Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Deck!

There is just no describing the feeling when you DIY. It's just a deck and it took us 2 years to complete thanks to the economy but it is still sweet to sit on it in the afternoons and know we did this ourselves. Now there are plenty of mistakes and many things had to be redone and redone again but it is done and strong and looks good, even if I do say so myself! Now that it is all done let me clear and say it had better last the rest of my lifetime because I have no intentions of building one again.
Nope not another deck but the garden boxes are already in progress. Next spring I intend to have 4 garden boxes all ready to grow some fresh vegetables. Each box is 4 x 10 ft x 18" tall. I'm hoping that the boxes are much easier than gardening from ground level. Since I didn't have a garden last year I'm really excited about the possibilities. One main question....How do I keep the many many squirrels that live in our neighborhood out of the garden? Don't want to hurt the little guys but really there must be a way to keep them out. So if there is anyone out here with a suggestion please tell me!!
Oh well so much the 2010 projects for the outdoors. Now it is almost time to begin planning and implementing all the options for the indoors. I'm thinking crown molding and new window molding may be a good idea.

So get out and enjoy the fall weather because it won't be long until the evening are dark and too chilly for the deck.....maybe a firepit next year?

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Every year for my husbands birthday I give him tickets to a baseball game. The Washington Nationals is his team so once we took some friends and went to see the game. Stayed in DC for the night at the Gaylord Resort and had a great time.
I know the Nats are in last place but they played great and since most of the seats in the stadium were full it is safe to say baseball is still America's past time. Given all the stress most folks are under these days it was nice to see people out and having a good time with family and friends.
So take a break this long Labor Day weekend. Forget about your troubles for a few days and enjoy family and friends. Remember that it is the simple things in life that brings so much pleasure and give you memories to last a lifetime.