The deck is sooooo close to being finished! We got the remainder of the railings up this past weekend and my "fancy steps" are about 3/4 of the way done. I am lucky my dad loves a challenge because the wraparound/cascading steps are proving to be quite the design challenge. There are a lot of geometry calculations and 3-dimensional thinking involved. They are coming along great though!
|Fancy steps being laid out for concrete landing pad.|
|Some custom stringers and Dad admiring his handy work.|
|First step is complete!|
|All of the railings are done!|
|Some temporary furniture.|
And finally some pictures of the veggie garden! Greg assembled the boxes and built the fence about a month ago and we just planted our first crops: broccoli, potatoes and carrots (for Peter, of course). This weekend we are going to plant peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, basil and citronella. Greg is the champion of our garden... I can't even keep our houseplant alive. I'm very excited to reap the benefits of his hard work though... There's nothing better than a fresh Jersey tomato straight off the vine!
|French door gate!|
|Lots of room for veggies!|
|My lone contribution to the garden... painted rock identifiers. :)|
And... Greg and Dad finally got the riding mower working. No more push mowing for Greg!!