Over the past ten days, Abby and I, along with hired part-time carpenter Jerry Dale Loveless (Abby’s best friend’s son) have been working to replace our worn-out front porch with a deck. Jerry did all the woodwork, while Abby picked the colors and designed the layout, and I did all the painting.
Abby and I hoped to finish the project last night. Jerry’s woodwork was done, and I hoped to touch up the paint and get the patio furniture in place, but in the evening yesterday, we got a welcome bit of rain, so I concentrated on priming the slats for the bench.
In the end, it was a satisfying domestic project that we think will be nice to use, and will make the house look great.