All decked out

The deck before...

The deck before…

The final outdoor project on this house is now complete: the back deck has a new floor. Fortunately the structure itself was sound (which is a good thing since it’s 20 feet above the ground) but the flooring definitely needed replacing. Bill  has had to pull too many splinters out of my bare feet not to change those out. It took several days, separated by a couple of weeks of non-stop rain, but only cost about 400 bucks in materials to make that outdoor area look brand new. With Mr. Fixit in command and me as the trusty helper we saved around $1200 in labor which happens to equal the cost of an air ticket to Paris. Hmmm, ideas anyone?

And after...

And after…

Here are the before and after photos and now we are much closer to being ready to sell the house.The good news is that while we were working out there the neighbor behind us called out to say that his brother was looking to buy a house and that ours would be ideal. Bring him on over!

About Bob

While living in North, Central and South America, in the middle of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, and now in Europe, my passion has remained the same: travel and meeting new friends.

Posted on November 3, 2015, in Before leaving the US and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I usually try to blame anyone else around for problems during any major project but there was no blame placed during the construction of this deck. Only one mis-cut on the whole project and it must have been a faulty measuring tape. The tools that will not be heading to France are getting a bit of a workout.


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