Lowe said...

You should come Labor Day weekend for the big retreat at the Abbey! That would be so much fun!!!

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"I will be SIXTY-TWO years old in 4 months....and I built a 12x4 deck all by myself"

Really? Not bad work for someone so young :)