We are Sanding!
We have finished another section of the deck railings. This area is along the back of the house, family room door and outside entry door to the laundry room. The six steps are not yet done, but will be. At this point we are almost but not quite half way. 244 uprights complete, 272 to go.
This is the Next Area ...
When I counted the 516 uprights, I counted each of those on the stair well as two. We will it break down into smaller sections. In fact we worked on the upper deck, which is outside the kitchen door, yesterday and today. It is ready for stain, but there is rain coming tonight so we just put a tarp over it to protect the newly sanded uprights.
This is the view from the deck side. We have not done the floor in this area yet.
And the same place, but looking down another set of stairs that go to the area below the house.
As I was snapping pictures this morning, I took this one looking down from the kitchen deck. I thought the image is interesting.
This project is a big one, but it is not difficult. It was time to do it for the good of the wood. I keep telling myself that part of it is so a future potential buyer will see the decks as a big positive and a wonderful space, not as a humongous job that will need to be done again in the future.
It should still look pretty good next summer.
Not all my time is spent on work around here. I have also been planning our winter trip and have booked our first reservation using our new Passport America membership.
We just do not have enough experience to just drive and stop wherever we end up. I like having a plan, and like to know where we will be sleeping.
I hope all of you who have been affected by Sandy are OK. As of Wednesday afternoon (when I'm writing this) I haven't seen any posts by the few people who I know are there. I'm hoping it is just because the power is still out!