Todd and company were out working on the deck more yesterday afternoon when I got home. Brett had the day off and, per my instructions from the night before, made sure they were well fed with beef and vegetable soup and Frapaccinos. They were a bit surprised to see how much snow our area had received when they got out to the house - sounds like Todd lives closer to Brett's parents about an hour away, where they only got an inch or two. I think we had closer to 4 or 5 inches.
Here's Brett showing off how big his deck is:
And here Brett's inspecting the perimeter of the deck, plus the mess that construction leaves behind. I'm wondering what the yard will be like where the tablesaw spit out all the composite plastic/wood sawdust...might just have to build that area up with some fresh dirt and landscape it.
There's still plenty of work to be done, but they've gotten a lot done already...we've no complaints. ESPECIALLY considering the weather they're working in now! Todd actually had to take all the railing work with him to do off-site, indoors somewhere where they didn't have to deal with all the snow. I guess things were getting so slippery they were having problems putting it all together.
There's going to be plenty of room for the grill and patio furniture, and I might even be able to serve drinks and food right out the kitchen window! ;-)
Peek a boo, I see you!
Hmm....looks like we might need to get some ice skates before too long! I bet the pond freezes over nicely!
Compost bins ALSO freeze over nicely - so this is the time of year where there will be NO turning of the compost, and I'll just be layering kitchen scraps with snow.
Back of the house from the garden area.
My poor, poor greens...don't know that I'll be able to salvage much now that they've been frozen this long!
The new Norway spruce I planted in the front yard - just in time to string it with lights and add some snow!
View of the front of the house...
View of the blueberries (up close, left) and gardens (background) from the side yard.