Before I left for Rio, we had a company come out and give us an estimate on adding onto our deck and doing some landscaping in the backyard.
The estimate was $100k!
DB and I nearly crapped when he presented the estimate. Now, do not misunderstand, we did want a parking pad added for the truck, walkway to the backyard, patio under the deck, extension to the deck, and water feature...
BUT come on $100k...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
SO, we looked at the plans that the company was nice enough to draw up for us (by the way, our neighbors mailbox is really on our property!) and decided, we could certainly complete the deck renovation ourselves. Ourselves at this point in time really means Doodle.
Doodle has been hard at work taking the deck apart. These were taken Saturday morning, by the end of today, everything is down and DB has been laying out where the new deck will be.