Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Back to Normal

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. ~James Matthew Barrie

Today, life gets back to normal (or what passes as normal in our house). We actually had a pretty decent vacation with DH around -- he "hired" out for projects for other people so didn't putter around our house so much ... when he's bored, he's difficult. *G*

He did manage to squeeze in ONE project though: staining the deck. We're putting it on with brushes so it's taking a LONG time -- but spraying gets in on the lawn, my plants and the vinyl siding, so there isn't a choice. We only got half done yesterday -- all the hard stuff thankfully. Our poor deck was in desperate need.

He powerwashed it first to get all remnants of the old, peeling sealer off (and various things like hornets nests under the railings), then we went to work.

We got the top "layer" done, along with the benches and the railings (which are a PAIN).

Railing done, but not the main deck:

Top "Layer" done:

Still need to do the stairs -- this pic shows the difference between stained and not stained best:

We'll finish next weekend, assuming the weather holds. Fun times!

How was your weekend?


You Are the Yellow Bird

You are very determined. You put a lot of energy behind everything you do.

No obstacle is too big for you to overcome. You're going to change the world.

You are amazingly energetic. You don't just get second winds - you get third and fourth winds.

You do things your way, and you always get results. You'll work as hard and long as it takes.

I don't know what Angry Birds is ... but I agree with their choice!


Xeranthemum said...

Angry Bird is a new App for iphones and the like that is making the 'gaming gene' crazed.
I have Zuma- that's enough.

This weekend, we cleaned and cut down trees and of course, checked for ticks.
DH fixed the lawnmower, so we only have a jungle in the back yard now. And I read and did a couple of reviews.
Oh, and shopped and bought more dirt because my mom gave me SEEDS to plant and boxes to plant them IN.
My container garden just got bigger.
Do I have to go to work today?

Sarita said...

Your deck looks great. Amazing what some stain can do.

I spent the weekend in the yard. Oh, there's so much to do that I just keep going. Planting again today, until it gets really hot. Then, mowing. The breeze on the tractor feels pretty good!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Spent the weekend at the shore, but you knew that already. Angry Birds is an amazingly addictive game.. I <3 it :-)

I would be tempted to do all my work on your deck...it's lovely. Tell your DH to come down and build me one :-) You can come too ;-)


Brandy said...

Funny this mentions Angry Birds. Hubs just got the app for free from Amazon. *g* I don't get it. Then again I don't really play games on my phone. I have Bubble Breaker on my iPod, though.

Glad your DH kept busy and gave you some peace!

I hope you're having a pleasing day.

Liz Fichera said...

I'm living vicariously through you when I see all that wonderful, lush greenery off your deck!! The deck looks gorgeous.

Dru said...

Your deck is going to look beautiful.