Monday, April 23, 2012

Deck Destruction

In our attempt to clean up the outside of our house over the weekend, Seth decided that a major thing that needed to come out was our pool. I know, I know. I just gasped along with you. Why would we want to get rid of our pool?! First of all, I'll show you a picture of what the back of our house looks like:

1) The pool - see all those lovely dents in the side? That's courtesy of the last owners. 2) The back door that leads from the kitchen/dining/living room onto the deck 3) A random wood shed with no access to the house. 4) The scariest stairs they could have put on a deck. When you look from the top, you can't see where they start or end and they only cover half the deck. I have definitely fallen a few times!
Yeah, pretty gross right? Here's a picture of what it looks like beyond the deck and the pool.

The dead weeds there are some seriously dangerous thorns. They grow to be about 5 feet tall and unfortunately, no matter how many times I've dug them up, I can't seem to get rid of them!
Unfortunately, the person who built the deck did not believe that building codes were actually needed and so completely disregarded them. When I step out onto the deck, it sways dangerously. Now I love a little bit of adventure as much as the next person, but wondering whether or not I'm going to bring the whole deck down every time I step out the back door, is not my idea of fun. Especially since Bella is walking more this year and will probably want to be playing on the deck.

So, I finally agreed to get rid of the whole back deck as long as we could get a beautiful new deck, and perhaps some patio furniture! We drew up a basic design of what we wanted out of our deck and sent it off to the designer (haha, actually just Seth's dad who is a general contractor). Seth then proceeded to get out any frustrations that he could while taking an axe to the pool. And this is what it looked like:

This was my adventure over the weekend. Seth wanted to tear out the whole deck, but I convinced him to leave it until we were actually ready to put the new deck in. I'm excited to see what it will look like. I know Seth has some great ideas for how it will look and hopefully it gets done before the end of summer! 

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I'm off to check out your blog!


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