Last year prior to moving into our house Dad shaved several years off of his life by fixing up the interior of our house. Mom suggested that 2008 be the year of the exterior. Dad shrugged, saw his life pass before his eyes, and agreed. Today, was day 1 of the new deck. Fortunately, Dad is not building the deck, he is merely financing it. He and Mom decided they could pay someone to build the deck or Dad could build it and all the money saved could go toward marriage counseling. They chose the former and our deck is being built by our friend Tim, who happens to be our friend's brother and who also built decks for two other friends. He's awesome.
It was a short working day today, but the backyard already looks really different. Tim says the deck should be built by early next week, weather permitting. Did someone say party?
Oh, and did you notice that the house is now green. Well, parts of it are. Dad and I - mostly Dad - have been painting it on the weekends. G-daddy helped one weekend too. The house is green for G-daddy with white trim for G-mommy. I'm trying to talk Dad and Mom into painting the doors yellow for Josh.
I'll keep you posted.