- "boards not quite cut to the right length but oh well we'll use them anyway" kind of workmanship
- "not enough support so it's springier than a trampoline" kind of building (on the bright side, we didn't need to buy a tramp)
- "let's not get a permit so the city slapped a stop work order on the project so we'll leave it not quite done" kind of progress
- "let's make everyone coming in the back door step down to a little piece of concrete before stepping up to the back step" kind of design
You know it's bad when the tax assessor comes to add the deck onto the value of the house but after looking at it decides not to put it as an asset. :) (Okay, so I had to talk her into it, showing her it's flaws but she did agree not to add it to the tax value of our house.)
This winter the deck stayed snow covered most of the winter, the perfect place for an ice rink, so I decided I'd rather take the deck down and put a patio back there. Thankfully Hubby agreed.
I snapped some pictures of it on Saturday and we listed it on craigslist. By the end of the evening we had 9 people interested in it. Pretty impressive considering the area we live in.
Supposedly there is a guy coming on Wednesday to pick it up. Keeping our fingers crossed he'll actually show up. One of the "joys" of craigslist.
Being that Hubby's plate is so full, once again, this week, I offered to help him take it down. I mean, how hard can it be to take out a bunch of screws?
At 8:30 this morning, taking advantage of two kids still sleeping, I headed out armed with