Fast forward to giant welt on one of my children's ears , so huge , from another remains nameless child throwing a plastic hollow pork chop at her for teasing , ah Mother's day ... who new hollow pork could pack such a punch .
Progress is a good thing , this is going to be my new room, my outside room , it extends 5 feet to the left as well, so it is about 16x12 , we double laminated the beams and hung the joists 16" this has more structure than our floors inside , two more weekends and we will be all done.
I finally decided to pull out the Mother's Day card , and request that we start some of the work today , and we did , there are about 50 different ways to build a deck , so we went with one and learned along the way , it is a very solid structure , and level so far, it is tricky for our space as our house is very low to ground level and the soil it pure rock and a nightmare to dig. It is coming along , I wore my poor husband out , I wanted to go and get the deck boards but he looked spent so I backed off . On the down side it started out ok , mild and not sunny , and became the windiest day I have ever had to spend outside , ugh!
That small little deck I am planning on building into a stage for the kids , with framework to hang side panels from , look out neighbours, my kids have karaoke....
I also got a ground hound , it is an upright weed puller , what a dream , just place it over the weed , step down pull up discard ugly weed, I must have pulled 150 , where do they come from , I hate weeds.
All in all it was a great Mother's Day , spend with the family, doing things and getting stuff accomplished.