A productive weekend. Never as far as we envision, but I’m good with it.
Spent our Saturday going grocery shopping, then a second trip to town to our main hang-out, Home Depot. Picked up some white paint and some beveled 2×2’s for the spindles on our porch railings and some 2×4 hangers for the posts and miscellaneous things for wiring and such. What a project.
Sunday we began this morning with knocking down the remaining wall. We had only left it up so Kinzie wouldn’t get out of the back yard. Her wonderful domain, but we want to keep her safe and she is never allowed out of the yard unless we are with her.
I hated this wall, so I was thrilled when Lynn said it is coming down. Yeah!!! What can I do to help? Well my job was to cart all the stuff out to the demo pile for disposal later. I can do that. Then we replaced the temporary front framed 2x6x12 that helps to give the deck a picture frame style. I finished demolishing the old porch floor and further exposed the tree stump. It appeared that not long after it was cut down the porch was built and the tree had some sprouts that made a mangled nest. I took a picture of that too.
By this time Lynn was hot and exhausted, so we stopped and had lunch. I think Lynn is done for the day, but I may go back out and start painting some of the spindles (trying to think of a better name because they aren’t really spindles).
Oh well, you know what I mean. That is what I am going to focus on this week, and have them ready for next weekend.
So take care, and I’ll update you next weekend.
Annie, the happy novice carpenter.