Thursday, May 28, 2009

MOMS DECK DAY 5.....DONE!!!!!!!

I gotter done folks! It took a couple more trips to Lowes, but she's done. The stair rails are in, the tops of the other rails were put in and I even cleaned up my mess, washed off the deck and put the furniture on there for good measure. Thanks again for everyones help, financially and physically. Couldn't have been done without it.
Here's Mom on her NEW deck sitting in her NEW deck furniture, She's happy and so am I.
Even got Dad to come out and celebrate the Decks first voyage. LOL

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


WELP, I'm almost done! Tom took off today and helped do the concrete step at the base so I can finish the steps tomorrow. Thanks again TOM!
Got all the solar lights on, the last of the decking boards and all of the ballasts. Basically all i got left is the steps and some 2x4 ledging on top of the rails.
I just wanted to say thanks for everyone that chipped in, it's been fun and glad this will be put to some good use. :) I'm sure Momma loves it. They left for Texas today but when she gets back she will have a fully functional deck, YEAH!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I decided to add some posts by the house so i dug two more holes and set them, i think i like that look better.
After i got most of that done Amy called and wanted to know if she could help. YES! Amy helped me with the cross members and we were able to jump to the deck boards pretty fast
She did great everyone and was actually a huge help with a lot of little stuff that takes ahwile by yourself but she chipped in. Here we are basically done with the deck boards, i need two more,dam THANKS AGAIN AMY!

Mom came back from her errands and we asked how high she wanted the railings and made sure she was satisfied with the work :). Then Tom showed up, YES! We set the railings so the ballasts could be put up. I chose some pretty ballast that have carvings, mom loved them. I left the ballasts in Tom and Amys hands and called it a day. I'll be back tomorrow morning. THANKS TOM!

I just wanted to get a picture of Tom and Amy working together..............ahhhhh.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Mom and Dad helped me put the first board up, THANKS MOM AND DAD! I then started on the holes for the posts. Luckily my friend let me borrow his post hole auger and it was done quite fast.
I called my buddy Robbie over and he helped me level out all the posts and make sure all my measurments were good. Thanks ROBBIE!

After all the concrete was put into the holes we made one last set of measurments and called it a day. I will go back on Tuesday morning and start putting in the cross member boards for the decking. It's coming along great.

Friday, May 22, 2009


This the beginning, mom held the jack hammer for me :)

It took a little over 2 hours for the top one and about 30 minutes for the bottom one but i gotter done. I have to get longer lag bolts though to install the 2x10x12