The trials and triumphs of a newlywed couple, their animal menagerie, and their new (to them)home, a 1948 Cape Cod Bungalow.
Mary Oliver once wrote: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
My answer: Anything and everything.
Life is really good.
Every year, I find myself sitting down and writing springtime to-dos. Last year, it was the deck.... a project which left me so wiped that I didn't do much else for the rest of the summer.
Lazy BUM, right?
Hm, maybe not. I did also re-side the chicken coop....
So, I suppose some things got done last summer.
This summer, it's more of the same. After comparing the price of pea rock versus deck 2 and the costs being about the same, I get to build deck 2. It's going right next to deck 1, and it will be the same size: 20'x14'.
This deck gets a pergola over the top of it. However, since we chose a metal canopy for deck 1:
... I thought that we'd go with a metal pergola for deck 2 (You know, for some consistency and then we wouldn't have to replace rotten wood in a few years). I found this one for not a bad price:
So, I think we're going to go with this one. It looks VERY close to the price of our canopy. If it isn't, we'll paint it (probably spray-paint).
I envision a final deck area looking like this:
I love the greenery!! If I can get the deck done in the next few months, we can plant and maybe even get some green for shade this summer. That'd be pretty splendid.
I had the afternoon off, so bob and I headed for the hills. There, we found 5 1/2 feet of snow awaiting!! We took maddie and bailey - roxy stayed home because she would tire out after only a quarter mile or so in the snow. Note to self (though bob thinks this is ridiculous): make a backpack that will fit roxy!
Roads were clear, there were blue skies, and the temperature was right at freezing, so it was pretty darn nice!!
And, clearly, both dogs loved it!
Maddie, not having webbed toes like bailey, got an ice build up in her toes, so we had to help her out. She's pretty tough though -next time we'll try her wearing booties. Sounds wacky, but they're rei tough dog booties, so they just might work!