Sunday, May 06, 2007

Anticipated arrivals

Often Saturday mornings are reserved for sleeping in long, hard, and deep, usually until Laisha returns from pilates but on this particular day wakefulnes came early with the birds, lawn mower, rake, and when it seemed more appropriate to do so construction. I was able to get the majority of boards cut before washing the car and heading for the field and the season "ice breaker"

Earlier this week Laisha reminded me that a small human is arriving soon and the deck needed to be finished for safety. Well, as fate would have it turns out that I had already given it some thought. Perhaps all I needed was the kind encouragement and incentive that I was looking for. So, after some shop-night discussions with the guys on Wednesday and a late-night-site visit, I had a plan. Or, well at least I had solid idea and so I went to hd and cleared out their stock of coastal wrc. First, I skimmed the cream off the 6' pile then picked through the 4's to make up the difference of board feet that I knew I needed. Although we still have not sold the truck, I decided to take the Volvo anyways, with its roof rack to carry and tie-down straps ready.

It was great to have had Travis assist as much with his chop saw and extra drill to see it to the finish line so quickly... now that the deck is done, I been thinking a whole lot more about cedar and the raised beds that I am going to make so as to have somewhere to put all these little things. Here is the cherry tomatoe congregation in the nursery late last month, I think one of them seedlings knew something about the light that the others were intent on finding out as well... or, maybe they were speculating on the bassinet behind. In any event, these little ones have all gone greener with brighter lights, pot ups and lavender understories.

see you again back here soonish.

1 comment:

t said...

the deck looks great! i wish cohen was there to play too, he would love it. i can almost smell the wood from here.