There’s a certain joy in “doing it yourself”…..and another one entirely in finding someone else to do the work.
Take our deck…that’s right, we have a deck now.
300 square feet of “full deck”.
Took about a week. Every evening when I got home from work, I snapped a few shots of the progress.
It’s stunning, isn’t it?
Our neighbor Mike, and his company – Tubirds Construction, built it for us.
Mike was telling me that after a decade of flipping houses in Oak Cliff, he finally decided to live in one. He settled about 2 blocks from us. When Mike came down a few months ago and gave us some much-needed advice on the bathroom remodel – YES, we are still working on the master bathroom – Jamie started questioning him about us building a deck. How difficult would it be? Could we built right over the existing slab and steps? Should we attach it to the house? How long should it take? Could we eventually convert the windows to french doors? And most importantly, how much should it cost?
That round of questions led directly to, “Could you just build it for us?”
His price was right.
The timing was right.
So, now……. we have a deck stretching across the back of our house.
It’s like having a whole new room…..
We can’t wait to stain it, and style it with all the patio furniture we’ve been hoarding in the garage. Maybe string some rodeo lights over it.
There’s even a plan to replace the back door and the master bedroom windows with accordion doors. Wheels are turning, folks. Wheels are turning.
OOOOhhhh. I’m shivering just thinking about all that awesomeness…..but there’s no rush.
Took over 5 years just to get the deck,
…..and we plan to simply enjoy it for a while.