Once we got our stamped concrete work done on our patio last year, (right of this picture) we realized just how raggedy and ruined our deck looked next to it. The torn off plank was Eric's handiwork before I begged him to borrow a camera to document our "before" picture.
Eric spent most of last week tearing out all of the old, rotted wood and making way for our new deck area to be constructed and poured in the next couple of weeks. We're having the pattern stamped to match our patio (since they connect) and we're even going as far to have a fire pit laid in the middle of our yard. I'm still crossing my fingers that it looks as good in our yard as it does in my head at this point.
Since my handyman husband is always tackling one project after another, he's been assisting the concrete layer almost every evening to defray the final cost of this latest endeavor. Eric has always been good about lending himself to labor in a little sweat-equity type arrangement. So now you'll know how Eric will be spending his evenings in the next couple weeks!
I'm too embarrassed to even list the number of projects Eric has lined up for himself, and his wife's list too. I just keep reminding myself that once one is finished, we'll never have to do it again! I just wish I could see the finish line at this point. On something!