We are mercifully feeling much better, and now can enjoy what remains of Summer. After antibiotics and plenty of bed rest, I slowly started helping with the deck build, by spraying sealer on the cedar decking boards. Of course, I am getting ahead by a mile.
First, we left off with the following view from the kitchen window — note the older, 2,000-square foot deck behind the swimming pool at ground level:
The old deck is now gone! It opened up the view to the South of the pool area — to snap this photo, I am now standing on the new extension deck just outside the kitchen sliding doors:
In this photo you look North from the sliding doors in the living room:
The new staircase will make it much easier to carry supplies to the deck surfaces:
One gets a sense that things are starting to shape up with the new deck installation — this is the new view from poolside:
In another article I will share a new project in the shop. Stay tuned!
— Al Navas