summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

presenting....the new deck!!!!!!!!!!!!

The new stairs are finished, just need the railing completed, but Adrian has to work his "real" job today. Isn't it nice? He did such a good job. The older kids here helped too, mostly Sam and Jon, and Paul too. Today I wiped down the side of the house that wasn't reachable before, washed the windows, and put one Adirondack chair out there, sat and drank half a cup of coffee before driving Evelyn to school for a state test.

We still have to put lots of stuff back, clean up lots of wood in the yard, and figure out how to landscape near the new stairs. The old stairs went straight down, every person in this family fell down those steps at least they have a landing in the middle, so less to fall down, ha. '

Our pool is filling up, we had to drain some of the water to patch where chlorine tablets had disintegrated the liner. It seems to be holding up, and soon we'll turn on the filter and begin clearing up the green. Pools are so much work.

So warm weather means bare feet and outside and finishing up home school...iced coffee and popsicles and running out of ice. Towels everywhere and lots of kids here...


Kanadiangirl said...

Look at the size of that deck!!! It is so beautiful and I am so happy for you. And if there is anyone that deserves it, it's you! And that's the truth!!!

Michelle in Florida said...

Your pets certainly look like they're enjoying the new deck! :) It looks awesome!

Susan said...

Laughing that all of the critters came out for the photo op!
The deck looks wonderful, you are going to have a great summer.

Joybells said...

That is a really nice deck. I'm thankful on your behalf! :)