Mike and I are super excited to see some progress this weekend! It all starts with a Lowe's delivery at 7 am of our cedar decking. We were going to go with Trex since its easier to maintain and lasts longer but after pricing it out be decided not too. Who knows if we will be here for the next 10 years. We were also hoping to put some lighting on the deck but that seems out of the budget as well. We are going with pretty white vinyl railings though! Similar to this ( minus the columns) https://www.weatherwisevinyl.com/store/agora.cgi?hdr=pr&product=boxed_railing&k=charleston&user3=white&ppinc=railing
Either way I am excited to see the deck take shape, to be able to hang laundry out in the sun (our backyard gets almost full sun all day so its great for drying clothes), and to be able to eat out on the deck. Tomorrow Mike and some very helpful and handy friends will start the actual deck framing and if time permits actually lay the cedar decking down.
Our hired handyman is coming tomorrow also to put in a new window in the kitchen and finish a few other projects that Mike hasn't had time to do such as fix the siding around the new back door, install railings on the back stairs etc.
Its supposed to be in the 80's all weekend so we hope for lots of progress!