"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Get Up, Maggot!!!

What do you do when the Hubby is still sacked out in bed, the pups are sacked out on the couch, and the air coming in through the open windows is cold (59) and sweet?

Well, if you're Me, you turn on the oven and start cooking and baking.
You see...We're having the perfect Summer weekend. 
And I have plans for the day that require a certain Someone's participation.
And what do I want? 
What else?
Finish the freaken deck already!

So I have made homefries, creamy eggs with onions, peppers and mushrooms and my Grams Coffecake as a suitable enticement. 

Hopefully he's hungry and will bend to my will. 

I expect that the delicious smell's will waft down the hallway and cause SM to awaken with a smile on his face and motivation in his heart.

So I wander outside to document the beauty of the morning. 

Yesterday the high's were in the 80's with low humidity.  Unheard of.

So painting gutters and staining railing materials was going on.

And hopefully today I can motivate my sweet Patoutie into laying the last of the deck boards. 

We had to delay for a few weeks to let this last batch of pressure treated wood dry before we could stain the backs and sides.  Flip them over, screw them down and once everything is finally down, I want SM to take the sander and lightly sand off the product "stamps" that are all over the place. 

After that, the only thing that needs done is staining the top of the deck.

And staining the ceiling.
And finishing the railing.
And putting up the gutter.

I feel like we're heading into the homestretch, Kids.

I wander back into the house expecting SM to be chowing down on all my Good Morning vittles.

What the heck?!?  He's STILL asleep?!?


  1. Ah, yes, I can see what a tough task master you are! ;o)

    Isn't it funny (somehow laughter doesn't bubble to the surface in this case) how such a single, little (ha!) task like redoing a deck can take SO MUCH TIME??! And involve 4,623 separate projects within the project?

    Glad your weather is finally being decent. With your fantastic breakfast and the gorgeous weather, no reason for your SM not to get out there and do what needs to be done!

  2. Heck, Can I come work on your deck for a breakfast like that??? :-)