Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another project

Do you ever feel like home ownership is a series of unfinished projects?!? Some days, renting looks like a much better option.

This project has been an ongoing project for the past 3 years. When we have the time, the weather never really cooperates. We've had an amazing break of cooler weather and we decided to finally tackle this project again. It involves replacing the above with this...

Much cleaner and neat looking, don't ya think?

And here's why this project has taken so long. Have I mentioned our rather large deck? I couldn't even get it all in one picture. And it wraps around and continues on the other side. And there is section between the deck and pool. And....and...and.... (can you get the feel of how overwhelming this seems?)

The other unintended project? Killing TONS and TONS of wasps as we open up each new section. Who knew so many of those little buggers would create such large nests under a deck? We've gone through about 8 of these cans (and we're only about halfway done).

Sigh.....if the weather turns hot or the wasps start attacking, this might take another 3 years to finish.


Vivian M said...

Wow! That is a huge deck, and the wasps alone would have been enough to deter me. Good luck!

The Morris Family said...

This is a funny coincidence- because we are doing a similiar project- only our replacement lattice is green... that and we had no wasps lurking about. Your deck and new lattice looks terrific! Hopefully the wasps don't agree and will stay away! ;)

RamblingMother said...

I tend to agree about the renting. Wow! on the wasps.