I knew when we bought the house it needed work & who better than Norm & I? I fell through the old deck last year (rotten in a couple of places) and 1/2 was missing completely so stepping out the studio, I stepped out to rocks and a tiny (not well made) bridge' to the bird deck -was an accident waiting to happen - so DECK DAYS!! lol
I designed the new deck and Norm got to work & it turned out Fricken fantastic- exactly what I wanted - a dream come true!
It's mental HEALTH Monday - want to know what' s MORE stressful than covid?
The fucking government not making up their mind!! Wear a mask- don't wear a mask.. stay home - it's o.k. to go to to a beach/park and pack like a rock concert - Holy! WTF?
Will the death number go UP these next couple of weeks? I think so.
I think, I am excited to stay home and chill on the deck allllll summer if need be & now...
Norm rocked the deck! Don't think it was all fun and games- he has me as the foreman' and everyday I was up and out of bed yelling :It's deck day!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!
60ish - one man one week! Ripped out the old - ppoured cement! Dug holes. shovelled rocks, cut wood.. carried wood (LOTS) predrilled, drilled and customised - to my exact specifications! Fuck ya! Look at the railing we made. hee hee. & yesterday, he made the mistake of starting something new- the deck could wait... so he thought.
NO, it could not and the bear in me let him know it. I've lived 28 years with unfinished projects at the last place- not happening here!! A bit of grumbling - he finished and Im so happy - Im deck dancing with dogs!.. I decked it out with plants- Norm then build us a fantatic table from old pool table feet someone gave him years ago & a found cedar door that was on the property. It won't blow over & we don't care if it gets wet.
I love my deck & Norm for building it for me- I am not an easy going client or wife - hahaha
I make sure he's not taking too long of a break and up and ready to rock at 8 a.m.! & I don't love him because he built me the deck (in record time). I love him because he'd stop and wash the dogs, stop and make ziplock candle holders from the left over cement with me, ingnore me when I 'lose it' and yell due to the mess I'm having to step over - lol, as I survey the job! hahaha!
Yes, he loves me too - big time.
The proof of our love is in the details of our home... look at that railing. hee hee.
It's a differnet love than it was 28 years ago (OMG - 28 years!?) it's stronger... it should change - it does change. The lovey dovey crap- gone... the loyality & love for both the men in my life - watch out- mess with my son or husband and you'll meet mamabear. I don't know a harder working guy & I'm glad he's here - even thou some days I tell him to:
Get out of my face!
We talked about all 'this stuff' before Norm moved here & we continued this journey together... I dont know anyone else I could live with, art with - we are a good team. Time to paint a portrait, plant a garden & chill on my lovely dream deck! The bird railing is for art, provides the illusion of being up high, it's only 2 feet off the ground!
Time for a nice glass of grape juice with soda & a big fat joint our on the deck!
For my mental health - I'll stay home to avoid confusion and germs!
I'll keep busy & garden, draw, paint & explore. I'll nap too.
With TLC & THC